SwanseaJack

running a car in SA

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    hi

     

    Can anyone help done a little reasearch on the SA gov web site but find it a little confusing, wanted to know what you need to have on a car to make it road legal and anything else it requires.

     

    Insurance - OK

    REGO not sure what this is. Is it like annual car tax or a one off payment??

    RAA breakdown cover - OK

    Servicing and no MOT - OK

    Tyres etc - OK

     

    Anything else????

     

    REGO is the most confusing to me.

     

    Thanks Kathy

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    Guest RoyR

    Rego is a documentation exercise Kathy, I suppose it's very similar to UK road tax

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    Rego is a documentation exercise Kathy, I suppose it's very similar to UK road tax

     

    Hi Roy

     

    that was a quick reply. So its something you pay annually on a car. Do you have any idea how much that would be on a small car.

     

    Kathy

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    Guest RoyR

    Actually, when you buy a car there's a larger fee to pay. I've only been here since June and we ended up with a lease car from my wife's employer... so I'm not sure of the initial rego fee, hopefully someone else will chime in with better advice

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    Don't think car size matters, it's $128 for the year :-)

     

    Hi Roy

     

    Thankis for that. That makes more sense, pay to register the car initially and then pay the $128 p.a. whilst you have it.

     

    Many thanks

     

    Kathy

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    Guest RoyR

    Sorry for the multiple replies, when we looked at buying a car the dealerships were allowing us to add the rego fee into the finance. Memory is a bit hazy but I think it was something like $1000 for a $20,000 car. Again, hopefully someone else will chime in with better advice :-)

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    Sorry for the multiple replies, when we looked at buying a car the dealerships were allowing us to add the rego fee into the finance. Memory is a bit hazy but I think it was something like $1000 for a $20,000 car. Again, hopefully someone else will chime in with better advice :-)

     

    Hi

     

    thanks Roy really helpfull

     

    Kathy

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    I don't know where Roy got $128 a year from, I would be well happy if that was all you had to pay!!!

     

    Just got the renewal letter yesterday for a Commodore (ok not a small car) but 12 months rego is $730, 3 months $195. I think you pay more for V6 or V8 engines. I'm pretty sure that even when we had a Focus the rego was over $600 a year. If you've got 2 cars then it is very expensive!

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    It is an annual fee to allow you to drive a vehicle on the road. You can pay for 3 mths or 1 year in advance and they say they soon we will be able to pay monthly.

    Registration includes road tax and 3rd party personal insurance - so if you injure some-one with your car you are covered for their medical expenses etc, regardless of whether you have taken out other car insurance for damage.

     

    I think my small car is about $600 a year for registration.

     

    This link on RAA website gives good breakdown of running costs (based on a new car) http://www.raa.com.au/page.aspx?TerID=651

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    I don't know where Roy got $128 a year from, I would be well happy if that was all you had to pay!!!

     

    Just got the renewal letter yesterday for a Commodore (ok not a small car) but 12 months rego is $730, 3 months $195. I think you pay more for V6 or V8 engines. I'm pretty sure that even when we had a Focus the rego was over $600 a year. If you've got 2 cars then it is very expensive!

     

    hi Anne

     

    many thanks

     

    Kathy

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    Guest BurgessFamily

    small 4 cylinder engine is about $100 cheaper over the year.

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    Guest Mrs Bon Jovi

    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.

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    Guest RoyR

    Our rego was taken care of as part of the novated lease, again apologies for the bum steer

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    It is hard to find any meaningful information from the government website!!

     

    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.

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    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...

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    It is hard to find any meaningful information from the government website!!

     

    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.

     

    Wouldn't it be nice to get some compensation for driving Green.:smile:

    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.

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    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.

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