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  Reply # 1555994 20-May-2016 10:00
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Rikkitic:

My AWD 3.5l Diamante is in band 2 at $127.37. Apparently it is not considered a particularly safe car, though it is fairly massive, which should help in a collision with something smaller. It is also known to have fantastic road-holding ability, which I would think ought to count for something.


 

my 2005 vr-x diamante:

Protection during a crash
- Front Airbags, Driver and Passenger
- Torso Protecting Side Airbags, Front Seats
- 3-Point Seat Belts in All Seating Positions
Staying in control
- Antilock (ABS) brakes
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Traction Control

They're known as safe cars, heard they stand up very well in a roll ...

$43.50Licence Fee
$61.87ACC Levy Band 2T
$1.64Other Levies
$3.74Online administration fee*
$16.62GST
$127.37Total

I can attest for that on-road stability. Fun car to drive despite its weight and size.

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  Reply # 1556003 20-May-2016 10:05
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Geektastic:

 

Fred99:

 

Geektastic:

 

Perthman:

 

7 metres of Motorhome down to $240.91 - that was around $425 a year or three back and the classic, an MGB,  more than happy with $48.75

 

 

 

 

I thought the pricing was based on safety? I wouldn't have thought an MGB would do too well on that metric compared to a modern car.

 

 

 

 

I'm trying to remember when I last saw an MGB involved in an accident.  I'm pretty sure it would be long before they were considered a "classic".  I hope Perthman's right and they look at accident stats rather than just count airbags.

 

 

 

 

Ah yes. Of course. It would actually have to start to be in an accident...! wink

 

 

 

 

Not absolutely true.  The bonnet could drop on the owner's scone while they were spraying engine-start in the carby trying to get it to crank over. ACC would pay.

 

TBH I suspect that this registration discount thing is little more than a political cheap trick.  Very popular of course as it seems to be an honest and generous gesture, but the actual amount reduced as a proportion of total cost of ownership of a car is peanuts.  I'm certain that the root cause of the majority of accident injuries falls primarily on the capabilities of a nut behind a wheel - not ESC, ABS, and a car swarming with air-bags - despite those being very advantageous things to have, especially for moronic drivers.


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  Reply # 1556011 20-May-2016 10:13
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Fred99:

 

 

 

[snip]TBH I suspect that this registration discount thing is little more than a political cheap trick.  [snip]

 

 

Or due to a well managed and understood process. I guess.

 

 

 

http://www.acc.co.nz/news/WPC138532

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1556053 20-May-2016 10:41
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nakedmolerat: What kind of car is sub $100?

My car is $200

 

2005 Toyota Mark X 250G is $85.59.


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  Reply # 1556064 20-May-2016 10:53
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Talkiet:

 

Fred99:

 

 

 

[snip]TBH I suspect that this registration discount thing is little more than a political cheap trick.  [snip]

 

 

Or due to a well managed and understood process. I guess.

 

 

 

http://www.acc.co.nz/news/WPC138532

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's the NZ equivalent of what car insurers do in countries where the insurers pick up the medical bills in the event of an accident rather than Muggins the Taxpayer.






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  Reply # 1556072 20-May-2016 11:04
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Talkiet:

 

Fred99:

 

 

 

[snip]TBH I suspect that this registration discount thing is little more than a political cheap trick.  [snip]

 

 

Or due to a well managed and understood process. I guess.

 

 

 

http://www.acc.co.nz/news/WPC138532

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

Depends on where you're sitting I guess. 

 

"Customer satisfaction (levy payers) was 69% against target of 60% (up from 59% in 2014)".

 

The true meaningless of statistics like that - yet common use and acceptance that they truly mean something astounds me.  Yes - the answer seems to show an "improvement" - but as we don't know what the question was, I'm in the dark as to what was improved, how, and why.  You work for Spark?  If Spark did nothing except reduce charges, then my level of satisfaction as a customer would improve.  Is 31% of customers not satisfied good, bad, or irrelevant because you've got nothing to compare it with?  Probably the latter as they act alone as sole provider in a market, so we've got a metric on a report telling us that something irrelevant and meaningless has improved.   Wow.


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  Reply # 1556083 20-May-2016 11:07
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Fred99:

 

Talkiet:

 

Fred99:

 

 

 

[snip]TBH I suspect that this registration discount thing is little more than a political cheap trick.  [snip]

 

 

Or due to a well managed and understood process. I guess.

 

 

 

http://www.acc.co.nz/news/WPC138532

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

Depends on where you're sitting I guess. 

 

"Customer satisfaction (levy payers) was 69% against target of 60% (up from 59% in 2014)".

 

The true meaningless of statistics like that - yet common use and acceptance that they truly mean something astounds me.  Yes - the answer seems to show an "improvement" - but as we don't know what the question was, I'm in the dark as to what was improved, how, and why.  You work for Spark?  If Spark did nothing except reduce charges, then my level of satisfaction as a customer would improve.  Is 31% of customers not satisfied good, bad, or irrelevant because you've got nothing to compare it with?  Probably the latter as they act alone as sole provider in a market, so we've got a metric on a report telling us that something irrelevant and meaningless has improved.   Wow.

 

 

 

 

I don't think you understand it. The ACC levy component of the car rego fee reduced because the ACC fund was full. It's not about politics or customer satisfaction.

 

 

 

N


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  Reply # 1556148 20-May-2016 11:43
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Talkiet:

 

Fred99:

 

Talkiet:

 

Fred99:

 

 

 

[snip]TBH I suspect that this registration discount thing is little more than a political cheap trick.  [snip]

 

 

Or due to a well managed and understood process. I guess.

 

 

 

http://www.acc.co.nz/news/WPC138532

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

Depends on where you're sitting I guess. 

 

"Customer satisfaction (levy payers) was 69% against target of 60% (up from 59% in 2014)".

 

The true meaningless of statistics like that - yet common use and acceptance that they truly mean something astounds me.  Yes - the answer seems to show an "improvement" - but as we don't know what the question was, I'm in the dark as to what was improved, how, and why.  You work for Spark?  If Spark did nothing except reduce charges, then my level of satisfaction as a customer would improve.  Is 31% of customers not satisfied good, bad, or irrelevant because you've got nothing to compare it with?  Probably the latter as they act alone as sole provider in a market, so we've got a metric on a report telling us that something irrelevant and meaningless has improved.   Wow.

 

 

 

 

I don't think you understand it. The ACC levy component of the car rego fee reduced because the ACC fund was full. It's not about politics or customer satisfaction.

 

 

 

N

 

 

 

 

I do understand it.  The "fullness" of the fund is assessed against a measurement of future liability / risk exposure, and the way that has been calculated has been politically manipulated, for better or for worse.  The "customer" is the voter.  The vast majority of "customers" don't in any given year get to see what happens when they need to claim. As they have no choice but to pay levies, it's somewhat disingenuous to refer to them as "customers" IMO.  

 

 

 

The ACC component of car reg fees has dropped, different amounts based on arbitrary measures of "safeness" of vehicles.  I'm not saying that's a bad thing - though it's full of anomalies.  My original point was that the root cause of accidents - poor driver behaviour - isn't addressed by ACC at all.  In the context of that fact, then it seems somewhat trivial and probably a politically motivated move.  Rather than pass on "savings" (and it's clearly by more complex than that), I'd have rather seen the $$$ poured into other things to improve road safety.

 

 


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  Reply # 1556171 20-May-2016 12:08
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2015 BMW 3 Series $85.59.  But my rego expires on 29/6... Does anyone know how they charge when a renewal is so close to 1 July?


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  Reply # 1556176 20-May-2016 12:15
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Satch:

 

2015 BMW 3 Series $85.59.  But my rego expires on 29/6... Does anyone know how they charge when a renewal is so close to 1 July?

 

 

Get a one month renewal (may need to go to a post office to do it, otherwise 3 months is minimum). If you renew for twelve months on 29/6, you will be charged the old rate (they do not pro-rata it).

 

At least, that's what happened with last years drops.


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  Reply # 1556179 20-May-2016 12:20
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A long, long time ago, someone of great wisdom whose identity escapes me pointed out that if you really wanted to improve driver safety, you would require every vehicle to have a long, sharp, pointed object protruding out of the steering wheel aimed directly at the driver's chest. The safer cars and roads are perceived to be, the worse people will drive. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1556190 20-May-2016 12:36
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You can license to a certain date if you like. Last time they bought the changes in I licensed the car to 1st of the month. Except I stuffed up on one of them and did it to a month too soon so had to do it again for a month when it came around. Really should see when mine are due, havent had a reminder from google about it so I am guessing not this month.





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  Reply # 1556292 20-May-2016 14:33
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Rikkitic:

A long, long time ago, someone of great wisdom whose identity escapes me pointed out that if you really wanted to improve driver safety, you would require every vehicle to have a long, sharp, pointed object protruding out of the steering wheel aimed directly at the driver's chest. The safer cars and roads are perceived to be, the worse people will drive. 


 

... and made of glass. I've read the same thing :)

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  Reply # 1556303 20-May-2016 15:10
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MAZDA AXELA 5 SEATER 1499cc PETROL (2011) MAZDA AXELA Vehicle licensing fee

 

$85.59  / year  

 

Estimated fee from 1st July 2016 for the 2011 model of this vehicle.

 

Vehicle licensing fee components (estimated cost for a 12 month private passenger vehicle licence, from1st July 2016)  

 

$43.50 Licence Fee

 

$25.54 ACC Levy Band 4T

 

$1.64 Other Levies

 

$3.74 Online administration fee*

 

$11.17 GST $85.59


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  Reply # 1556684 21-May-2016 08:15
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2008 Ford Focus down from $178 to $112 - I'm happy with that!


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