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    Thanks @rumpfy.


    I am up to 55 yrs and total of about 3 points, but zero since 1985


    I will check my compliance plate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumpfy View Post
    Sorry.
    Go to any new car dealer anywhere and check the compliance plate date. New Kia, Holden, 380, they are all 1989 dated.


    I had a look under bonnet - and the compliance plate says Complies with Motor Veh Standards Act 1989


    However Page 9-3 of my handbook (Revision B 2006) says:


    "The Compliance Plate certifies that your vehicle complies with the Australian Design Rules at the time of manufacture"
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    "The Compliance Plate certifies that your vehicle complies with the Australian Design Rules at the time of manufacture"

    The actual statement means;
    " The Compliance plate certifies the vehicle, at the time of manufacture, complies with the vehicle standard given on the compliance plate"
    Its all semantics of course, but the simple fact is that international car makers just ignore the ravings and rantings of politicians. In germany, the autobahn has no speed limits.
    ps. Writing this from Amsterdam after having done the trip through Europe.

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    Did you find the unlimited autobahns enjoyable or scary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob's 380 View Post
    Did you find the unlimited autobahns enjoyable or scary?
    I found them a bit intimidating about 25 years ago in RHD car I'd taken over from the UK. Doing 160km/hr in the RH (slow) lane. being passed by cars doing 200km/hr +. At one stage got passed by a black Porsche 911 and a BMW M5? having a bit of fun, they made me look like I was parked.
    Been into cars for too long

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    I've found them enjoyable because you don't have to spend your time constantly monitoring the speedo.
    The German drivers know how to behave at high speeds and don't do stupid manoeuvres, you do need a car with some horse power though.

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    Thanks guys,
    Looks like I have to wait till the next set of tyres to fix.

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    Hi All,

    Just wondering if this is worth the effort of wiring in. Comes from Jaycar and is meant to be a speedo corrector module. for under $50.00

    Unit.
    https://www.jaycar.com.au/corrector-...odule/p/AA0376

    Instructions
    https://www.jaycar.com.au/medias/sys...manualMain.pdf

    Or this one from Yellow box for $94.00 to $111.00 - the higher price being with a custom plug and play wiring harness. (I like the sound of that, $17 to save playing with wiring)
    http://yellr.com/yb_inst.htm

    Your thoughts?

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    If it bothers you then do it, or just buy a GPS Head up display from Jay Car for $40. You don't need to take your eyes off the road using this.

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