Sunday, March 06, 2011


She's been with me for over two months now =)

My new baby. My first car in Australia

She's a pretty little thing. Manual, just like my old baby Kancil i had to left behind

The salesman called her Purple, i guess to capture a sale like me. But mechanics call her Blue. Spoiler! =(

The insurance company called me to clarify the colour of my car. I had to explain that its between blue and purple and the lady put down purple for me! Hahahahha
What a girl wants! =)

Okay, now Serious Sue comes out to play. Owning a car is no joke, let me lay it down for ya.

1. Rego, short for Registration, like Malaysian road tax is AUD624 per anum. Over here it doesnt matter if u drive a 3.0 four wheel drive or a little 1.3 Starlet. It is freaking 624 for all private vehicles. Car rental companies pay 800. Dont ask me how i know
2. Insurance. Its not compulsory here. An entirely different ball game. The policy i took is AUD308 and if a tree falls down on my car, or if it floods in Melbourne, i cant claim a cent. I can write a long description now but i still make mistakes
3.  E-tag, like a Smart Tag for tolls costs $50
4. I havent started servicing yet... so dont ask
5. 8L of petrol takes me 120km, about $10.50

Lets move on to my Victorian Driver's license
1. AUD668 paid to driving instructor for 8 x 45mins lessons and for him to accompany me to the exam x 2 (because i failed once).
2. Paid $34 to VicRoads for the rules knowledge test
3. $30 for the hazard test
4. Two on the road exams at $51 each time
5. Also i had to pay for them to issue my license (valid for 10 years) $162.20


supplementals said...


Sue Lin said...

Hahha, yeah

ying2 said...

LOL..I think the car looks more like many procedures to go through prior to owning a car in melbourne..ahha..but really glad for you..for the freedom of being a car owner..hehe

Sue Lin said...

Hahahah, dun care. Its PURPLE. Yeah a lot of procedures. Very happy to have a car =) =)

Drove almost 2000km already. Soon it will be time to service =S

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Hie! Thanks for dropping a comment in my blog. I like sharing and glad u appreciate it =)