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Old May 9th, 2014, 09:02 PM   #25001
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What do you guys pay for car insurance? I bought a new car and the insurance actually went down. It's now € 25 per month for an all-risk insurance.
Wow, that's incredibly cheap, although I suppose it is balanced by the much higher costs of buying and owning a car in the Netherlands (and many other parts of Europe).

Insurance in Ontario is a ripoff.

I pay about $1900 per year for comprehensive insurance (similar to your full Casco I guess), which is actually quite cheap for someone my age because the particular insurance company provides big discounts to graduates of certain universities. Also, I declare a very low mileage (~6000km/year) because I mainly use public transit. Many other insurance companies quoted me double this price (I have a clean driving record). Mind you, the location plays a huge role too - I live in a pretty central area of Toronto (but not downtown).

If you get into an accident that's your fault, even if it's fairly minor, or you get a speeding ticket once in a blue moon, the insurance can skyrocket at the next renewal (I'm talking about double or more) and stay high for many years.

Like Pen's Woods said, you report the mileage on your car when you re-register your plates, usually every 2 years. That information gets passed down to the insurance companies.
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Old May 9th, 2014, 09:05 PM   #25002
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Wow, that's incredibly cheap, although I suppose it is balanced by the much higher costs of buying and owning a car in the Netherlands (and many other parts of Europe).
They say Dutch car insurances are sold at a loss. There is a lot of competition from "no frills" insurances (i.e. very low premiums), often subsidiaries of the big insurance companies.
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Old May 10th, 2014, 01:41 AM   #25003
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What do you guys pay for car insurance? I bought a new car and the insurance actually went down. It's now € 25 per month for an all-risk insurance.
I pay approx 140 EUR per year for mandatory insurance only on two cars, however I am in a "group" insurance for members of my profession that has nice rates This is in Quebec, in Ontario it is much higher for some reason (like fraud for one). I got the same offer as the Cat from my university and they quoted me something like 500 EUR, LOL
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Old May 10th, 2014, 01:44 AM   #25004
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Here in Austria I pay approx 110€ pm, but this includes road tax.
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Old May 10th, 2014, 11:16 PM   #25005
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Opel Corsa 1.2, year 2001.
Road tax: 87€ / year
Mandatory 3rd party insurance: approx. 640€ / year.
Own risk insurance: has no sense for a car of a value of 2,000 euro :-)

Oh, it's in Germany (in Hungary I paid approx. 100 euro for insurance and approx. 40 € for road tax).
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Old May 10th, 2014, 11:25 PM   #25006
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In Poland - VW Sharan 1.9 TDI, 2005, for person living at countryside and having 30% discount would costs approx. 1800 PLN (~450 EUR) per year for full insurance (in Compensa company, in national Polish insurance company - PZU - such an insurance is more expensive). Only mandatory one is circa 800 PLN (~200 EUR), but I can't remember how much exactly. I guess it's cheap in comparison with other EU countries. Poland's insurance is generally thought as cheap.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 12:06 AM   #25007
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Romania, 2007 Chevrolet Aveo 1.4 petrol+lpg engine, registered on my father's name (has a discount for being retired and another discount for having a clean accident record): 42 € for third party insurance (per year) and about 40 € more for road tax (per year).
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Old May 11th, 2014, 02:22 PM   #25008
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I was thinking of some oddities in my clinched highways. Apart from having driven A-1304 instead of the nearby parallel, 'more important' A-220, I have also driven E90/A-2 from the aforementioned A-1304 to Z-40 three times... but never the other way round! Another thing is that half kilometer of N-II I have clinched on the Maresme coast which is totally isolated from all other roads I've been to.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 03:39 PM   #25009
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Mothers' day today. Flower prices came up to twice Good business.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 09:32 PM   #25010
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Old May 11th, 2014, 09:35 PM   #25011
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In Spain it happened last Sunday.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 10:22 PM   #25012
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In Spain it happened last Sunday.
Really, I thought it is worldwide up to now.

Apparently, I was wrong
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Old May 12th, 2014, 07:13 PM   #25013
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I have a question: Are there special rules regarding how much quantity of coffee (per person) you can bring with you over the border?
1. for intra-EU?
2. for EU-> non-EU (BiH, MNE, AL, MK, SRB, etc.)

I know there are for alcohol and tobacco products...
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Old May 12th, 2014, 07:14 PM   #25014
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Within the EU I don't think there is a limit on coffee.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 07:32 PM   #25015
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I found this regarding EU, seems there are no limitations
http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs...u/index_en.htm

Why I ask, a really stupid situation I'm always in, when I travel back home. I always have to bring at least 10 packs of coffee, because it should be much better then the one you get home, and my parents like to give them away to other friends and relatives (because those people to also can taste the difference and they are very happy if they receive such a gift)

I'm always fed up by it, travel with 10 kg or so of coffee, but if I don't do it, there is trouble.

Thing is, I'm planning to drive to BiH, MNE, AL, MK and SRB before getting back home and to the EU, and I would really not want to get in trouble because of such a stupid thing.

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Another thing, I read in BiH it's mandatory to have a towing kit/rope with you, can you recommend me a cheap one (from Amazon_de or such)? Does it depend on car type?
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Old May 12th, 2014, 07:33 PM   #25016
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In Spain it happened last Sunday.
Was a month ago here.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 07:34 PM   #25017
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You can normally pick up a towing rope at any motorway petrol station. Shouldn't cost more than 10€ and you can use it on any vehicle.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 08:17 PM   #25018
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I found this regarding EU, seems there are no limitations
http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs...u/index_en.htm

Why I ask, a really stupid situation I'm always in, when I travel back home. I always have to bring at least 10 packs of coffee, because it should be much better then the one you get home, and my parents like to give them away to other friends and relatives (because those people to also can taste the difference and they are very happy if they receive such a gift)

I'm always fed up by it, travel with 10 kg or so of coffee, but if I don't do it, there is trouble.

Thing is, I'm planning to drive to BiH, MNE, AL, MK and SRB before getting back home and to the EU, and I would really not want to get in trouble because of such a stupid thing.
are you going to Italy before Balkans? if yes, then your question is ok. if not, why to buy coffee somewhere else (unless it's Italy, where coffee is much cheaper).
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Old May 12th, 2014, 08:29 PM   #25019
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It has nothing to do with price. Actually, my parents believe that the same brand of coffee in Germany tastes much better then what you find in Romania. If I'm not mistaken it actually costs more in Germany. But that doesn't interest them since they don't pay for it...
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Old May 12th, 2014, 08:54 PM   #25020
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It has nothing to do with price. Actually, my parents believe that the same brand of coffee in Germany tastes much better then what you find in Romania. If I'm not mistaken it actually costs more in Germany. But that doesn't interest them since they don't pay for it...
That is true. I often go shopping to Austria and the same products often tastes differently. To me, Fanta is the product that taste most different in particular country.
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