In our current collection of experts, our readers looking for an answer to a legal question and hunting for a used car will be on the stage! Our experts responded to several interesting reader suggestions. If you have any questions, write to us!
He wanted to go safely, yet it was irregular
Our reader asks
I was fined HUF 100,000 because I violated 1/1975 on road traffic rules at the 88 + 074 meter train on the left side of the M3 motorway. (II. 5.) the relevant provision of Section 37 (5).
My car broke down on this section of the track and I was only able to drive at 40km / h in the pouring rain. So I exposed the hazard flasher, pulled down into the stop lane. The nearest resting place was 800 m away, so I went at that slow speed until then. I didn’t stop in the rain in the stop lane because I thought it was more accident prone due to the rainy weather. Or if I stay on the track at 40 km / h.
My question would be, is the fine of HUF 100,000 imposed on me justified in this case as well?
Thank you in advance for your help!
Our expert answers
Dear letter writer!
Your decision in a given situation is understandable. The stopping lane is indeed a source of frequent accidents. However, the TRAFFIC clearly defines which vehicles can drive in the stop lane continuously. These:
1. the vehicle monitors the traffic;
2. the vehicle performs road maintenance and road cleaning;
3. perform the removal of the vehicle, the vehicle incapable of moving forward or the rectification of its technical failure;
4. the vehicle operates the distinguishing device;
5. vehicles wishing to be classified as continuously moving in lanes;
Road sign 6 allows it.
Unfortunately, the above rules do not currently allow a vehicle capable of driving at reduced speed to drive in the stop lane. Based on your description, although your vehicle has not become incapable of moving forward, it has only been able to drive slowly. In this case, you would actually have had to stop in the stop lane and wait for the ambulance outside the lane limit, as the vehicle could no longer travel on a flat road at a speed of 60 km / h, which is a condition for driving on the motorway.
It might even have been acceptable to stay in the outer lane with an emergency light and thus approach the exit.
We fear that in this case, unfortunately, the fine will have to be paid.
Old Smart with automatic transmission?
Our reader asks
I want to buy my wife Smart with an automatic transmission. I’ve heard a lot of bad things about the switch, it didn’t change subtly, it breaks down soon. I also read that the post-2005 vintages are already better. I would like to ask what your opinion is on this. Is it worth cutting in, or would I rather think of another small car? Only vending machines are possible. We would only use the car for city transportation, on a daily basis.
Thanks for your response.
Our expert answers
Buying a 15-year-old automatic car is always a huge risk, almost no matter what type. There is no cheap automatic transmission repair, the costs can soon jump over half a million forints. If the overhaul of an 800,000 forint car is, say, 600,000 forints, it is equal to the total economic damage. In a 3-4 million car, even if pulled by mouth, a man’s son / daughter pays that amount.
The condition of an automatic transmission is fundamentally determined by how it was treated and how often (at all) oil was changed in it. Unfortunately, these data are usually undetectable at this age and I can tell in a test whether the gear is good now, but whether it will be good in a month, neither I nor the professional service, not even the patron saint of car inspectors, can tell.
Therefore, I suggest that if you are thinking in this price range and avoiding risk, do not look for a car with an automatic transmission.
A good idea for a bloody V8 Porsche SUV?
Our reader asks
I would be interested in your opinion on the Porsche Cayenne 4.8 V8 engine (the 385 riders). What to look for? Do you have a type error? For a weekend car, I want some larger cubic centimeter (over 4000) V8. The budget for it would be 3-4 million. I like these Porsches, and I’ve read encouraging things about him so far. If you were discouraged by this guy, could I ask for some advice on what kind of car to think about? It is not a condition to be an SUV. Thank you in advance for your reply!
Our expert answers
If you have Porsche Cayenne around 10-12 years old if you have it set aside for approx. HUF 1 million for its operation and service, as well as enough ammunition for refueling. If you have these, you might want to cut in, because it’s harder to find a Porsche cheaper than that. The main reason for this is mainly the maintenance cost mentioned above and on the other hand the kinship with Volkswagen Touareg. Many consider the type to be a dressed-up Touareg, but anyone who has already driven it may know that Cayenne is about more than that.
Wearing parts cost a digestible amount compared to the type’s nimbus, but everything else can be purchased at even a horror price, of course it’s parts dependent. The air spring system is prone to failure, and if dirt gets into the system, the repair cost will soon be over a million. Electrical anomaly may occur, some kind of volkswagenesen: central lock, audio unit faults, etc.…
The engine itself is usually end-to-end, but great care must be taken with frequent oil changes and factory oil quality. The steering gear is prone to knocking but can be renewed.
If you come to terms with these hassles of Cayenne keeping and spending money, you could even have a lovable car.
Unfortunately, prestige comes with expenses and problems, which is also true for competing models. Whether you’re buying a Mercedes, BMW, Audit, or Volvo on the SUV front, expect horror spending and regular service visits.
Poetry can be carved by releasing prestige. In this case, take a Toyota RAV4 or a Younger Kia Sorrento, but isn’t it the same magic anymore…
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