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Old 06-08-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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Incase you care...

RHD Vehicles are now banned from being imported into Quebec. Will BC be next?

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BC wont be.. lol.. not b4 R34!!! -.-
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Maybe They (being the car companies and the government) will the the idea that the general population whats these kinds of vehicles....
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Maybe They (being the car companies and the government) will the the idea that the general population whats these kinds of vehicles....
I don't see what incentive the government has to care whether people desire these cars or not...
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I don't see what incentive the government has to care whether people desire these cars or not...
It's their job to care, and I think they care enough for how small of an issue it is. I doubt the majority of voters think that RHD vehicles should be permitted, or care and that's who is important. The only people who really give a fuck is our tiny population of enthusiasts.
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It's their job to care, and I think they care enough for how small of an issue it is. I doubt the majority of voters think that RHD vehicles should be permitted, or care and that's who is important. The only people who really give a fuck is our tiny population of enthusiasts.
Coal, that is the most apathetic, half assed, wannabe machiavellian capitalist shit I've ever seen you say. Come on man.

If the issue is so small, why ban them? And what's your basis for the advocacy of such a stupid, nanny society fucking move. If you're a government that takes the Caveat Emptor stance on free business, why cut it at RHD? "Safety" is the basis of the ban, yet Pickup Trucks could be seen as less safe due to weight and handling, but they're big sellers for the big 3. Hmmmm. At the bottom of things it's really the driver that has the potential to be dangerous because all cars are dangerous at a base level by being multi thousand pound pieces of steel capable of travelling at speed.
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yet Pickup Trucks could be seen as less safe due to weight and handling
And pickup drivers could counter with they are able to see a lot more of what is going on around them.
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The only real motivated party here is retailers of north american vehicles. The safety "issue" is a crock of shit. Moving three feet over in the car doesn't magically make it less safe. If it wasn't cheap and easy to import these cars, the tools would just go back to killing themselves in riced out 240s and civics.
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And pickup drivers could counter with they are able to see a lot more of what is going on around them.
EXACTLY! There are upsides and downsides to everything. It's quite obviously a smear since they haven't noted the many upsides to RHD vehicles, ie. Curbside exit of your car, cyclist** and pedestrian visibility (especially on right turns) and so on, I mean it's a car, and there are no fewer windows. Regarding the left turn "issue", just hang back like your supposed to, not like the foot in difference of driving position is going to magically make that cube van in front of you invisible.


**(I swear to god I'm gonna doorfuck the next cyclist that tries to speed through stopped traffic going 50km and has a hipster bitchfest when you nearly nail his ass) (( another plus of rhd))
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these are the reson why they got band

1 safty is one alot on rhd in qubeck get into crashes that all revole around i did not see him most is side swiping other is fast car's that you corect back word since you are on the other side it's diffent to noob that does not respec it will crash

2 money is not staying in canada

3 the big 3 they want you to buy new

4 less polition rhd drive cares don't have a egr

and there are many other reson as well
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plus it makes it a bitch to find the LHD cars with all of the crappy RHD showing up in searches (try searching for an FD RX-7 on craigslist )
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If our (North America) automotive industries had done a better job for past 100 years (since 1908) they would not go bankrupt and we the citizens would not turn our back towards them and go for Japanese made ones.
Riiiiiight....... Like the guy who goes out and gets a $8k GTS-4 was also considering a new Dodge Caravan.....


The argument that new car dealers give two shits about the people who buy 15 year old used imports is so thin you'd barely be able to wipe with it.
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The funny thing is that to the Japanese, all these old cars are trash.

We're basically buying their junk by the boatload...
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2 money is not staying in canada
IF you actualy break down the costs of importing a vehicle from japan, the actual cost is usually about 25% or less.

The customs you pay is through the roof as are all the fees and taxes.

~2k for the car
~1k shipping
~2k customs fees/taxes

I looked it up a while back, but I know Canada's cut is pretty substantial.

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The funny thing is that to the Japanese, all these old cars are trash. We're basically buying their junk by the boatload...
You are correct. These older cars are trash to them because they cost more to insure and put on the road every year then they are worth. They are taxed heavily on the age of the car to promote new sales and get older more "polluting less efficient cars" off the road.
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