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Old 11-12-2012, 02:04 AM
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Is your car the Graphite II grey color? Mine should be arriving in 2-3 weeks if it is the same! Gorgeous from your signature pix.
I agree with you and...thank you...
Yes,this is the graphite gray metallic paint...
I wish you pleasant times in your new car...
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:08 AM
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That's what BMW's do best... Nothing else comes close to the feeling of driving a BMW. It's always sharp, vivd, responsive.. You just can't get enough. I also own a 2009 cadillac CTS with the 3.6l engine 307hp, to be honest it's a good car, but if I compare it to my old 5 series the CTS feels like crap.
I also drove a MB S350, and still I like my 730i better.
I own also a X3 2.0d E 83 chipped to 195 ps 412Nm...
I love driving this SAV too...
Here is a pic of it...

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:29 AM
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The x3 is also a very nice car!
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:52 AM
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i am not sure but in Spartanburg there is a BMW plant - may be they make 7-ers there for the U.S> market too?
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:18 AM
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i am not sure but in Spartanburg there is a BMW plant - may be they make 7-ers there for the U.S> market too?
All 7 series BMW's are build in Dingolfing, Germany
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:38 AM
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We get the standard euro package plus a few extras here. (e.g. electric curtains etc.) Most common 7 is actually 730d not 730i here. And starting this model year BMW will no longer offer gasoline 7s. Only options available will be 730xd, 730Ld and 740d. And prices will begin at 230k Euros (near 300k USD) without options.
Those are crazy amounts , but that's often due to the country's import duties & taxes. Like 100%+ of the car value.

Seen that in Australia and Singapore as well.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:23 AM
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Does one see Bentleys in Israel? What do the fabulously rich Russians drive in Israel?

How do people react when you drive around town? What is the most popular BMW in Israel?
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:49 AM
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There were few Bentleys in Israel even a Lamborghini but they were here only for few weeks before they had to leave because of regulations.
Most popular BMW's in Israel are the the 1, 3 and 5 series. Most rich people in Israel drive MB S CLASS or BMW 7 series, and there's alot of them here, so no one over reacts when he see one.
Nowdays you can also buy Ferrari's and Maserati's here. Ferrari's starts from $400k for the California and $630k for the new F12.
There is also a rumor about two Maybach's in Israel.

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There were few Bentleys in Israel even a Lamborghini but they were here only for few weeks before they had to leave because of regulations.
Most popular BMW's in Israel are the the 1, 3 and 5 series. Most rich people in Israel drive MB S CLASS or BMW 7 series, and there's alot of them here, so no one over reacts when he see one.
Nowdays you can also buy Ferrari's and Maserati's here. Ferrari's starts from $400k for the California and $630k for the new F12.
There is also a rumor about two Maybach's in Israel.
That's interesting.... what regulation would not allow a Bentley 'permanent residence' in Israel? They are such beautiful cars.

Is Porsche another popular brand? This is the best performance vehicle for the money.

Are the Korean cars making an impact in Israel.

I would think that the high tariffs and VAT rates governments impose should be greatly reduced or eliminated. Imagine the job creation possibilities were cars more accessible.

BTW, what rides do the president and prime minister have?

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:24 AM
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Those are crazy amounts , but that's often due to the country's import duties & taxes. Like 100%+ of the car value.

Seen that in Australia and Singapore as well.
We have a saying here. Whenever you purchase a car, you send one as a gift to the government. (more than 160% taxes for a 3.0 L car)
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:00 PM
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That's interesting.... what regulation would not allow a Bentley 'permanent residence' in Israel? They are such beautiful cars.

Is Porsche another popular brand? This is the best performance vehicle for the money.

Are the Korean cars making an impact in Israel.

I would think that the high tariffs and VAT rates governments impose should be greatly reduced or eliminated. Imagine the job creation possibilities were cars more accessible.

BTW, what rides do the president and prime minister have?
You can't import a car to Israel if its not being sold here by an official dealership aswell. Before the Bentley dealership, for example, can start importing and selling Bentley's here he needs to make sure that his cars stands with all the regulations here, and that could take a while.. Why? Dont know... But that's the reason why only know Ferrari's are available here.
Porsche is really popular here, there are quite a few.
The best selling car here is a korean one, Hyundai i30.
President drives a Volvo s80 limo/ Audi A6. Prime minister drives mostly also in Audi A6. This year the Audi's are being replaced with BMW 528i.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:06 PM
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You can't import a car to Israel if its not being sold here by an official dealership aswell. Before the Bentley dealership, for example, can start importing and selling Bentley's here he needs to make sure that his cars stands with all the regulations here, and that could take a while.. Why? Dont know... But that's the reason why only know Ferrari's are available here.
Porsche is really popular here, there are quite a few.
The best selling car here is a korean one, Hyundai i30.
President drives a Volvo s80 limo/ Audi A6. Prime minister drives mostly also in Audi A6. This year the Audi's are being replaced with BMW 528i.
Wow!! You drive a nicer car than the PM and President!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:23 PM
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:26 PM
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You can't import a car to Israel if its not being sold here by an official dealership aswell. Before the Bentley dealership, for example, can start importing and selling Bentley's here he needs to make sure that his cars stands with all the regulations here, and that could take a while.. Why? Dont know... But that's the reason why only know Ferrari's are available here.
Porsche is really popular here, there are quite a few.
The best selling car here is a korean one, Hyundai i30.
President drives a Volvo s80 limo/ Audi A6. Prime minister drives mostly also in Audi A6. This year the Audi's are being replaced with BMW 528i.
I'm guessing the president and PM's vehicles are armored - how the hell do they move that much weight around with a little 528 engine?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:33 PM
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I Checked it, and I was wrong.
All ministers can choose between BMW 528i or a Citroen C5. Up to now only one minister chose the 528i.
The president and the prime minister's A6 are going to be replaced with an armored A8

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