Saturday, October 6, 2012

Car repairers in clover

Since January 1, Japanese imports have had to conform to the Japan 05 emissions test, which is tougher than the Japan 02 standard. This means that most cars manufactured before 2005 are non-compliant. Richard Bateman, of Richard Bateman Motors, says it is too costly for many to upgrade their older cars to newer, emissions-compliant vehicles in one go. He says most of his customers buy cars from the early 2000s and in the $10,000 price range, but that none of these are compliant under the new standards.

The cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of October 4, 2012.


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