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Old 05-04-2008, 07:54 PM
Needagarage Needagarage is offline
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Originally Posted by gmund1948 View Post
I live in Germany 9 month out of the year, I drive an 08 C-6 a e93 335I vert, an 03 Z4
sport and am picking up a 135 and will be replacing the 335i with the M3 convertable
(wifes) The Vette may lose to a M3 Sedan once the facelift is complete.

You don't know much about what others pay for BMWs do you ?
When were you in Germany?
What was that Vin of your ED 335 and I can have someone check your accuracy

One euro is worth $1.50 dollars easy ( hit 1.60 last week )

A 135 with the same equiptment as a US 135 with ZPP and ZSP is US $38K
A German buying the same German spec car in EUROs is paying 59K euros
which is what $87K USD for a loaded one series

Play with the M-3 and the $69K USD I am spending on a US spec Vert for wife
is near 96K Euros with the same option codes in Dollars $146K ???

The warranty in Germany is 2 years unlimited miles NO MAINTAINENCE

The US Warranty is 4 years 50 K Mile with maintainence

You are touched if you think BMW is Overpriced in the US !!

I almost feel guilty as an American working for our government as I can buy at special pricing even below what stateside is , the Germans think we are Gazillionaires, did you know that the 3 series could be a 4 cylinder ? THats why Euopeans take the badge off their cars or order the free Model delete !

I lived in Japan and Korea, they find BMWs to be very high end cars and pay a huge premium, the Aussies pay $85K for a 135 and over $100K for an M-3

BMW Needs the US market, Yes you can buy a one coupe here thats lighter and has less, for More than you pay in the states ! I would be glad to find you one !

In the 30s they had a Movie where a guy sang a song "If I only had a brain"

It is not my fault that i live in the largest capitalist automobile market in the world and manufacturers are beating down my door trying to sell cars. It only makes sense to compare cars in the same country. I have no idea what types of taxes your socialist government puts on vehicles or what restrictions they place on fuel type/displacement/weight etc. What is the price in euros of the C6 vette in Europe vs the M3? That would be a better comparision as they are both being sold in the same country. Comparing country to country is impossible as pricing has to do with volume, dealer networks, marketting, etc. Even in Canada it is much more expensive to buy a car than in the United States and they are very close. For years Canadians have been buying cars in the US and then registering them in Canada.

As the biggest market in the world the US can command the best prices. It is just wal- mart on a national scale. Germany can't compete as a market globally vs the US.
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