Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule







legislative provisions. 3

2.               SCOPE.. 3

3.               definitions. 3

4.               VEHICLE CATEGORIES. 37


Compilation NOTES. 41

legislative provisions

1.1.                                    NAME OF STANDARD

1.1.1.                              This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005.

1.1.2.                              This Standard may also be cited as Australian Design Rule — Definitions and Vehicle Categories.

1.2.                                    COMMENCEMENT

1.2.1.                              This Standard commences on the day after it is registered.

1.3.                                    REPEAL

1.3.1.                              This Standard repeals the Australian Design Rules 3rd Edition Part B Definitions and Vehicle Categories that is:

                        (a)        made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989; and

                        (b)        in force at the commencement of this Standard.

1.3.2.                              This Standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 that creates Definitions and Vehicle Categories, if

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Dealer’s Guide to the Used Car Rule


Most car dealers who sell used vehicles must comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Used Car Rule. In fact, car dealers who sell, or offer for sale, more than five used vehicles in a 12-month period must comply with the Rule. Banks and financial institutions are exempt from the Rule, as are businesses that sell vehicles to their employees, and lessors who sell a leased vehicle to a lessee, an employee of the lessee, or a buyer found by the lessee.

The Used Car Rule applies in all states except Maine and Wisconsin. These two states are exempt because they have similar regulations that require dealers to post disclosures on used vehicles. The Rule applies in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

This booklet defines the Rule’s requirements, explains how to prepare and display the Buyers Guide, and offers a

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