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: April 25, 2007, 04:53:10 PM

Damn I'm so freaking pissed right now. The Danish government just robbed me and thousand of other carowners today by introducing a new law which took effect immediately.  [banghead]

Cars in Denmark are heavily taxed. First you gotta pony up 180% registration fee and the on top of that an additonal 25% VAT. The cheapest car you can get in Denmark will set you back $18,100 and for that you'll get an outdated Korean car with 60 horsepower and no critical safety equipment like ESP. No A/C, no cruise control etc.

Well I just bought a brand new car this January. I paid $29,545 for a small family car with only 80 horsepower but with lots of safety equipment and a nice design. I was happy with the purchase but with the law they passed today the car is expected to drop 10-15% in price from the dealer because they are lowering the registration fee. That's nearly $3,000 to $3,500 I've thrown out the window.

Why did they pass the law you ask. Because in Denmark you only have to pay 30% registration fee for cars on yellow plates. Yellow plate cars can only transport two occupants in the front, but they are significantly cheaper because of that which alot of people has taken advantage of. So to stop that the governmet decided to increase the registration fee for yellow plate cars while reducing the registration fee for normal cars and in the process they screwed normal working class people over.

This is what you'll get for $29,545 in Denmark:


Go ahead and laugh. It's freaking ridicolous.  :'(

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#1 : April 25, 2007, 05:07:02 PM

The Little Mermaid must be weeping...

That's crap!

Do you have any access to electric cars? Just curious.

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#2 : April 26, 2007, 01:26:26 PM

I wouldn't know where to go if I wanted to buy an electric car. However I have seen a couple on the road but they are extremly rare.

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#3 : April 26, 2007, 01:44:17 PM

Wow.  Just wow.

At least you get great gas mileage with that ride...



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#4 : April 26, 2007, 01:47:23 PM

One good thing about cars like that is that they are easy to park.   I wish most americans had cars like that rather than those ridiculous SUV's.   Then I could see when I'm driving rather than seeing nothing but the back of an SUV.

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#5 : April 26, 2007, 01:51:17 PM

socialism


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#6 : April 26, 2007, 02:09:59 PM

One good thing about cars like that is that they are easy to park. I wish most americans had cars like that rather than those ridiculous SUV's. Then I could see when I'm driving rather than seeing nothing but the back of an SUV.

AMEN!!!

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#7 : April 26, 2007, 03:03:04 PM

We Americans with our big ass SUVs - Hummers, Navigators - and our 8-cylinder F150 pickup trucks need to learn a lesson from the Euros - we need to get smaller cars. We Americans are high utilizers of a limited resource. We owe it to mankind and our future generations to cut down on gas/oil consumption. I applaud the Euros for driving those 4-cylinder, gas-efficient automobiles. They may not be as safe, but Euros, in my opinion are the world's best drivers (I've lived in a lot of different countries).

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#8 : April 26, 2007, 03:06:57 PM

Hey, we agree on something!

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#9 : April 26, 2007, 03:07:02 PM

I don't know about "best drivers." I lived in Sicily for 5 years and that would not describe most Italians on the road.

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#10 : April 26, 2007, 03:15:12 PM

I don't know about "best drivers." I lived in Sicily for 5 years and that would not describe most Italians on the road.

Okay, I meant Northern Euro - Spanish and Italiens excluded.

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#11 : April 26, 2007, 03:17:22 PM

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention the Spanish. The first time I got in a cab in Barcelona I truly thought it would be the last time I got in any car.

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#12 : April 26, 2007, 03:17:44 PM

We Americans with our big ass SUVs - Hummers, Navigators - and our 8-cylinder F150 pickup trucks need to learn a lesson from the Euros - we need to get smaller cars. We Americans are high utilizers of a limited resource. We owe it to mankind and our future generations to cut down on gas/oil consumption. I applaud the Euros for driving those 4-cylinder, gas-efficient automobiles. They may not be as safe, but Euros, in my opinion are the world's best drivers (I've lived in a lot of different countries).
I'll be damned if I don't drive a full-size pickup until the day I die.

I'm 6'7", and it's the only vehicle I have ever been even somewhat conmfortable in.

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#13 : April 26, 2007, 03:20:04 PM

They may not be as safe, but Euros, in my opinion are the world's best drivers (I've lived in a lot of different countries).

Most European/Japanese cars are safer than the larger American models.  It depends what you collide with:  a big car usually beats a little car in a crash simply physics apply.

In the US you are safer in a big SUV because of the high likelihood of another big SUV T-boning you.   When everyone is in smaller cars the need to wrap yourself in two tons of steel diminish.


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#14 : April 26, 2007, 03:26:39 PM

I've rented a variety of Euro cars (Alfa Romero, BMW, Mercedes) and find they're easier to maneuver (and avoid accidents) than an SUV.
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