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Thread: New car sales down. So much for Michael Healy-Rae.

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    Default New car sales down. So much for Michael Healy-Rae.

    New car sales down 7.6% last month

    New car sales fell by 7.6 per cent in February, with 10,619 registrations last month.
    It brings the total so far this year to 27,854, down 15 per cent on the first two months of 2012.
    Good thing they didn't screw up the car registration system on some idiotic notion about the number 13.
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    I'm not buying a new car this year because I don't want to be seen supporting a Healy-Rae idea

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    I will not be buying a car because i cant afford to,remember the bullsh1t we were told when we join the euro that every thing will be the same price car and all .

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    I will not be buying a car because i cant afford to,remember the bullsh1t we were told when we join the euro that every thing will be the same price car and all .
    That was all anyone talked about when the vote was coming up and single-handedly got it through.

    Then they made it a lie and people were like, wtf?!?!?

    We are a stupid people. Politicians make promises to get what they want and then they lie.
    We know this yet every time we seem surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    I will not be buying a car because i cant afford to,remember the bullsh1t we were told when we join the euro that every thing will be the same price car and all .
    Of course, then we'd all have to pay the same taxes, property taxes, water charges and so on. And no complaining, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    I will not be buying a car because i cant afford to,remember the bullsh1t we were told when we join the euro that every thing will be the same price car and all .

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Of course, then we'd all have to pay the same taxes, property taxes, water charges and so on. And no complaining, either.
    Was going to write doesn't necessarily follow but it actually doesn't follow at all.

    He is talking about being able to import cars, i.e. the free movement of goods and services, and you are talking about our financial independence.

    Totally different. Taxation would have to be competitive or risk losing trade to other nations but that was the point.

    Why else would cars be cheaper in England if not for us getting screwed by govt?
    Instead of fixing that we let them rig the game!

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    Am I missing something? Surely this is as expected, and we can expect a corresponding year-on-year increase in sales for the early months of the 132 registrations?

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    Am I missing something? Surely this is as expected, and we can expect a corresponding year-on-year increase in sales for the early months of the 132 registrations?
    It was never going to double the annual sales like. I don't expect it to a huge effect though as 13-2 doesn't have near the same ring to it as 13 or 13-1.

    The 13 bit will be out of date in 6 months!

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    I will not be buying a car because i cant afford to,remember the bullsh1t we were told when we join the euro that every thing will be the same price car and all .
    I never by a new car because they lose in excess of €1,000 when you drive' em off the forecourt.

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