Envoiromentalists and Rego

Submitted: Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:00
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Hi All
Heard on the radio on the way to work this morning that the envoiromentalist are pushing parliament to increase rego on large cars. eg the bigger the car the more rego, which means most of us will get stung again.

Cheers
Tim
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:11

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:11
Hi Tim

Thats the way it is in QLD, basically pay per cyclinder. We moved to vic and thought it was fatastic that it was basically one flat rate, except when i paid the rego on the bke, cost almost as much as the 4wd...

crazie
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:21

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:21
A bloke who WILLINGLY moves to cold dull Melbourne from bright'n'sunny QLD has to be riding a Honda. Am I right?
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Follow Up By: Member - T-Bone (ACT) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 10:41

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 10:41
Hey, watch it now! At least Crazie's not nuts enough to move to Canberra - that'd just be plain stoopid...

Tounge-In-Cheek-T-Bone. :)
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:19

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:19
NOT ME !! Hahaha

I ripped all 16 extra seats out and my rego went from $1,502 to $540.00. Oh and I went and got a health card (cause someone tried to murder me) and it went down to about $480.00.

It is classified as a normal 2 seat VAN !!

Go figure?

I spent 4 days unconscious, a week in Intensive Care, more than a month in rehab, and 16 months later I am still classified as an out patient. BUT I get a whopping $60.00 off the rego.

BARGIAIN !! I'll say. lol.

I didn't need to tell you my tale of woe ... but I wanted to slip it in somewhere. Lol.

iMusty.

LMAO !!

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Follow Up By: Tim (vic) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:25

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:25
Taking all the seats out spot on, The rest of your woes no thanks i will pay the extra
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 09:11

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 09:11
iMusty,
reading between the lines: you are a bus driver, someone got on your bus, couldn't find a seat so beat you up?
I am sure there is another explanation there. Glad you are on the mend though.
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 09:35

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 09:35
Oh Bob.

That's very good. You make me smile.

lol
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Reply By: Exploder - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 14:34

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 14:34
Gday all

Just about every tree hugging enviro’s car I have seen is a pollution mobile, you know what I mean beat up old 120Y save the old growth Forrest sticker’s on the car and takes off with a cloud of black and blue smoke. Maybe we should pay licensing on how much the emissions differ from the manufactures quoted greenhouse output.

Oh yeah this is Australia the land of wide open spaces 4WD’s, V8 falcon’s and yes commodores. If you want to drive a 2-door hatch back bubble car on the road that is fine by me but don’t start complaining about how big and dangerous those darn 4WD are because last time I checked this was a free country.

You try going bush or towing an 18+-foot boat or camper in your pulsar good luck getting out of the driveway yes I as well as most other people hear have owned or driven in small car’s and when next to a 4WD, bus or truck know that there is nothing to be concerned about.

So leave those of us alone who choose to go out and explore the outback and go to these out of the way holiday destinations and if you want to sit in the city for your hole life and see nothing and then try to stop us from getting out there. Because what the hell is the point in preserving something if nobody can get out there to see it.

Sorry got a little of the point, Quick question. Do you think the extra money will go into helping the environment? Answer- not a bloody chance so what is the point of it. Oh I know just another way of getting more of the publics hard earned money as the government were running out of way to tax us.
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Reply By: Brian B (QLD) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 15:59

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 15:59
Hey Tim,

As was mentioned earlier that is what they do to us in Queensland. Rego is based on the number of engine cylinders.

A couple of figures I have plucked out may interest everyone.

A six cylinder car for six months rego in QLD is $343.35.

A four cylinder diesel in QLD is worth $291.30 for six months.

And yes you guessed it, we never see much of it come back into roads etc.

I am interested to know what others pay in other states.

Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:32

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:32
Good old WA 6 months for the explorer is $272.30
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 14:57

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 14:57
just payed rego on the gq yesterday vic $450.12 months
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Follow Up By: Tim (vic) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 07:19

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 07:19
$533-50 in melbourne and i think it is cheaper in country Vic as diamonds comment
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Reply By: ianmc - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 01:20

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 01:20
Just bought a 1967 HR Holden with very low miles & exc condition. Yes U may ask why but I dont have to justify myself.
6 cylinders & $488 pa in Vic, a bit dearer than last year I believe.
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Reply By: ev700 - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 01:50

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 01:50
Higher rego for larger cars (incl 4x4) penalises families. How do you fit a family with adolescents or teens into a small car?

We all vote and I guess our memories are not as short as some politicians would like to believe.
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Reply By: Big Woody - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 07:35

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 07:35
Hi All,

I think a fairer method of calculating rego's, intstead of using engine capacity or vehicle weight, would be to calculate it based on the horsepower of the engine.

That way all of us with diesel 4wd's should get off lightly.

Cheers,
Brett
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