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    Why can't we get cars this cheap in good old Oz ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien Gardner View Post
    Why can't we get cars this cheap in good old Oz ???

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    Why must we have our own, unique ADRs? Isn't this the answer, in part, although the tyranny of distance can't be changed.
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    Because we have to support local inefficient industries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Because we have to support local inefficient industries.
    The tariff on imported cars is only 5%.

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    The cheap cars we do have don't sell in big numbers, why? For example Cherry, Great Wall, Proton.

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    Yeah sure, a small hatchback with a 1 or maybe 1.2l engine would be a great seller in Aus. Why not go into the import business and bring a few in and try the market. Do you want air-con with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Yeah sure, a small hatchback with a 1 or maybe 1.2l engine would be a great seller in Aus. Why not go into the import business and bring a few in and try the market. Do you want air-con with that?
    Yes, and unlike the Brits, we want in auto as well. 0-60, let me get my calendar!
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    Gog one Kevin!

    ADRs kill everything. Try building a kit car here and you soon learn you will never, ever do it again. 200 pages on seat belts alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fingers View Post
    The tariff on imported cars is only 5%.
    How do you know? I couldn't find it anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Why must we have our own, unique ADRs? Isn't this the answer, in part, although the tyranny of distance can't be changed.
    Australia was the first in the world that required fitting of seatbelts.... mid 60's... ADR

    Australia mandated door intrusion bars in early 70's ....ADR....guess which car did not have them .... R12

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    Quote Originally Posted by driven View Post
    Australia was the first in the world that required fitting of seatbelts.... mid 60's... ADR

    Australia mandated door intrusion bars in early 70's ....ADR....guess which car did not have them .... R12
    It did actually. Early 12's didn't but later 1.4 series did. Front only.
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