How common are US cars in Australia

How common are US cars in Australia

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gas is $20/gal and a base F-150 is well over $120k. I'm going to say not very common lol.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no wonder you guys got cucked into FWD and let your muscle cars die.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The only reason we don't make cars is because our government refused to raise subsidies to US or German levels. Australia was at 5%, the socialist states like the US are at 15% or Germany where 25% of a cars sticker price is subsidised.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Petrol is $6.80AUD a US gallon, which is US$4.50.
      I dunno what you mean by US cars, but there's Jeeps and 300Cs all over, used to be Voyagers too. There's mustangs everywhere, Ram 1500s too because they're naturally right hand drive, and a growing number of Silverados and F150s, but less so because they have to be converted and start well over 100k.
      I can't think of anything else worth importing, the same company that converts Silverados coverts Camaros, Challengers are super rare, and Demons go for up to 500k.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Embarrassing and pathetic but frick off we're full

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Likewise. Ironically every roofricker that comes here to run the ski lifts goes out and buys a 1/2-1 ton pickup with their first paycheque. Really makes you think.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Is russy nice

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          As an Aussie, I've always thought that if American trucks were as affordable for the average person over here as they are in the USA, they would be just as ubiquitous.

          I mean if I made as much as most tradies do I'd love an F-150.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They'd be everywhere if they weren't some dumb fricked price like $150k. Even used ones are still floating around 100k.

            For me though, if I were in the US working skii lifts or whatever, I'd try and find an old Panther body.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >They'd be everywhere if they weren't some dumb fricked price like $150k
            That's the thing that kina surprises me though, even at those prices there are still heaps selling. Maybe it's just a Sydney sphere of influence thing and because everyone who bought their home 20 or 30 years ago is now sitting on $2M worth of equity, $150k for a truck is pocket change.

            I think for me it would be a Chally if I lived in the USA. Not necessarily a Hellcat, an SRT 392 widebody in that dark metallic green would be ideal, preferably with a manual. Our RHD regulations are super moronic though, would only be able to obtain registration in the Northern Territory.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Using it for work makes a major difference with taxes and costs, so it's why pretty much every owner is a tradie or a farmer.

            >Our RHD regulations are super moronic though
            At least we have the 25 year rule I guess, it's better than nothing.
            >would only be able to obtain registration in the Northern Territory.
            Is NT a sort of wild west for vehicles and rego? Maybe you could register there and transfer back to your own state or something. You can bypass RWCs in Qld, Vic and NSW by being the original owner of a vehicle when you first registered it in that state.

            I did the same a while back. Owned it in another state and just transferred the rego when I moved to a different state, so I didn't need a RWC in the new state.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A base price Ram isn't that much more than a Hilux and the Ranger Raptor cost more than a base 1500.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I see old super duties as well as brand new F150s, silverados including the sport trim etc every single day. My boss drives a brand new Chevy.

      T. Rural bro

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How many are running gas and not homosexual propane?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Pretty much all of them. Most petrol stations here don't even carry LPG anymore

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol as if, there are Rams and Silverados everywhere here in the Perth suburbs. Not to mention other fellow pigfat petrol guzzlers like the Y62 Patrol

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gunt Ralph homie

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >$20/gal
      The frick? How? Even 98RON fuel here in Aus is only $2/L in AUD (or about $8/gal in AUD).

      Lol as if, there are Rams and Silverados everywhere here in the Perth suburbs. Not to mention other fellow pigfat petrol guzzlers like the Y62 Patrol

      This, Dodge Rams are everywhere in NSW and Vic.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lol did they really just cover up the chevy badge with some extra metal, gm is so fricking cheap god

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They've been doing that shit for years

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    damn near every car on the road is an f-truck or ram.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i own a 300c, feels good man.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I regret that I missed the period that I could afford a low km 300c. Now I could but they're all to old to be a reliable family car.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i only got mine 5 or so years ago, 28000 on the clock, now its got 56, they're still out there.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    New cars? Jeep has always been around. Ford Australia used to be a mix of Aussie built sedans & utes and euro shit like fiesta and focus, but when local production stopped they started selling the mustang and Ranger Raptor. The full size trucks from the big three were being imported and converted to RHD by third party conversion shops but recently Ford Australia has started selling a RHD F150 from the dealer. To answer your question though, Mustangs are fricking everywhere!

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Moderate, especially in recent years. Dodge Rams and Chevy Silverados are pretty abundant now, especially the Dodge among tradies and farmers. There's also F250s getting around, Corvettes (new ones that are special ordered and RHD converted) and we're getting the GMC Yukon next year.

    As for in the past
    >late 1990s Chevy Suburbans and Chevy Blazers
    >90s Dodge Neons and Chrysler Neons (shit knows why they gave us both)
    >90s Ford Taurus (the ugly one)
    >90s Chrysler Voyagers
    >2000s Cadillac Seville
    >2000-2010s Chevy Cruz, Malibu and Equinox
    >2010s GMC Arcadia
    There's a lot more but that's just off the top of my head. RHD really limited how much the US was willing to send us, despite our market being perfect for this stuff since people love American cars here.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >we're getting the GMC Yukon next year.
      holy kino. i'd buy one if i could since i loved having a chevy tahoe in the states, but i bet they'll price it at some dumb shit like $120k here.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They have garbage independent meme suspension in the back now. Such a shame. May as well get a minivan or a crossover.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          still, i like it because i liked having a tahoe so much, so i might try and pick one up used after prices go down a little. the yukon is like a more luxury tahoe anyway so the seats should be even more comfortable too.

          we were so fricking robbed by not having the suburban and tahoe here, they're some of the best suvs around in the US and would've sold well if holden put them out here, instead of shit like the equinox and the arcadia.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Blazers and Sevilles are all JDM imports

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You sure about the Blazers? Not saying I know better, but I'd be curious about more info. The Suburbans here used the dashboards from Blazers but stretched out.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just imagine the chaos if Australia and the US shared borders

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how the hell would that even work. you'd have one major LHD car market and a smaller RHD. australians would be driving their RHD shitboxes over to the US, and vice versa with americans. there's be shit tons of wrecks from people adjusting to being on the opposite side of the road, and tons of people on craigslist selling RHD australian cars in america and vice versa.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Europe deals with it just fine. Parts of Asia and Africa also switch sides depending on the country.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          UK/Ireland don't share a land border with any LHD countries, and cross-border drivers really aren't that common because the Chunnel is kinda limited on how much traffic can cross over. Italian cars were RHD but drove on the right side of the road until the 1930s, and Sweden was the opposite (LHD cars driving on the left) until the 1960s. In either case, they switched to the norm (LHD driving on the right) because of the constant wrecks from people crossing the border.

          As an Aussie, I've always thought that if American trucks were as affordable for the average person over here as they are in the USA, they would be just as ubiquitous.

          I mean if I made as much as most tradies do I'd love an F-150.

          Back in the day (pre-1980s) you could get locally-built GM C/Ks and Ford F series. They were reasonably popular amongst people who either needed the 4WD or better towing capacity.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i like that they fricked up the adjustment on the left quad headlight for their photo.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Heaps of eggshit Teslas with cringe private plates

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't Fords rather common in Australia

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Australian and Thailand-built Ferds are yes, American and European ferds no

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do cars rust out in Australia or is that not much of a problem? I’d imagine sun baked paint and interiors are a bigger issue?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you guys even afford anything in Aussie land

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they have jobs that pay real wages. Something you can't get in the US without owning a business.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Far too common

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