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Big engine cars

anyone drive a big size American engine? Like V8 5.7l (1995 if it matters)

Are they really that much more expensive to register/ insurance. Im in the canton of VD.
I really miss the US cars , used to have a big suburban and it was the most reliable thing I ever owned....

And please leave the neg. comments about driving big vehicles.


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Old 06.12.2009, 17:11
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Re: Big engine cars

The taxes in the canton of Vaud used to be based on the size of engine, more info here: http://www.san.vd.ch/taxes.htm

I drive a Mercedes AMG and the taxes were quite high.

Now the taxes are based on the power and weight of the car. Which still continues to be high since AMG's are high power engines, and Mercedes' in general weigh a lot.

But for some pleasures in life, I'm willing to pay...

I think a typical hemi or similar equipped large American truck will set you back over 1000chf a year due to them being very heavy, and typically having over 300hp on tap.
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Re: Big engine cars

very helpfull site,

Looking into the American trucks cause they are fast and can perform offroad. and you can load a ton in them.

If that means paying a bit more every year than so be it I guess.
$thanks again, ive been looking for a site like that.
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Old 06.12.2009, 17:30
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Re: Big engine cars

AIUI, US cars have big engines because tthe quality of the petrol is - well, variable. They have to be big so they can deal with any old crap, and still move.

Whereas European engineers, given the luxury of consistently high quality petrol, can get 500bhp out of a 2ml engine. ( Please check the dictionary definition of hyperbole before flaming ).

I do stand to be corrected though.
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Old 06.12.2009, 17:32
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anyone drive a big size American engine? Like V8 5.7l (1995 if it matters)
Watch out, there are some V8 American engines (like the Lincoln's) that are made somewhere else.

Wikipedia reference-linkJaguar_AJ-V8_engine
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Re: Big engine cars

Thanks ,

dont really care about where it is made .... just worried about the taxes each year....
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Re: Big engine cars

I only have a small 4L V6 Wrangler. My fee for the year was 623chf.
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I only have a small 4L V6 Wrangler. My fee for the year was 623chf.
In the canton of Vd?

Also what is your insurance fee if you dont mind me asking (PM me if you wish to keep it private)

Cause that is one of the trucks im looking at
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Old 06.12.2009, 17:43
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Re: Big engine cars

How about parking though? Thats another thing to consider when buying a car. Unless you also use public transport you will find it impossible sometimes to park in the city (at least in Geneva were i live)
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In the canton of Vd?

Also what is your insurance fee if you dont mind me asking (PM me if you wish to keep it private)

Cause that is one of the trucks im looking at
Sorry. not in Vaud but was just to let you know it doable

My insurance was ...1100chf Oh well That works out about 200 more than the UK but it is a RHD
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Re: Big engine cars

you get used to it. And ill be getting a private spot soon hopefully.

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...57782_7500.jpg


This was my truck when I lived int he US. would love to get soemthing similar here
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Sorry. not in Vaud but was just to let you know it doable

My insurance was ...1100chf Oh well

Thats insurance a year right?
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Thats insurance a year right?
Yeah. Zurich Connect
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Re: Big engine cars

not bad at all.

Much less than Id expect.
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not bad at all.

Much less than Id expect.


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Re: Big engine cars

nice little "toy" you got there
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Old 06.12.2009, 18:32
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Re: Big engine cars

Although I have never been that much into American cars, there are a couple of current models I find strangely appealing (Mustang, Corvette and the Camaro).


http://www.us-carconnection.ch/ is just up the road from us.
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Re: Big engine cars

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anyone drive a big size American engine? Like V8 5.7l (1995 if it matters)

Are they really that much more expensive to register/ insurance. Im in the canton of VD.
I really miss the US cars , used to have a big suburban and it was the most reliable thing I ever owned....

And please leave the neg. comments about driving big vehicles.


Thanks
Get the BMW 540 or 740/745.... Now that is a sweet V8. Easier to fix/insure/service and just look at the power and torque outputs compared to anything State side.
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Old 06.12.2009, 19:21
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Re: Big engine cars

need a 4x4

as I like to go places that cars cant go to
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need a 4x4

as I like to go places that cars cant go to
V8 discovery or Landcruiser ?
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