Avant = Delivery van? [NAC]

TM t44tq at mindspring.com
Thu Aug 1 20:12:21 EDT 2002


That's news to me, about those pickup trucks! I thought no one drove
in Europe.

It would be sooo weird to see something like a Suburban in Europe, with
mirrors, fender-mounted sidemarkers, amber turn signals and the like.

Do you know anything about taxes in Germany? On mobile.de, I'm surprised
to see
that most of the UrS cars I see for sale are 4.2L V8 automatics.


-----Original Message-----
From: quattro-admin at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-admin at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Mihnea Cotet
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 6:45 PM
To: ccohen5; qlist
Subject: Re: Avant = Delivery van?


In Belgium pick-ups can be registered as professional delivery or
whatever utility vehicles, which lowers the registration tax fro
mwhatever it is (it can reach 5000 Euros, no typo!) down to 60 Euros...
I don't remember exactly if the annual tax is reduced as well but a lot
of people import BIG american pick-ups with huge V8s and run them on
LPG... just for the information, the annual tax for a 2.2l engine is 385
Euros (paid it last month, duh!) and for a 4.2l engine it costs about
1500 Euros... this is the main reason why most of the cars here have
either 1.9l diesels (TDIs) or
1.1l- 1.6l gas engines which tax is pretty low (my mom's Citroen Saxo
1.1l costs like 100 Euros in annual tax)...



At 12:49 1/08/2002 -0600, ccohen5 wrote:
>Someone on the list mentioned that in Norway the Avant can be
>registered as a commercial vehicle presumably for a tax break.  How
>prevalent is that in Europe?  I know for example that every ship owner
>used to be able to import a vehicle as a tender to their ship free of
>the 120% import tax.  Naturally there were many Ferrari/RR/Merc/BMW and

>presumably Audis.
>Another concept that is similar applies to SUVs which can function as
>commercial vehicles but are never employed this way.
>Good idea???

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