The best time to buy a backpacker car in Melbourne is around March when the temperatures begin to fall. Melbourne can get quite cold, so every backpacker living in a car is either traveling up north or going home and is selling theirs.
This is when the backpacker cars are quite cheap – so many people are selling their van, but just a few are willing to buy one. Look around and you will find plenty of cars at a bargain. You might be able to sell it somewhere else for a lot more money.
St. Kilda, the backpacker hotspot of Melbourne is a good place to start with.