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small 4 cylinder engine is about $100 cheaper over the year.
When you buy a car you have to pay stamp duty on the value of it. R
Rego can be paid 3 monthly or annually but it is way more than $128! Mine is $600+ for the year, it is the CTP insurance that bumps it up more than anything.
Our rego was taken care of as part of the novated lease, again apologies for the bum steer
However, it does seem to be based on the number of cylinders not engine size, or emissions, which is all a bit antiquated. New European cars tend to have smaller engines, the BMW 328i for example has only 4 cylinders with a 2 litre engine. On that basis you would pay the same rego on that as for a small car like a Ford Fiesta. Also there doesn't seem to be any discount for 'green' engines.
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
Our 4x4 is $195 every three months, when you buy a car you have to pay the stamp duty on the price of the car plus a certain amount to change registration documents into your own name, insurance costs on top, we currently paying $500 fully comp for the year on a land rover...
But as someone else has already mentioned, most of the cost is to pay for 3rd party insurance, and I guess it doesn't matter how green your car is, you will still cause the same injury if you hit some-one. The other bit is meant to go to road maintenance, so the costs are based more on the weight of a car and the subsequent amount of wear and tear it causes on the road.
I have a v6 car and I pay $213 per quarter.
The thing other people are talking about when you buy the car is stamp duty, just like on a house! There are different car cost brackets, but I can't remember what I paid now.
My car is an import with lots of mods, so my insurance is $86 per month fully comp.
My last cheap, small car cost $14 a month for third party, fire and theft.