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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 03-15-2003, 08:11 PM
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Old 03-15-2003, 08:13 PM
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I am trying to talk my wife out of her IS300 into this (unfortunately there is no way I would fit in it).
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Old 03-16-2003, 08:42 AM
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Ironic you should post this. A guy just offered to buy my GTI. I would kill for another Compact.
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There were a lot of BMWs in both of the first two posts in this thread ... which cars are/were you talking about?!
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Old 03-16-2003, 10:40 AM
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There were a lot of BMWs in both of the first two posts in this thread ... which cars are/were you talking about?!
The Estoril E46 Compact in the first pic. Here's the sticker price of it...
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Old 03-16-2003, 10:55 AM
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Old 03-16-2003, 11:11 AM
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$Australian?
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Old 03-16-2003, 11:23 AM
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$Australian?
Yes...those pics are from the F1 race last week in Melbourne.
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Oh, I see ...

FXConverter - 164 Currency Converter Results
Sunday, March 16, 2003

64,500 Australian Dollar = 38,596.8 US Dollar
64,500 US Dollar (USD) = 107,787 Australian Dollar (AUD)

Median price = 0.59790 / 0.59840 (bid/ask)
Minimum price = 0.59730 / 0.59770


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Old 03-16-2003, 11:37 AM
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Oh, I see ...

FXConverter - 164 Currency Converter Results
Sunday, March 16, 2003

64,500 Australian Dollar = 38,596.8 US Dollar
64,500 US Dollar (USD) = 107,787 Australian Dollar (AUD)

Median price = 0.59790 / 0.59840 (bid/ask)
Minimum price = 0.59730 / 0.59770


Yep....still pretty pricey IMO. The E36 compact was mid 20s IIRC....but that was a 1.8/9 and not the 2.5.
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Old 03-16-2003, 11:39 AM
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European cars seem especially expensive in Australia, though. Maybe they have high import tariffs or something? Seems most Japanese nameplates have local factories, maybe to avoid this.
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Old 03-16-2003, 11:54 AM
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European cars seem especially expensive in Australia, though. Maybe they have high import tariffs or something? Seems most Japanese nameplates have local factories, maybe to avoid this.
It was strange, the prices on the Minis were almost exactly what they are here taking into account the exchange rate. The BMWs are VERY expensive. I don't know if that has to do with a law that other countries have of engine displacement or not. They had a 735i (not 745 or L) that was A$207K...that about US$120k for a 735!

The reported price of the M3 CSL (20 examples going there) was A$210k.
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In Finland, the E65 735i costs around 130,000 EUR ...

29% New Car Tax. Fockers.
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Patrick, you are scaring me, you haven't done so much math in one day before
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Yep....still pretty pricey IMO. The E36 compact was mid 20s IIRC....but that was a 1.8/9 and not the 2.5.
I'd be willing to pay ~$30K for a well-equipped E46 Compact, but I am a little nuts about them.

I'd take an "underpowered" Compact over an R32 or an MCS.
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Patrick, you are scaring me, you haven't done so much math in one day before
I know ... but to be honest, I asked a friend before posting any of those numbers.
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