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Old January 22nd, 2012, 09:36 PM   #301
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Quite a silly observation to make when you consider that it is the same fleet of cars in every photograph. We see way more new cars on the roads than old cars. Also, remember that a photograph is a second in time so one can't make a fair judgement when looking at a photograph, especially when you are stuck behind the same car/s
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 10:31 PM   #304
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Excellent highways!

Once I saw an episode in amazing race in which they had to drive in New Zealand, I really wanted to be in their place, your highways seem to be great!
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 11:44 PM   #305
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Quite a silly observation to make when you consider that it is the same fleet of cars in every photograph. We see way more new cars on the roads than old cars. Also, remember that a photograph is a second in time so one can't make a fair judgement when looking at a photograph, especially when you are stuck behind the same car/s
Which isn't a silly observation to make when I was only in NZ a couple of months ago and having just read an article in the NZ Herald which pretty much agreed with what I said a few minutes ago. The car immediately in front the Caldina is an import

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/cars/news/...ectid=10779922

Since the average age of vehicles in NZ is over 13 years and increasing you're not seeing more new cars than old, you're seeing the opposite.

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Old January 22nd, 2012, 11:58 PM   #306
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I love this american standard
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 10:49 AM   #307
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I love this american standard
It's actually influenced by both American and European. What you don't see are the regulatory signs (speed limits etc.) which are European standard.

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Quite a silly observation to make when you consider that it is the same fleet of cars in every photograph. We see way more new cars on the roads than old cars. Also, remember that a photograph is a second in time so one can't make a fair judgement when looking at a photograph, especially when you are stuck behind the same car/s
Not really. You'd see the same type of traffic in the photos you made everywhere else in the country (with the possible exception of Wellington).
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 02:10 PM   #308
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It's actually influenced by both American and European. What you don't see are the regulatory signs (speed limits etc.) which are European standard.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 06:19 PM   #309
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Not really. You'd see the same type of traffic in the photos you made everywhere else in the country (with the possible exception of Wellington).
even in Wellington it feels like you've stepped back in time 5-10 years when comes to cars. Except for all the taxis being prius'
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I don't think so, the road markings are like Finland, and the warning signs are diamond but the symbols are European, like Irish signs. The other signs are European.

The font it quite American though
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Old January 24th, 2012, 01:04 AM   #312
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even in Wellington it feels like you've stepped back in time 5-10 years when comes to cars. Except for all the taxis being prius'
Really? The last time I spent time there, I was surprised at the ammount of new cars on the roads (and all the European makes). Contrast that with where I live and you see mostly crappy Japanese imports.
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I forgot to add, the great thing about living in NZ is that the people that live here don't give a shit what u drive. We leave that for the lost souls overseas .........
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Old January 25th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #314
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I forgot to add, the great thing about living in NZ is that the people that live here don't give a shit what u drive. We leave that for the lost souls overseas .........
What a load of crap, you forget your man card or did you hand it in, the kiwi male is generally pretty motor conscious, blokes in NZ like cars, they like fast cars, some like fast expensive cars, driving a shitty car is not a good thing if you're a bloke, nothing worse than being a teenager cruising in a shitty car the chicks (not that you would know) just aren't interested. NZ is a car country with a car culture.
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Really? The last time I spent time there, I was surprised at the ammount of new cars on the roads (and all the European makes). Contrast that with where I live and you see mostly crappy Japanese imports.
If you read the article I linked earlier you'd know that the car park in NZ is getting older every year, so whilst we are selling more new cars, the fleet is aging faster than we can replace them. A lot of this is due to the age of cars being imported, what the govt should do is ban imports over 5 years of age, some exceptions can apply for classics but not for everyday motors from Japan and Singapore.
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[QUOTE=KiwiRob;87902335]If you read the article I linked earlier ..QUOTE]

lol all the participants in this thread have Kiwi prefix

P.S. nice roads.. been there twice..last time 10 years ago
enjoyed the driving, people and the landscapes :-)
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Old January 26th, 2012, 04:11 AM   #317
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What a load of crap, you forget your man card or did you hand it in, the kiwi male is generally pretty motor conscious, blokes in NZ like cars, they like fast cars, some like fast expensive cars, driving a shitty car is not a good thing if you're a bloke, nothing worse than being a teenager cruising in a shitty car the chicks (not that you would know) just aren't interested. NZ is a car country with a car culture.
Most manly blokes, i.e the ones that go around in sunglasses and Commodores in Falcons. Not the metrosexual types which drive around in something "stylish". Although, the last part isn't really correct. I know a couple of guys who have completely shit cars (an old Astra and a Proton Saga) and both have/had girlfriends.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 07:51 AM   #318
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There always some people who just aren't interested in cars, they are the exceptions, not the rule. The guys who post in the NZ sections they aren't car people at all.
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