S.A rego gone up again!!

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 22:10
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I can't beleive it. I've had my truck for less than a year now and not long after I bought it, I had to re register it. Now being a (commercial vehicle) HJ47 I undersand that it's a little more expensive than a private vehicle to register. I almost collapsed when I saw the renewal form for the first time, 775 dollars for a full year! Just to add insult to injury I just recieved another renewal as I only register in six month intervals mostly. Well whaddayaknow it's gone up again to eight hundred dollars for full year. Why should a vehicle that's being used solely as a recreational vehicle be subjected to such costs? There should be a way of proving that the vehicle is privately used to reduce these exhorbitant bills for the little battlers who just want a vehicle to camp/travel with. If there is a way I and many more I'm sure would like to know.

With regards, Jim.
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Reply By: mrdesmo - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 03:43

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 03:43
Sounds like SA is catching up to NSW, my Hilux's were around $800 a year to register, you have to get a pink slip, then a green slip then take all your paperwork to re-register...not to metion all the crap invovled in shopping around for the greenslip (CTP). And you have to register for 12 months at a time,only dealers get the joy of 3, 6 or 9 month intervals. I like the idea of being able to register for 6 month intervals, it breaks the cost up a bit. Can I get a 6 monthly when I reregister my 80 series in SA at Christmas or is it just for commercial vehicles?
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Follow Up By: Duke-Attie - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 08:10

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 08:10
you can have 3 , 6 , 9 or 12 in sa..
no matter what you drive....
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 06:40

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 06:40
Jim,
I would check with Transport SA as that does not sound right.

My old G60 is also classed as a ute( I argued the point with Transport SA and lost) and it is therefor registered as a commercial vehicle. I do receive a discount as I am on a pension but with an overall saving of 40%, it would bring full registration to $540 per year. Both my other road cars are $514 each per year. I am going to rationalise my vehicles shortly and go back to one as I cannot afford these silly rego costs.
Cheers
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Jim - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 14:58

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 14:58
Willem,

My HJ47 is a troop carrier and they class it as a panel van but on the manufacturers plates it is called a bus (11 seater). Maybe I should let them think it's a panel van because I'm sure the rego would be more for a bus!!

B!@(*^$#@&$#@ards!!

With regards, Jim.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 22:50

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 22:50
Jim,

My mate has a FJ47 Troopy same as yours and his rego is just a tad over $500. As I said before go back to them and get it altered. I am also aware that if you do certain modifications you can convert it to a camper and then rego is even less than a normal vehicle. Check it out!!
Cheers,
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Dion - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 22:50

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 22:50
Willem,
what Joe said is correct. Transport S.A. (if that is what they are still called this week) does allow 3, 6, 9 and of course 12 months registration. Naturally it is cheaper to register for twelve months, each of the 3,6 and 9 doesn't equate to 25, 50 and 75% of twelve months. Also there is seasonal registration, where there is a minimum requirement to have a vehicle registered for a minimum of 3 months in every 12. This was realy designed for farmers with their seasonal use farming implemements (seaders, headers, haybalers etc) however is available to all users. You must advise TSA that you are only registering for 3 or 6 months as seasonal rego. I also use this method for my boat trailer as I only use the boat between Novemeber and April.

Cheers,

Dion.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 23:08

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 23:08
I know all of that, Dion....I have 5 vehicles registered in SA.

What I am saying is that somehow Jim has been overcharged for his Troopy rego and he should check it out.

Cheers,
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Dion - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 23:31

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 23:31
Willem, sorry, I got my wires crossed as to what you were originally replying too when you replied to Jim that doesn't sound right. Fingers engaged before brain. Oh well, I am interested to see what my rego is going to be for me new RA Rodeo in Quorn for the next 12 months will be, I can't wait, well i have about 10 months to wait and find out.

Cheers,

Dion.
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Follow Up By: Jim - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 22:06

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 22:06
Thanks for that info Willem.

I'll go check it out as I have already converted it to a camper. Maybe with a bit of push and shove I'll get them to help me out. If not, maybe You can get your mate with his 47 to back me up on this.

With regards, Jim.
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Reply By: Tony - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 07:45

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 07:45
Think yourself lucky you don't live in the ACT and own a DX model GU. $ 1167.00 last year, and $1800+ this year. Beat that.

Thanks to Nissan for importing them as a commercial to get the big numbers of wagons into the country.
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 11:57

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 11:57
Holy s**t!!!!

:-o MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 16:59

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 16:59
Id register it in another state at a mates place..

did that with bikes for 8-10 years saved thousands...

yea tis illegal, but hey Im lots richer.
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Reply By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 07:51

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 07:51
Can someone reomove tony's post before a certain kiwi Premier reads it....stop giving them ideas Tony.
Geez thats dear!!Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan- Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:34

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:34
Yes. remove it quick please, before the rapacious bastards that are supposed to run WA hear about it.
Won't it be nice when Australia is one country with out these useless state governments duplicating services, never ever learning from others experience around the world, and constantly jetting off on "study tours and fact finding missions"!
How deep now are all the levels of Gov. in Australia into our hard earned?
What percentage of our money do they take in all the different taxes and charges they foist upon us?
It used to be that we worked nearly half the year before we started getting our own money to spend as we liked!
How long do we have to work each year now before we reach the level of actually having money to spend on doing what we want with it?
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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 08:15

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 08:15
I though $434.30 was bad. (country Victoria)Cheers,
Wazza
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:27

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:27
gday wazza.
i did have a whinge to myself when our rego went up.
but for $435 i wont whinge any moreback by popular demand
:-)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 17:02

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 17:02
You pair could make a fortune with 50 cars regoed at your place for a bottle of grog as payment!

save thousands for people!!
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Follow Up By: wazza - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 17:52

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 17:52
A mate was looking at personalised plates in Qld. $2000 up there and $300ish down In victoria. Sometime I think me might be luckier just to put up with speed cameras.
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Reply By: chrisfrd - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:41

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 13:41
I dunno about you guys, but in Tasmania, I only pay $475 pa with private rego plates!

I move around a bit, from contract to contract and it boggles the imagination why they NEED to charge this much for registration, given that they now make you pay extra to use highways, such as the tullamarine and such. I find that the whole taxation system is unfair.......

But then again, you should feel lucky about operating a car over here compared to my family in the UK. Their 2-door GR patrol costs 1800 POUNDS per year to register, that's over 4000 Dollars!

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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 15:34

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 15:34
It was not designed to be FAIR!!!

Brian
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 15:47

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 15:47
Try the states where the Rego is only $50 but the insurance is $2000-$5000 for each driver.... work that out for a family of 4!!!!

Brian
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Follow Up By: johnsy - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 18:31

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 18:31
personal plates for my vehicle was $70 in 2000 one off payment why would you pay yearly unless you wree changing plates but our 1st timers Labour saw fit to double up to $140 any way they are odds on to get the flick next election.
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Reply By: Peter Guy - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 18:16

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 18:16
I thought WA was sa bit stiff - but not now - $550.00 (business) for 12 months /98 diesel Patrol. More importantly NO Road/bridge Tolls in WA.
I was shocked driving around NSW & Vic. What a con!
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 18:31

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 18:31
Arn't you lucky you live out west, wish my wife would let us move back.Regards Bob
Where to next
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Reply By: chrisfrd - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 16:07

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 16:07
HA! I'm moving from Canberra to Adelaide in two weeks... I'm still leaving the mighty (slighly broken) Patrol registered in Tas though....

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