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Then you better find alternative transport.

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Must be a random act of vandalism.
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Good, let's stay vigilant with these number plate painting vandals.
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I drive a tiny little VW, that gets around 40mpg average. Costs nothing to run and I do actually like it, but it's borne out of necessity as insurance costs are absurd in the U.K. When I have more no claims bonus years I might get a bigger car, and I would love to import and drive a Ford Crown Victoria, maybe when I win the lottery for the fuel bill.
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I've actually looked into those P71's. I would also love to own and drive one.
And yes, I can also vouch for car insurance costs in the UK being ridiculous.
I can't afford to drive again ATM, that is why i'm on that bus I showed earlier.
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I can't afford to drive again ATM, that is why i'm on that bus I showed earlier.

Can also confirm insane insurance costs in the UK. They wanted something like 2,200 pounds a year for insurance on the 1.2L Corsa I used to drive back there, ended up getting it down to 1600 or something around there.

In contrast, here I've got a 4.7L V8 truck and I'm paying about $85 a month (3rd party only). Still comes down in price every year too, no claims.
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Can also confirm insane insurance costs in the UK. They wanted something like 2,200 pounds a year for insurance on the 1.2L Corsa I used to drive back there, ended up getting it down to 1600 or something around there.

In contrast, here I've got a 4.7L V8 truck and I'm paying about $85 a month (3rd party only). Still comes down in price every year too, no claims.
$85 (£66) a month for a 4.7L V8. We are being ripped of big time over here. Insurance has recently gone up again here by around £200 per year. I'm looking at £2000+ (average of £167 ($215) a month) to insure most vehicles.
Can I come move and stay with you?

Oh, and as you know Diachi, 3rd party is more expensive than fully comprehension over here.
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My 1.4L 206 as my first car was £900 for the first year
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$85 (£66) a month for a 4.7L V8. We are being ripped of big time over here. Insurance has recently gone up again here by around £200 per year. I'm looking at £2000+ (average of £167 ($215) a month) to insure most vehicles.
Can I come move and stay with you?

Oh, and as you know Diachi, 3rd party is more expensive than fully comprehension over here.
Yeah, rather cheap. It wasn't even that much more when I got it 3.5 years ago, $120 then or something, and I'd only been driving on my Canadian license for ~6 months at that point. Only other costs are a drivers license every 5 years, which is a little over $100 I think and registration renewal every year for $75. No MOT/inspection up here either... Down south is a little different.

Didn't know fully comp was cheaper over there? Wonder if that's the case here... may need to look into that.

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Yeah, rather cheap. It wasn't even that much more when I got it 3.5 years ago, $120 then or something, and I'd only been driving on my Canadian license for ~6 months at that point. Only other costs are a drivers license every 5 years, which is a little over $100 I think and registration renewal every year for $75. No MOT/inspection up here either... Down south is a little different.

Didn't know fully comp was cheaper over there? Wonder if that's the case here... may need to look into that.



That's real cheap, especially for a guy and a 1.4L. I liked those little 206s (little by Yellowknife standards...)
Well, you are very lucky not to have to fork out UK prices for running a motor. We have insurance, road tax and MOT's which are all compulsory. On the drivers license front we are pretty good. £14 ($18) every 10 years. It will cost me over £2500 to get driving again.

Fully comp is cheaper over here as a knock on effect of the minimum requirement for driving. You must have 3rd party and above to drive on UK roads. Because of this many drivers who didn't care particularly about their cars used 3rd party. This then caused insurers to presume that all 3rd party users to be those risky individuals and put the prices right up to the point of premium fully comp is now the cheapest. I wouldn't be surprised if this has happened in other countries because I can see some logic behind the insurers thinking.
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Well, you are very lucky not to have to fork out UK prices for running a motor. We have insurance, road tax and MOT's which are all compulsory. On the drivers license front we are pretty good. £14 ($18) every 10 years. It will cost me over £2500 to get driving again.
Plus, those fuel costs can get a bit ridiculous over there compared to this side of the pond. Granted you usually have public transportation that's leaps and bounds ahead of ours and much smaller countries.
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Yes, fuel prices at the moment in my area sits around £1.16 p/l ($1.49 p/l)
Public transport over here is something that we do well, even though we still moan about it.
TfL does a pretty good job of keeping London moving IMO.
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TfL does a pretty good job of keeping London moving IMO.

Same price over here, but in Canadian dollars. Cheaper down south, closer to $1.00/L. It used to be over $1.30/L here but it came down some.

As for public transport there... ScotRail are dreadful, London seemed way better.
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I'm guessing your prices reflect logistics as well. I was working out into US dollars by mistake, making your prices even less for me here.
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I'm guessing your prices reflect logistics as well. I was working out into US dollars by mistake, making your prices even less for me here.
Yes, getting the fuel here is of course a chunk of the cost. We're a long way from everything...

On another note ... thinking of starting a UK politics thread in the lead up to the GE.
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