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31-01-2010, 04:33 AM
Just got a rego bill for a V6 magna the boy child has here and prices in QLD for rego have sky rocketed. At least a 30% leap in one of the biggest rip off fees there is since stamp duty. $420 for 6 months rego.
Not only has this premier and her adolesent treasurer sent the state broke with their knee jerk reactions to everthing, but they are trying to do the same to me.
Unfortunately, rego on all our vehicles are due in the space of a month so it's looking like $1270 for 6 months rego, all due now with no payment options. Time to buy a horse .....
31-01-2010, 05:21 AM
wait till you get yours for the V8.. I just paid over $550 for 6 months on the V8 Calais
31-01-2010, 05:32 AM
Yikes! What's wrong with those pollies in QLD over there?
Cost me just on $470 for a year over here; WRX Turbo.
31-01-2010, 07:09 AM
Haven't you heard that they have also compulsorily acquired all horses and sold them to a Japanese corporation for a fifth of their value.
31-01-2010, 09:03 AM
When I left qld 20 years back nsw was quite expesive rego wise in
comparison...not anymore it seems
My v6 magna rounds out at $600/year plus a six pack of bundy and coke for the rego inspection.
31-01-2010, 11:52 AM
All i live in hope for is that Anna gets handed her hat next election. Traditionally Australians vote parties out rather than in and labour has had Qld for 20 odd (very odd) years. Its a pity the opposition isnt that flash either.
Just a reminder about political discussion and the TOS.
Let's try not to allow the thread to end up being a general political discussion on the state of affairs within the relevant governments.
31-01-2010, 05:04 PM
Compared to NSW prices, I hear that you banana benders nearly get your fuel for free though... :P
31-01-2010, 05:17 PM
Cheers Petra d
31-01-2010, 05:27 PM
Paid $1.33 a liter yesterday Chris... I remember back in the days of 75c/Liter being considered a little expensive..
My rego costs me $1016 for 12 months... and $563.20 for 6 months... When I lived in Victoria it was $475 for 12 months, regardless of the amount of cylinders... My V8 cost the same to register as my inline 6 turbo, same as my V6, same as my 4cyl turbo... same as my twin rotor turbo.. Up here, someone driving an RX-7 1.3L twin rotor turbo pays about $550 for 12 months, where as I with a 5.7L V8 pay $1016. This is apparently because the V8 is worse for the environment, and we pay compulsory 3rd party insurance, and they see a V8 as being more dangerous than a 1.3L turbo rotary...
In my experience, the V8, despite its cubic capacity, emits less gasses as it purrs down the highway doing 1450rpm @ 100kmph than a rotary does screaming along at 4000rpm @ 100kmph... Which one is a safer vehicle? the one that has constant, smooth delivery of of its 225kw of power throughout the rev range, or one that is seemingly gutless until 4000rpm when it comes on boost and then all of a sudden has a burst of 350kw of power? The one that is predictable, easy to handle, and weighs 1.5t, or the one that is completely unpredictable, a dog to handle and weighs 1t, with more power than the aforementioned?
Its a joke...
V8 drivers pay more to register their cars, they pay more to buy their cars, they pay more to keep fuel in them, they pay more to repair and service them... After all that, when you're my age, with tattoos and a shaved head in a V8 commodore, you get all the wrong kind of attention from the boys in blue whether you're doing the wrong thing or not... All these taxes and revenues apparently go into making the roads better, and making them safer... However... I challenge you... If you can find me a single 5km stretch of road within 80km of the brisbane CBD that is not uneven, bumpy, cracked or pot holed, I will indeed eat my own soiled shorts...
Welcome to the sunshine state, We rip you off left right and center, we have a law against anything that can be considered as people having a good time, we charge $2000 for personalized number plates and there's not a damn thing you or anyone else can do about it.
31-01-2010, 05:30 PM
There was an 8c/litre tax rebate on fuel but that went months ago, it was $1.35/liter last week. They have also increased public transport fares by 40% just in time for back to school and bumped up electricity from 14c/Kw to 17c/Kw. Then the local councils have split water from the rates as it's set to skyrocket as well. It's never ending.
31-01-2010, 05:45 PM
Does this mean you are now paying closer to the real cost of supplying the services? NSW and Vic have been subsidising the other states since federation. The week before last in NW Sydney diesel was 5c/l less than unleaded. Now it's 6c/l more.
31-01-2010, 08:01 PM
qld slowly sinking like nsw gurgll gurgll:P:lol:
31-01-2010, 08:07 PM
NSW Rego,s keep me employed so i,m still smiles not qlds tho.
My personalized plates cost me 440 per year to keep but i,m just about over them may hand them back in june.
31-01-2010, 08:10 PM
And we can't go & work overseas now either.
The tax "reform" has seen to that.............
31-01-2010, 08:11 PM
how much kev for personalized plates youve got to be jocking!!! theres a nice eyepiece each year:D
31-01-2010, 08:14 PM
Just to get the personalized plates here in QLD costs 2300 or there abouts.. I do not know what it costs to keep them because I would not pay 2300 for plates.. Ever...
I got personalized plates on all the cars I owned in Vic, because it was $345 for the plates, no extra fee per year to have them...
31-01-2010, 08:41 PM
$2500 Alex. No on going fees. except standard annual rego.....
1 small plate for a bike is the same cost as a set of car plates.....
It's because in Qld personalised plates (PPQ) is a private company. Whereas in Vic (not sure about the others) it's controlled by Vic Roads.
31-01-2010, 08:43 PM
unbelievable alex its a wonder they sell any at all
31-01-2010, 09:04 PM
440 per year IN nsw for the plates ......BATHY....
31-01-2010, 09:47 PM
It's a one time fee for personal plates if they have a standard NSW layout
- 2 letters + 3/4 numbers,
- 3 letters + 3 numbers,
- 3 letters + 2 numbers + 1 letter,
- 2 letters + 2 numbers + 2 letters.
The family have 3 sets of 2l+3/4n and 2 sets of 3l+2n+1l. Mum also has an all numeric.
Anything else has an annual fee.
31-01-2010, 10:01 PM
its all relative, in Australia, despite the cost of buying a car, which is ridiculously expensive, the cost of keeping a car on the road is quite cheap.
Fuel, Rego and insurance are all way higher than over here, although buying a motor is way cheaper.
not that relevant i know, soz!
I was doing some numbers on the cost of running our car.
I always kept a spreadsheet on the car and the bike and all costs such petrol, services, rego and insurance as well as any accessories are included.
For the 2005 Holden Crewman, running costs are currently $0.36 per kilometre.
By comparison the 1985 BMW K75c motorbike running costs are $0.10 per kilometre.
It all gets a bit scary when you look at it in that type of light.
01-02-2010, 10:07 AM
I don't have any problem with rego. Two cars a trailer and a caravan.
Total rego cost per year $303
Insurance is the big cost $873 for one car (includes 3rd party)
and $1107 for the other (includes 3rd party)
If cost are too high for you bite the ego bullet and get a smaller car.
Motoring is still only around 35c per KM for me for 20000Km /year about 12% of my yearly budget.
It was 19c per KM for 20000km/year 25 years ago when it was 20% of the budget.
01-02-2010, 10:12 AM
Personalised Plates = Voluntary Taxation
Just my two cents worth, which in this era of rounding equals stuff all...
01-02-2010, 10:50 AM
I have three vehicles and don't have a problem paying a registration on each of them but to have to pay a compulsory third party component on each ($1061.00 total) is a sore point, particulaly when I can only drive one of them at a time. A fairer system might be a CTPC calculated on the heaviest vehicle and paid as a single fee. Incidentally the CTPC on my motorcycle is $120.00 (this figure includes a $50.00 plus tax motorcycle safety levy) more than it is for my ute, and about $70.00 more than the fee on the MX5.
P.S. The motorcycle safety levy is spent improving some of our roads "Black Spots" for the safety of all road users, and it is seen as an unjust tax by many motorcyclists.
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