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  1. Afternoon all... Thought I'd post my query just in case anyone else has encountered the same issues as I'm currently facing. Have just collected my vehicle from the docks and taken it to a LPG specialist here to get the system certified only to be told that the LPG tank is not compliant and will need to be replaced at a cost of $1200!!!! :swoon: The system was fitted in the UK in 2008 and I have all the certification to support it and had expected that getting it certified here would be fairly straight forward. I have looked in to thinks and the tank manufacturer do show that they comply to Australian standards so will have to push things a little and am awaiting a response from the LPG Association Australia, but in the meantime was wondering if anyone else had any experience of importing an LPG converted vehicle. Thanks in advance. Cheers Spencer
  2. Guest

    LPG cars

    With lots of people making the move back to the UK and some making a big noise about the price of petrol has anyone thought about getting an LPG car back home ? There are lots of them on Ebay and they are very reasonably priced. There are LPG stations pretty much everywhere, nowhere near as common as here but enough that you wouldn't get stranded. You have petrol as back up anyway. Also I did some quick calculations the other day and if you run a small economical newish petrol car in the UK and pay 30 quid road tax you actually only end up paying a fraction more per mile/kilometre than you do here because of the registration/CTP costs. Worth thinking about.
  3. hi, I've been looking on the internet at what car to get in Melbourne for a while and have been very suprised by the high prices of second hand cars, they seem to hold their value very well. I do like unusual cars and 4x4s, but don't like high fuel bills and unreliabiility. I would like to spend about $10k, but have up to $15k. I have a wife and 2 young kids to ferry around. It has to be automatic (for the rare occassion my wife drives! But I like them too). I like the Pajero as it's a 4x4 and 7 seats (neither really required but nice to have as we might go skiiing and have visitors), but would be looking at something around '98-'99 for $10k which is quite old and high mileage. Also they guzzle the gas, although some LPG are available. A sensible option could be a Renault Scenic, nice family car, smaller engine and spacious. But still would be looking at 2002-2004. Ford Falcon XT LPG Wagon, these depreciate so fast from their $32k+ new price, that a 2006-2007 one with reasonable mileage, full service history, climate control, cruise etc. can be had for $12-13k. I also like the idea of filling up its huge gas tank (100l) for about £30. However, I've read some reports that due to the old tech LPG, they can use amazing amounts of gas, especially when it's very hot. Also they might be too big (5m long)! There are other wagons available 2-3 years old, such as Mitsubishi Lancer, Holden Viva, Holden Astra, Toyota Corrola..... I would be interested to hear from anyone who has these cars and what anyone think about them or other options. cheers
  4. [WRAP]http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af245/rob_williams_photo/jxqfujyo.jpg[/WRAP]Just a quick reminder, if anyone is thinking of getting an LPG conversion done, then the rebate reduces at the end of this month. CHANGES TO THE LPG VEHICLE SCHEME: The following grants are available subject to program eligibility criteria: Conversion Completed Between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2010 - $1750 Conversion Completed Between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011 - $1,500 Conversion Completed Between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012 - $1,250 Conversion Completed Between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013 - $1,000 Conversion Completed Between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014 - $1,000
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    LPG Rebate

    Hey guys, Im thinking of getting my Falcon converted, it meets all the government needs... I just wanted to know if any of you guys know if I need to be a PR for the rebate? If you do then I have hatched a plan with my neighbour where we will sign the car over to him and he will get it done, if we have to do this do you have to have owned the car for a certain period of time before you can apply for the rebate? We are in Vic.
  6. When we first came out here, a few years ago, petrol seemed cheap and buying a new 4WD vehicle off the dealership forecourt that stated an economy rating of 9.5l/100kms seemed like a good idea. Of course, petrol isn't the price that it once was and so I'm thinking about having an LPG system installed. Tyke already pointed out to me that I should make sure it is possible in the first place to run LPG through a late model Outback and I'm still waiting to hear back from Subaru. I've placed a similar posting on BE, as well as ANLDU, in the hope that someone, somewhere, will have already undergone the fitment on their Subaru - it doesn't have to be an Outback - any model really, I'd just like to know what the difference in economy is and how effective it has been for you. Incidentally, our driving style nets us 8.5l/100kms amongst the steep hills and on the flat it drops to about 7.6l/100kms on petrol - not bad for a 4WD 2.5 litre wagon with autobox. These cars are not light! Any feedback appreciated. Cheers Paul.
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    LPG or Diesel

    Hi all I may be driving circa 100 miles per day round trip to commute. Can anyone advise if I will be better off with an lpg car or a small diesel such as a citroen C3. Do any makers have a small lpg car or is it mostly the bigger cars. Cheers Ken