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Well its probably passed you by over there, but our government has decided that 4x4 drivers should pay more annual car tax than any one else, its better for the environment apparently. If you drive a 4x4 you will now pay more tax than some one that drives a 7.5 ton truck, if that happened over there what would the reaction be, here we just pay up and shut up. I havent yet worked out how that applys to a vehicle with selectable 4 wd and is ostensibly a 2 wd on the road. long live the 460.
 

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That sound bad, but i've bought a GDT290 & had to take out all the back seats & cover the windows to get it into Ireland. Padr
 

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Thats what they were doing in Holland and Belgium for years but they just killed that one. A pal of mine had a business in Holland that did nothing but put bulkheads in to M class remove back seat and blank out windows, It has too be built as a commercial from start now. His business was destroyed at the stroke of a ministers pen.
 

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why are you surprised? All that politicians ever wanted is power and money - your money.

Harald
 

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True Harald, they allready have the power, not the people.
 

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Anyone in Britain driving a 4X4 is perceived to have wealth/status. The government over here just want to bring middle and lower classes closer together, bit like communism? Right F******G joke if you ask me.
My answer...... Buy a Unimog and drive it with no tax/mot (agricultural vehicle) and vote Labour out ASAP.
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If Labour has communistic tendencies, what about the Social Democrats?


As for most European countries.

Socialism is a great system if you are a drug junkie, but our "highs" aren't covered.[:)]

However, you guys have a pretty hunky-dory system in reality. If the SUVs are the standard of your high quality of life, come to the U.S. But, if your priorities differ, stay put and have a good time. Were all pretty lucky.
 

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captnpete - 4/3/2006 10:29 PM

Vote them out of office!

The alternative is as bad, they never repeal what the others have done.
 

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G=JeepKiller - 4/3/2006 12:13 AM
However, you guys have a pretty hunky-dory system in reality. If the SUVs are the standard of your high quality of life, come to the U.S. But, if your priorities differ, stay put and have a good time. Were all pretty lucky.
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Our fathers and grand fathers and many of other nations fought for these freedoms and life styles.
Why should a jumped up self styled demigog and his cronies undermine all they did, it is an insult to the lives they gave.
 

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We're getting way off topic here. Case closed.
 
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