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Old 10-02-2004, 04:01 PM
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Location: Boston/MA & Melbourne/AUS
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Mein Auto: F10 M5
Originally Posted by X5M5
MAN....what are up with those Aussie prices? Is that like a 50% tax or something??
Every car which costs more than 56.000 AUS will incure a special luxury tax , also if the car (or at least the majority of parts) are not from Australia a special "uplift" will be applied. Basically owning a European car in Australia is VERY expensive. An Audi A4 1.8T will cost you appr ~60.000AUS, a BMW M3 will run you appr 130.000AUS . You also need to consider the salary is pretty much 1 to 1 (ie if you earn 150k in the US you'd get appr 150k in Australia). On the other hand Australia is an exceptional place to live and beats pretty much every other country (except for the fact it's at least a 2 day trip to the US/Europe )

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