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    Good evening guys! need some help here, I'm thinking of changing my suzuki swift to suzuki wagon r stingray(or other yellow plate cars), because of the very expensive road tax and shaken of my swift.

    need some advice of what to do. do i need to change my swift? i also notice that my swift 1.49L is consuming a lot of gas.

    This is my point of view.

    My car gasoline cost about 8-10,000yen per month, while the yellow plate they say much cheaper in terms of gasoline(2wd with no turbo)

    2nd is the road tax and shaken is very expensive, unlike the yellow plate cars is almost half of the price.

    What is your opinion guys? Thanks in advance GaijinPot!

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    Originally posted by Aisatsu View Post
    Good evening guys! need some help here, I'm thinking of changing my suzuki swift to suzuki wagon r stingray(or other yellow plate cars), because of the very expensive road tax and shaken of my swift.

    need some advice of what to do. do i need to change my swift? i also notice that my swift 1.49L is consuming a lot of gas.

    This is my point of view.

    My car gasoline cost about 8-10,000yen per month, while the yellow plate they say much cheaper in terms of gasoline(2wd with no turbo)

    2nd is the road tax and shaken is very expensive, unlike the yellow plate cars is almost half of the price.

    What is your opinion guys? Thanks in advance GaijinPot!
    You've basically covered most of the issues. My ex and I used to have a kei jidosha (Mitsubishi Toppo Q2). They have pretty much zero pickup and driving them down in Izu/Hakone on holiday was a real problem with being able to power over hills and resist strong wind (higher centre of gravity, felt like it was going to blow over driving at anything over 60kph in strong winds). We eventually traded in on a standard minivan and felt much safer driving it.

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    • #3
      If you ever see the result of an accident between a kei car and a regular car/van/truck you may change your mind.

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      • #4
        Our car is a kei-car, and it saves us money all year long, on gas, taxes, insurance and road tolls. If I were to buy a non-kei car, it would probably be as a second car, with a kei-car as our daily life car.

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        • #5
          Thank you guys for your opinions and reply's!

          I have been thinking this over 2months ago and i still don't know what to do. my problem is my financial status which is not good at this time or maybe bad until next year because of work(no overtime and sometimes under time).

          That's why im planning to trade it with kei cars to save gas,tax and shaken.

          and as Taffy say's

          (If you ever see the result of an accident between a kei car and a regular car/van/truck you may change your mind.)

          This is a little bit scary thou!

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          • #6
            Don't forget the Light Motor Vehicle Tax!

            Due to the popularity of "light cars", there is a tax on the size of these vehicles called the Light Motor Vehicle Tax. The amount charged for the size of "Passenger Cars" (the largest of the three classifications recognized in Japan) is 7,200 yen (US$83.50), or 4,000 yen ($46.40) for commercial vehicles. Normally the car tax on "light cars" below 1,000 cc is 29,500 yen ($342), with passenger cars and trucks with a load carrying capacity of 1,000 kg or less is at 13,200 yen ($153). (Some local governments may charge even higher based on local regulations). (from wiki)

            Give with the right hand, take with the left....

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            • #7
              Thank you guys! I change my mind, I love my white plate car and i will not change it to yellow plate anymore.

              Thanks for the advice and comments!

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