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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1075 on: June 09, 2020, 07:19:28 PM »
P rating is fine for my usage case, I think...


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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1076 on: June 09, 2020, 07:26:09 PM »
For a 4wd...any 4wd, I would go a LT tyre, if only for the extra "toughness" of the tyre. Compared to a P tyre, they are stronger in the sidewall and carcass.
In a perfect world, with unlimited $$$, that’s fair, but for my usage case, I can’t justify the significant extra costs...


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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1077 on: June 24, 2020, 05:13:49 PM »
Is there a list of hotels in Victoria which are being used for the overseas travellers in isolation?

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1078 on: June 24, 2020, 05:43:43 PM »
In a perfect world, with unlimited $$$, that’s fair, but for my usage case, I can’t justify the significant extra costs...


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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1079 on: June 29, 2020, 09:47:34 AM »
Why is car rego so expensive?
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1080 on: June 29, 2020, 10:11:38 AM »
& why do 6 cylinders cost more than 4, with 8s more expensive again ??? :'(
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1081 on: June 29, 2020, 10:31:19 AM »
Rego isn't too hard, it's the TAC component that costs
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1082 on: June 29, 2020, 11:00:12 AM »
Why is car rego so expensive?
Cause you rent 365 days a year to drive it and leave it in the garage for over 100 of those days.
Stand up, be counted.
Demand km based annual road cost.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1083 on: June 29, 2020, 12:07:09 PM »
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Rego isn't too hard, it's the TAC component that costs
yep

303 for rego
433 for TAC
44 insurance duty ???

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1084 on: June 29, 2020, 12:23:49 PM »
Rego will be a thing of the past soon, as will be stamp duty.
GST will be upped to 15% across the board, food included.

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1085 on: June 29, 2020, 12:28:12 PM »
GST will be upped to 15% across the board, food included.

And Rego will also go up, as will be stamp duty and PAYG.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1086 on: June 29, 2020, 12:28:18 PM »
Cause you rent 365 days a year to drive it and leave it in the garage for over 100 of those days.
Stand up, be counted.
Demand km based annual road cost.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1088 on: July 02, 2020, 12:45:51 PM »
Car rego is bad enough, but some of the cost is allegedly used to cover wear and tear of the road.
Trailer rego is probably the same in the States that charge it, but as you can only tow one trailer or van etc at a time, multiple trailer rego charges are a blatant rip off. Why can't the government's charge as fee to register a towing vehicle premium?
I currently pay rego on a camper trailer, caravan, two different sized is trailers, a car trailer and a horse float.
Obviously only one can be towed legally at a time so the others aren't posing a threat to road damage and I would gladly pay a couple of hundred extra to register a towing vehicle.

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1089 on: July 02, 2020, 12:48:06 PM »
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Obviously only one can be towed legally at a time so the others aren't posing a threat to road damage and I would gladly pay a couple of hundred extra to register a towing vehicle.
well they can all be towed at once ;)

but why cant they assign you with 1 plate you use on each trailer. Change as required.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1090 on: July 02, 2020, 01:32:36 PM »
Prediction:
                   Tesla will offer to pay rego and third party on all Teslas and the States will agree.
Tessa will charge owners a km and conjestion charge that will, for the average distance driver, equal the rego cost plus a bit of profit.This will creep across other smart car makers to the point when they amalgamate the service to a single entity.
Non smart/legacy vehicles will require a smart box retrofit to comply.
States will close their Motor Registries as they become redundant.
Eventually, as commuters are not 'renting' road space daily, they will choose public transport/Uber/taxis, which being smart, will adapt routes and timetables to be efficient for the first time in history.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1091 on: July 02, 2020, 01:41:34 PM »
Cause you rent 365 days a year to drive it and leave it in the garage for over 100 of those days.
Stand up, be counted.
Demand km based annual road cost.
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It will happen soon...especially with electric cars seeing fuel tax diminish.

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1092 on: July 02, 2020, 01:42:29 PM »
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Eventually, as commuters are not 'renting' road space daily, they will choose public transport/Uber/taxis

Now where did I put that other Dream Bean?

I thought it was serious up till it said people will use public transport uber or taxis.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #1093 on: July 02, 2020, 05:02:27 PM »
Car rego is bad enough, but some of the cost is allegedly used to cover wear and tear of the road.
In Vic it all goes in to Consolidated Revenue. AKA big bucket of cash that the government spends. Almost all revenue ends up there and is not earmarked for any particular spending.
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