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Old 20.01.2012, 18:28
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Is this true?...Max 3 cars and 1 plate ?

Hi everyone!!! =D

Ive just heard that a person in Switzerland can have 3 cars, and only one badge... its that true? How much does a person have to pay for a car? (With this i mean for the badge, insurance, etc...)



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Old 20.01.2012, 18:30
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Yes its true, the plate numbers are personalized. You may drive only one of your 5 cars at a time.
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Old 20.01.2012, 18:33
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Hi everyone!!! =D

Ive just heard that a person in Switzerland can have 3 cars, and only one badge... its that true? How much does a person have to pay for a car? (With this i mean for the badge, insurance, etc...)

Thanks!!!!!!!!
Well I only know about the pricing for 2 cars, and I suspect like many things it's a bit different per canton.
In Vaud you can have 2 cars on one badge/plate and if I remember correctly they(the service des autos in Lausanne) told me the car of lesser value is charged 20% of the normal fee, with the car of higher value getting the 80%.
I could be a bit off on the percentages but you get the idea. Insurance wise they will ask you which car will be driven more and they prorate each accordingly
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Old 20.01.2012, 18:38
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Yes its true, the plate numbers are personalized. You may drive only one of your 5 cars at a time.


Thanks eveybody!!! its nice to know that since i love cars and im planning to have at least 2... and the prices in Switzerland are high, at least not for the used cars that i saw in http://www.autoscout24.ch ...
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Old 20.01.2012, 18:41
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Is it true that I can drive at low Mach numbers along the Autobahn in Germany as long as I maintain a two second gap to the car ahead?
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Old 20.01.2012, 18:49
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Is it true that I can drive at low Mach numbers along the Autobahn in Germany as long as I maintain a two second gap to the car ahead?
I just made the drive from Vevey to Frankfurt last night, happy to report you can still drive low Mach (210 recommended max on winter tires) in many sections of the A5. If you're driving later at night you can usually get some decent length runs in before you have to pull a Flintstones breaking job because a truck decides to pass another at the blistering speed 90km/h

Not sure about if the 2 second rule is law, but if it is then not a lot of them observe it. I've lost count of the number of times I'm doing 220/230 and got a 911 almost stuck up my tailpipe because he just couldn't wait

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Old 20.01.2012, 18:51
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I just made the drive from Vevey to Frankfurt last night, happy to report you can still drive low Mach (210 recommended max on winter tires) in many sections of the A5, and later at night you can get some decent runs in before you have to pull a Flintstones breaking job because a truck decides to pass another at the blistering speed 90km/h

Not sure about if the 2 second rule is law, but if it is then not a lot of them observe it. I've lost count of the number of times I'm doing 220/230 and got a 911 almost stuck up my tailpipe because he just couldn't wait
What car do you have?
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Old 20.01.2012, 18:54
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What car do you have?
Red A4 Avant TDI with 170 PS. Once I get to 220 it takes a bit to get to 230 but she's got it in her to do it
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Old 20.01.2012, 18:57
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I used to have two cars and one license plate, taxes I paid on the more expensive car, on the other none. Insurance was paid for both. And yes, somewhere I read you can have up to 3 cars and one license plate, but again, it could be different in different cantons. You'd best ask at your cantonal Verkehrsamt.
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Old 20.01.2012, 19:05
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This is another of those things that varies from canton to canton. In Geneva you can only have exchange plates for two cars (paying the equivalent of road tax and insurance for the higher-rated car plus a small premium).

Just as well really, hubby has trouble enough remembering to swap them over when he takes the other car, he'd never manage with three.
It is illegal to drive without both the front and the back number-plates on!
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Old 20.01.2012, 19:06
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Red A4 Avant TDI with 170 PS. Once I get to 220 it takes a bit to get to 230 but she's got it in her to do it
Congratz! nice car! =D are you planning to change it for an S4?
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Old 20.01.2012, 19:09
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Congratz! nice car! =D are you planning to change it for an S4?
Not now, most likely go through another winter with my girl, she's not causing any troubles. I like the new A6/S6 but it's a beast, hoping they upgrade the 4 to match
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Old 20.01.2012, 19:13
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Not now, most likely go through another winter with my girl, she's not causing any troubles. I like the new A6/S6 but it's a beast, hoping they upgrade the 4 to match
What do you mean "upgrade the 4 to match"?
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Old 20.01.2012, 19:14
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What do you mean "upgrade the 4 to match"?
Upgrade the A4/S4 Avant to match the new styling and tech of the A6/S6 Avant they just introduced earlier this year
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Old 20.01.2012, 19:21
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Upgrade the A4/S4 Avant to match the new styling and tech of the A6/S6 Avant they just introduced earlier this year
Ahhh... i didnt know that was called like that... there are really cheap the cars there...
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Old 20.01.2012, 23:29
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It isn't only the price of the car or the number plate which is the trouble. It's the cost of parking. Garage, covered parking lot, uncovered parking lot or just regularly parking at the roadside, even though you have to look for a free spot every time you come home - it all costs.
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Well i have 2 cars and 2 plates, wasnt even aware that most only have one set of plates
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Well i have 2 cars and 2 plates, wasnt even aware that most only have one set of plates
As long as both cars don't need to be driven at the same time, you could save money on both your yearly plate fees and your insurance costs if you convert to 1 plate for the both
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As long as both cars don't need to be driven at the same time, you could save money on both your yearly plate fees and your insurance costs if you convert to 1 plate for the both
My wife uses the second one so thats not an option, cheers for the info tho
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My wife uses the second one so thats not an option, cheers for the info tho
Yes, just in case anyone does think it's an option; it is not possible to use both cars at the same time. I have had friends nicked for thinking he/she could get away with using the front plate on one car and the rear plate on the other.
But it is useful if you have a 'commute car' to use during the week and then a 'chuck everything in the boot' car at weekends for example.

Sadly in my case the second option seems to consist of the weekly shop.
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