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By thatsnotme - 21 September 2011 26

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I think I might have to rethink my career path, because apparently these days couriers can afford Porsche’s!

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Bramina 7:57 pm 22 Sep 11

1967 said :

Given the size and style of the vehicle, it’s probably registered as a “Commercial” vehicle and “Legally” allowed to park in a loading zone.

However, as a tradesman, who spends quite a bit of time driving laps of the Civic area trying to find somewhere to park close to where ever I’m working, (so I’m not lugging ladders and tools and materials for blocks), nothing s*%#s me more than soccer mums in their luxury 4WDs parking in loading zones nice and close to what ever cafe or nail shop they’re going to meet their friends at.
Particularly when the sit there for hours….

You should just park your car on the side walk and put up some bunting to block any pedestrians from using it like any other tradie.

shadow boxer 7:45 pm 22 Sep 11

OpenYourMind said :

shadow boxer said :

A bit off topic but I had a German visitor I was looking after for work once and he saw the turbo version of one of these parked outside his hotel.

He stopped and had a look and did a quick lap of the vehicle before coming over to me with a puzzled look and said “what would be the point of one of these in your country ? they are designed to cruise at 140-160kmh”

I didn’t really have an answer for him and he was a bit sad at the wasted technology.

This is a ridiculous statement. SUVs aren’t my cup of tea, but if someone has the money and decides that’s the vehicle for them, then good luck to them. Just because a car is well engineered for higher speeds doesn’t mean you have to do higher speeds. I can’t help thinking there must be an element of jealousy when people get all upset about someone elses choice of vehicle.

The Porsche Cayenne we were looking at is a 373kW twin-turbo 4.8 litre V8 that retails for $250,000 and runs on 20 inch rims with ceramic brakes..

Why, because it is a phenomenal piece of state of the art engineering designed to kick arse, he wasn’t being critical of the owner, he was just lamenting the fact that it would never see its potential used. We are geeks so I knew where he was coming from.

I expalined our spastic speed limts to him over a bottle of red later on..

screaming banshee 7:02 pm 22 Sep 11

KeenGolfer said :

I beg to differ. I’ve given tickets out for parking in a loading zone (including utes) when they weren’t loading/unloading.

Please define loading/unloading…I assume you can if you are giving out the tickets. Is the driver allowed to leave the vehicle to deliver the item they have just unloaded or must they remain with the vehicle at all times?

p1 2:06 pm 22 Sep 11

el said :

Nope. Vans and utes are commercial vehicles (and get to pay roughly double the normal registration costs of a passenger car in the ACT) and can park legally in a loading zone without a permit.

I don’t dispute the fact that “Goods carrying vehicles pay more, but it is not quite double…


Passenger carrying vehicles
Kilograms Fee in Australian Dollars
1155 – 1504 $829.90
Goods carrying vehicles
Kilograms Fee in Australian Dollars
1155 – 1504 $903.50

OpenYourMind 12:36 pm 22 Sep 11

shadow boxer said :

A bit off topic but I had a German visitor I was looking after for work once and he saw the turbo version of one of these parked outside his hotel.

He stopped and had a look and did a quick lap of the vehicle before coming over to me with a puzzled look and said “what would be the point of one of these in your country ? they are designed to cruise at 140-160kmh”

I didn’t really have an answer for him and he was a bit sad at the wasted technology.

This is a ridiculous statement. SUVs aren’t my cup of tea, but if someone has the money and decides that’s the vehicle for them, then good luck to them. Just because a car is well engineered for higher speeds doesn’t mean you have to do higher speeds. I can’t help thinking there must be an element of jealousy when people get all upset about someone elses choice of vehicle.

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