Buying Online - Our one stop used vehicle shop

Wherever you are in New Zealand you can be confident you're making the right choice when you buy from Southland Vehicle Sales.

We offer:

  • Independent VTNZ Pre-Purchase Inspections available on request for any vehicle
  • Free vehicle validation check - including mileage and outstanding finance
  • Free delivery anywhere in the South Island - including Picton
  • Competitive Shipping rates to the North Island


  • Free airport transfer if you want to collect your vehicle yourself

Buy Safe, Buy Sure NZ Wide

Our Buy Safe, Buy Sure policy has taken the risk out of buying a second hand vehicle for Southlanders since 1992 - and it's an assurance we're proud to extend to clients throughout New Zealand.

Every pre-loved vehicle we sell is covered by our 7-day/1000km right of exchange - in addition we offer the MTA Dealer Warranty at no extra cost. That's peace of mind motoring wherever you are.

  • Category One Vehicles: (Less than 10 years and less than 125,000km) 100 days or 5000km
  • Category Two Vehicles: 30 days or 3,000km

Need more cover?

Ask us for a quote on our competitively priced one, two or even three year unlimited kilometre bumper to bumper SVS Mechanical Breakdown Insurance policies.

After Sales and Service

Our Invercargill Service Centre is an accredited member of the Supershop Service Network. This is a guarantee of quality workmanship which also gives our customers access to after-sales service and warranty repairs at any of 83 Supershop member locations throughout New Zealand.

Competitive Finance and Insurance & Trade-ins

We can tailor a finance package for approved purchases either on-line or instore - please ask for a quote.

Trade-in your existing vehicle

Thanks to our extensive industry networks we're able to accept trade-ins from almost anywhere in New Zealand - again just ask.

What gives SVS pre-loved vehicles the edge?
Since 1992 it's been our aim to sell the best vehicles at the fairest price. At any given time our selection includes:

  • Premier used vehicles imported directly from Japan
  • Near-new vehicles traded-in on our new vehicle offers
  • Reliable classics with proven mechanical service records

Can't find what you're looking for?
If you're looking for something special by all means give us a call and we'll keep an eye out for you.

Don't take our word for it

Because buying a vehicle is among the biggest purchases made in a life-time, it can be quite a daunting decision. We take time to listen to your requirements so we can offer a selection of suitable options to tailored to your individual needs.

Then, we add our peace of mind Customer Care Programme so you can buy with the confidence that you've bought well.

What does Customer Care mean? It's our promise we'll continue to look after you just as well after your chosen vehicle is bought and paid for.

  • 100 Day 5,000km warranty
  • 7 Day 1,000km right of exchange
  • AA/MTA Vehicle Appraisal
  • Easi-Own Finance Options
  • Extended Warranty Options

Because your experience is so important to us, we ask each and every SVS customer for their feedback because if there is something we could do better we want to be the first hear about it.

Happily, our pride in delivering the best possible service is reflected in customer comments that we're pleased to share with you to the right.


Thanks for the bucket of car care goodies - they will be great. Your service was very friendly and professional. Peter and Wendy Dowling, Gore

A friend purchased a car from you and suggested we take a look. The customer service was great - I was pleased when I bumped into your salesman in town and he asked how things were going with the car - and also the follow up with slight adjustments to lights and wipers. Thank you! Hugo & Robin Van Uden, Makarewa

Everything I saw and experienced was AOK. I was totally "at home" with the salesman who made me feel he was truely interested in what I wanted. Muriel Waters, Invercargill

It was a pleasure dealing with your salesman from the emails to the phone calls - he was polite, friendly and just excellent to deal with. On site you were friendly, welcoming and nice to my children. Too often you go to places and they don't acknowledge the children - you did and this meant a lot to us. Cara Homer, Lawrence

People in the car industry often assume women know nothing about cars. You listened to what I wanted and provided excellent service - just keep up the good work. Frances Maheno, Invercargill

A usually stressful experience made enjoyable. This was the most rewarding car purchasing experience EVER! Every time I step into my new RIO I feel special. I love my new car and am extremely comfortable driving around Dunedin-Gore-Invercargill - Not bad for a 78-year-old!! Irene Harvey, Gore

You treated us like equals - you weren't pushy and you knew your product, how to promote it and how to make us feel at ease. Your service was the best I have had from any sales yard and your website is great. Thank you very much for the amazing gift. Joe and Joan Sievwright, Otautau

You had a vehicle that had all the things we were looking for, you answered all our questions and bought the car to our home to test drive on our roads. Keep up the good service. Barnan Dairy Farm, Clinton

I decided to buy from SVS because you had the vehicle I wanted and I received lovely service. I felt welcome and comfortable. You arranged finance at a reasonable interest rate with affordable payments to suit me. I will most definitely be back! Raewyn Rautahi, Invercargill