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Offline B2

  • Slowest Ferrari Owner

  • Joined: Apr 2008

  • Location: Melbourne
Really, what about business owners????

Estate agents make heaps more in the states too....

I'm just a wage earner, sorry.  :D



Offline Condor Man

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Offline NSX

  • The Cow Whisperer

  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Drives: Honda NSX
  • Location: Adelaide
I'm not saying anyone in their right mind would pay $260k for the last 2005 NSX but the same car in the USA was only $80k.
Sure thereís volume thatís at play here ( 2 sold in AU compared to 250 in the USA) just saying its not only the main exotics that are subject to this disparity.



Offline NSX

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I remember though in a reverse case where Ford AU sold the locally made Ford Capri to the USA for $14k and were selling the same car here for $21k WTF.



Offline PA

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Same with Holden selling in the USA, much cheaper over there.



Offline dkabab

Same with Holden selling in the USA, much cheaper over there.

You only need an acquaintance you met 15 years ago and have spoken to twice since then, but his uncles cousin works for Holden and you get the employee discount.



Offline JJ


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$1m in America gets you....

458 italia - $260k
Aventador - $400k
Mp4-12c - $260k


It's $1.7m here in aus

458 italia - $500k
Aventador - $750k
Mp4-12c - $500k

The fine print is interesting but not bad if you just want to get your bum in a lambo on weekends.

http://www.lamborghinileaseprogram.com/vehicle/2012-lamborghini-gallardo-lp-550-2-coupe




Offline 360c

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I'm just a wage earner, sorry.  :D

*cough*

Enjoy the 6 weeks skiing in Switzerland  :thumbsup:



Offline 360c

  • 300kph+ club
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The fine print is interesting but not bad if you just want to get your bum in a lambo on weekends.

http://www.lamborghinileaseprogram.com/vehicle/2012-lamborghini-gallardo-lp-550-2-coupe

We get raped twice. Once by the local taxes and registration and secondly the local importer mark ups.
Do the numbers on paying full retail on a car in the USA or Europe, add on all the local taxes on importation (using Ash's calculator link)
and it should come in way, way, way cheaper than we have to pay. In the case of a 458 I seem to recall the saving was in the 6 figure range.



Offline Joel


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We get raped twice. Once by the local taxes and registration and secondly the local importer mark ups.
Do the numbers on paying full retail on a car in the USA or Europe, add on all the local taxes on importation (using Ash's calculator link)
and it should come in way, way, way cheaper than we have to pay. In the case of a 458 I seem to recall the saving was in the 6 figure range.

It will never drop when people like you Mark and scud are payin big numbers for these cars haha and us poor folk have to buy your trade ins.  :D



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