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Dyl Ulenspiegel
10-04-2007, 10:24:44
Last weekend in Italy, a car dealer had a new car advertised with "rottamazione xxxx". Now we can't get that word out of our heads. The dictionary says it's scrap metal. I thought maybe used car or exchange of used car possible.

Please, what does it really mean?

Funko
10-04-2007, 10:29:00
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://www.autoitalia.it/utilita/rottamazione.asp&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=4&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Drottamazione%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff

Funko
10-04-2007, 10:32:56
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://www.tuttogratis.it/motori/nuovi_incentivi_rottamazione/&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=9&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Drottamazione%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%2 6

So... looks like you get financial incentives if you trash an old car and get a newer more fuel efficient one. So maybe the price quoted is the one if you are trashing an old car?

Can't be enviromnentally friendly to scrap a working car and build a new one to replace it, even if the new one is more fuel efficient can it?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
10-04-2007, 10:45:08
Yeah I found a few such offers etc, but they're all not very clear. I know of specific offers for scrapping old cars; they assume that the advantage offered is small enough that only practically worthless cars get exchanged.


btw: "bubbles does not pay to you" ? :lol:

Funko
10-04-2007, 10:45:52
:lol:

Fistandantilus
10-04-2007, 10:58:38
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Yeah I found a few such offers etc, but they're all not very clear. I know of specific offers for scrapping old cars; they assume that the advantage offered is small enough that only practically worthless cars get exchanged.


Actually it's quite common practice. The govt incentives are there due to recent regulations that prevent very polluting cars to circulate in cities but the 'rottamazione' bonus is practiced by most car dealers anyway.

Drekkus
10-04-2007, 11:16:41
The only way this word should be pronounced is while flicking your hand away from your chin.