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A what!?

Never heard of one (will google...)


Not quite that bad...here's my car...

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Originally Posted by ozzieeagle
He's talking about Rego I think.
Ah, maybe.
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Originally Posted by ozzieeagle
He's talking about Rego I think.
Yes, that's the one but its a rego/insurance combo isnt it?
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Originally Posted by paulry
Yes, that's the one but its a rego/insurance combo isnt it?
yes, rego has a very basic insurance for if you injure/hurt someone else.

I thought you meant 'real' insurance
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Originally Posted by paulry
Yes, that's the one but its a rego/insurance combo isnt it?
Rego and Green slip amounted to $830. Fully Comp is on top of that
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Originally Posted by Wendy
yes, rego has a very basic insurance for if you injure/hurt someone else.

I thought you meant 'real' insurance


That insurance seems to be a sneaky nearly useless one - and overpriced too. It should include third party vehicle cover.
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Rego and Green slip amounted to $830. Fully Comp is on top of that
I'm trying to remember what it was in the UK. Road tax I think was about £250 - and fully comp was about the same again.
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus
Rego and Green slip amounted to $830. Fully Comp is on top of that

Green Slip ? Is that what the call 3rd party injury insurance up there ? Just comes as one in Melbourne... tis around 630 bucks in Inner Melbourne. So thats X 2 cars for me then the insurances are circa 330 bucks each on a Barina and a Ford Falcon.... Third Party fire and Theft only though.

Wendy's is cheap... wonder if she is using APIA.....

Buggers wouldnt let me use APIA because we both have full time jobs.... wonder what it costs.

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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus
Rego and Green slip amounted to $830. Fully Comp is on top of that


Mine was around the $680 mark in January of this year.

Paul, I have no idea how much insurance is in the UK since I never drove there
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Originally Posted by paulry


That insurance seems to be a sneaky nearly useless one - and overpriced too. It should include third party vehicle cover.
Not that useless really... It's a defacto replacement for the NHS and covers everything to do with a car accident against a person.

I think you can get lost wages via that system as well.... not too sure.
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Originally Posted by ozzieeagle
Green Slip ? Is that what the call 3rd party injury insurance up there ? Just comes as one in Melbourne... tis around 630 bucks in Inner Melbourne. So thats X 2 cars for me then the insurances are circa 330 bucks on a Barina and a Ford Falcon.... Third Party fire and Theft only though.

Wendy's is cheap... wonder if she is using APIA.....

Buggers wouldnt let me use APIA because we both have full time jobs.... wonder what it costs.
Yeah, Rego is, in UK terms the "Car Tax" bit and Green slip the "Compulsory third party" bit. The $830 is for a biggish vehicle, a Nissan Murano.
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus
Yeah, Rego is, in UK terms the "Car Tax" bit and Green slip the "Compulsory third party" bit. The $830 is for a biggish vehicle, a Nissan Murano.
Mine is a 3l Ford Falcon and it's:

$285.30 Registration fee
$526.60 Compulsory Third Party Insurance
$16 Road Rescue Fee
$2 Road Safety Contribution

$829.90 Altogether
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Originally Posted by Wendy


Mine was around the $680 mark in January of this year.

Paul, I have no idea how much insurance is in the UK since I never drove there
Yours is cheap

You sure you're not driving one of these?
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Originally Posted by paulry
Mine is a 3l Ford Falcon and it's:

$285.30 Registration fee
$526.60 Compulsory Third Party Insurance
$16 Road Rescue Fee
$2 Road Safety Contribution

$829.90 Altogether
Slightly different split in my case. The Rego was $450 and Green Slip $380. The Rego is based on Curb Weight apparently and the Murano is damn heavy.
Fully Comp insurance is another $670 on top of that.
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Green Slip ? Is that what the call 3rd party injury insurance up there ? Just comes as one in Melbourne... tis around 630 bucks in Inner Melbourne. So thats X 2 cars for me then the insurances are circa 330 bucks each on a Barina and a Ford Falcon.... Third Party fire and Theft only though.

Wendy's is cheap... wonder if she is using APIA.....

Buggers wouldnt let me use APIA because we both have full time jobs.... wonder what it costs.


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Yours is cheap

You sure you're not driving one of these?
No, but I want one now!!


I have a 2001 Ford Laser GLXi like the one below

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