Here is a good article about how Lamborghini is ripping off its customers in Australia for the AVENTADOR:
It is headed:Supercars at super priceshttp://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor-news/supercars-at-super-prices-20110603-1fkfp.html
Also a similar one : Australia penalised over top car costs http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/australia-penalised-over-top-car-costs-20110603-1fl3s.html
Could all GENUINE prospective buyers (especially those who may have paid deposits to dealers) contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll organise a lobby group to drop the price. Lambo Italy is reviewing the price supposedly - so let's make sure they do it fairly.
Yes, I am the guy that Toby Hagon has quoted in the article and will be happy to assist prospective buyers not get ripped off! -IT IS TIME WE CUSTOMERS MADE Lamborghini listen!
The problem is that Lamborghini doubles its purchase price for Australia. Not taxes! The price starts at $750K and for a fully optioned Aventador could be as high as $860K plus stamp duty which makes it over $900K compared to $370K -$400K in Europe and USA. They are making double the profit here with our high Aussie dollar!
Lamborghini abuses our import system to have a monopoly to import new cars to Australia, under the 'high volume' import permit (which is being rorted). That way they prohibit individuals from importing Lambo cars. We need parallel importing. I am lobbying the Transport Minister Anthony Albanese for that and so should you. It is not a free market. It is a monopoly. Till then, we should lobby Lambo Italy. Originally, our laws were designed to protect the Fords and Holdens locally produced -not for Lamborghinis to rip us off!
So Lamborghini rips off Australian dealers by doubling the dealer purchase price and dealers rip us off in turn. They have no customer loyalty whatsover. Lambo is flagrant and arrogant about this rip off that was exposed in this article. Why? because we let them get away with it. Our import system (which has a loop hole) is being abused by Lamborghini to profiteer. It has nothing to do with our taxes and all to do with Lamborghini being greedy and treatinmg Aussie customers as idiots! There is a way around it.
That Baldi from Lambo Italy has admitted to ripping us off and is trying to pretend he is being fair! What a joke! I am not buying at that price! Nor should you!
So to all Aventador prospective buyers: stop buying the car till the price is dropped!
You should tell Winkelmann (Lambo Italy CEO) that you will not proceed and will take your deposits back unless Winkelmann drops the price to a fair price equal to Europe's
As for the b.s. about the car being sold out for 2 years, nice try with this old marketing ploy! It is not true! I was offered the car for October 2011 delivery but refused because of the unfair price. Other brands are tempting if Lambo continues this rip off! Or we will just have to find better ways to import direct from the UK and save the extra $400K.