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Car marques in the ACT?

By nanzan 24 July 2009 32

Does anyone know how to find out the number of different car marques (n.b. not Karl Marx) registered in the ACT?

The ABS has a series on car registrations but it is not specific enough to include all car marques by state/territory.

Would such data be publically listed on an ACT Government web site, perhaps? Is there, in fact, a Territory equivalent/partner to the Federal ABS?

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Primal 12:17 am 26 Jul 09

astrojax said :

is it true that the nissan ‘starion’ was japanesely misnamed by trying to say ‘stallion’, when released as a successor to the ‘colt’? or is this one of those most urbane myths?

You mean Mitsubishi. And in what’s probably the best answer to be had, Snopes says: “undetermined”.

http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/starion.asp

Holden Caulfield 12:06 am 26 Jul 09

ant said :

…I’ve always wanted a Cappuccino, the pictures don’t accurately portray how very tiny they are…

…or how shit they are. 😛

astrojax 10:33 pm 25 Jul 09

is it true that the nissan ‘starion’ was japanesely misnamed by trying to say ‘stallion’, when released as a successor to the ‘colt’? or is this one of those most urbane myths?

out of interest, why would anyone want to know the number of marques registered in canberra?

ant 9:50 pm 25 Jul 09

They stopped making the Brumby because it wasn’t profitable, as australia (and I think NZ) were the only countries buying them in numbers.

They actually are selling a Subaru ute in the US again, a horrible yellow thing with a dual cab making it very long, called a Baja. The tray isn’t big enough to be useful though. And they’re plusher than the brumby ever was.
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2002/09/27/148173.1-lg.jpg

Granny 7:40 pm 25 Jul 09

It’s actually very cool that you’ve got a communist bike, p1.

: )

p1 3:11 pm 25 Jul 09

The Subaru Brumby was sold in other markets, called the BRAT in the USA.

Technically I guess my bike stopped being a communist when the berlin wall came down.

ant 11:13 am 25 Jul 09

Oh no, that is appalling!
everyone else needs to be appalled so here it is:
http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleId=52573

Soem years back, I was amused at the horrible yank cars like the Honda Element and the Scion, and yet now we’re getting the same shockers. I thought we were too clever for that, but no.

Doctor Evil 9:21 am 25 Jul 09

ant said :

See, that’s interesting. We got the Infinity, briefly, as an overpowered luxo-barge. But elsewhere, it was an expensive performance car. I don’t like the way the Japanese are profiling us! And yet we got the Brumby, we were its only market.

I wish Suzuki would import the Cappuccino. I’d love one but I think their price point is around 10 grand, not 20.

Wait till you see the Nissan Cube, there’s already a couple in Oz.

And there’s actually quite a lot of V35 Skylines around, mostly in Sydney/Melb.

Granny 7:00 am 25 Jul 09

p1 said :

I want to know if my communist motorbike is one of a kind in the ACT.

I can’t believe you have a communist motorbike, p1. I am shocked … shocked! Go to your room!!

ant 1:00 am 25 Jul 09

See, that’s interesting. We got the Infinity, briefly, as an overpowered luxo-barge. But elsewhere, it was an expensive performance car. I don’t like the way the Japanese are profiling us! And yet we got the Brumby, we were its only market.

I wish Suzuki would import the Cappuccino. I’d love one but I think their price point is around 10 grand, not 20.

Mr Waffle 12:47 am 25 Jul 09

The 2009 GT-R has dropped the Skyline name – it’s just a GT-R now.

Fortunately the Skyline is still alive and well in Japan, and they’re bloody beautiful cars at that (leagues ahead of the land-whale Maxima we get, imo). Sold in America, and hopefully in Australia in the (probably distant) future under the Infiniti brand. There’s a couple of Japanese Skylines around Canberra though, I sometimes see an absolutely gorgeous black one around.

ant 11:37 pm 24 Jul 09

Yep. Yer can’t have Rice Burners beating the Falcodores. I’m sure Dick Johnson had a lot to say about that. Their outrage at Moffat and his RX7 was an indication.

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