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Old 12.10.2017, 13:52
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Also road tax You will pay the higher tax plus a fee.
And the max of cars would be 3, right?

Basically if you have a:
  • Fiat
  • VW
  • Ferrari

You will pay the Road tax of the Ferrari plus some extra, and the insurance only for the Ferrari, or of the price of the Ferrari

What happen if one day some visits come and you want to give them one of the cars? you will have to get new plates or there are some special temporary plates for this?
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Re: Without plates

2 cars for 1 plate, unless all of them are classics (at last 30 years old and in original condition) and not driven more than 3000 km per year.

There are day plates. See for example https://stva.zh.ch/internet/sicherhe...TAAW201605.pdf. But I do not know if you could use them in such a situation. Such plates may not be valid aboard.

But in the case of a Ferrari you save more if you deposit the plates during the winter (depending on canton this can be done at post offices, police posts, town hall etc): No road tax, no liability, and no collision insurance during this time, but keep theft, fire etc cover. In Spring a call to your insurance agent, a short trip to get the plates, done.
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Old 12.10.2017, 14:35
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Also road tax You will pay the higher tax plus a fee.
That's right. You pay the road tax for the heavier car (in BL) only. The fee for the second vehicle is quite low, about CHF 66 iirc.

With Wechselschilder, if you want fully comprehensive (Vollkasko) insurance, you pay the higher of the two Vollkasko premiums and the premium for just fire and theft insurance for the second car, since they can't both be driven at the same time. In my case, that means that I pay the road tax for one car (a large SUV) while the Vollkasko insurance is based on my other car.

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And the max of cars would be 3, right?

Basically if you have a:
  • Fiat
  • VW
  • Ferrari

You will pay the Road tax of the Ferrari plus some extra, and the insurance only for the Ferrari, or of the price of the Ferrari

What happen if one day some visits come and you want to give them one of the cars? you will have to get new plates or there are some special temporary plates for this?
Per my post above: if BS has the same road tax rules as BL, the road tax could be based on the VW or Fiat—whichever of the three cars is heaviest. In most other cantons, power is a defining parameter.
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2 cars for 1 plate, unless all of them are classics (at last 30 years old and in original condition) and not driven more than 3000 km per year.

There are day plates. See for example https://stva.zh.ch/internet/sicherhe...TAAW201605.pdf. But I do not know if you could use them in such a situation. Such plates may not be valid aboard.

But in the case of a Ferrari you save more if you deposit the plates during the winter (depending on canton this can be done at post offices, police posts, town hall etc): No road tax, no liability, and no collision insurance during this time, but keep theft, fire etc cover. In Spring a call to your insurance agent, a short trip to get the plates, done.
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And the max of cars would be 3, right?
Only if you live in Austria, here it is 2.

We have two sets of of switchable car plates (four cars), and two switchable motorcycle plates (four motorcycles), plus three non-switchable motorcycle plates (one of which is unregistered 10 months of the year).

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Re: Without plates

think you can have 3 on classic plates no?

i tend to be inefficient and just get plates for each car. at least i never forget to put plates on! (i do that often enough with telepass transponders!)
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think you can have 3 on classic plates no?
No.

It's 7.

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No.

It's 7.

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so yes - you can have 3 on a classic plate (or 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, or 7 also).
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so yes - you can have 3 on a classic plate (or 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, or 7 also).
No you need 7. It is for serious collectors only

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