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Old 03-03-2005, 09:50 PM
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I just got back from Australia where a 2005 M3 sells for $147,000. WOW!
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:51 PM
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I just got back from Australia where a 2005 M3 sells for $147,000. WOW!

That would suck.
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Old 03-04-2005, 05:05 AM
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I just got back from Australia where a 2005 M3 sells for $147,000. WOW!
Hang on. I thought Australia was supposed to be the Lucky Country...
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Old 03-04-2005, 05:41 AM
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I just got back from Australia where a 2005 M3 sells for $147,000. WOW!
A$147,000 = US$115,000 (still bad, but not as bad). The CSL stickered at A$210,000 when it came out (but the exchange rate at the time was around 0.60 making the US price 120k- the exchange rate has made the change to require an extra US$50k).
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Old 03-04-2005, 05:44 AM
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M3s are also in the six-digits in Singapore.
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Old 03-04-2005, 08:57 AM
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Why is it so expensive?Is it strictly because of the duties on imported cars?
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Why is it so expensive?Is it strictly because of the duties on imported cars?

yes they pay a duty on luxury items. even at 115K that is more than twice the US price. My be why I only saw 4 of them in a week.
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:37 PM
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Lucky Country? heeehee i beg to differ...!!!
Tell me about it, for a second hand M3 2001+ will still cost 120k+ here.
They are very expensive here, 147k is just stock
once you add tax, insurance, lct... etc etc..
On-Road will be nearly, maybe even over 160k!!!
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Lucky Country? heeehee i beg to differ...!!!
Tell me about it, for a second hand M3 2001+ will still cost 120k+ here.
They are very expensive here, 147k is just stock
once you add tax, insurance, lct... etc etc..
On-Road will be nearly, maybe even over 160k!!!

Thats like Z8 territory or even Ferrari over here. Im sorry.
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:43 PM
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I just got back from Australia where a 2005 M3 sells for $147,000. WOW!
I'll sell you mine for 100K + shipping.

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Thats like Z8 territory or even Ferrari over here. Im sorry.
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BMW Group Australia has confirmed revised pricing for its current 2005 model line-up.
The change in retail prices comes into effect following the reduction in federal government duty tax rates for imported passenger cars. BMW Group Australia will pass these savings on to customers by reducing recommended retail prices. As an example, the revised price of the BMW 318i moves from $49,950 to $48,400.
$48.4k for a freakin 318i...!!!
48,400.00 AUD = 38,276.00 USD
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BMW Group Australia has confirmed revised pricing for its current 2005 model line-up.
The change in retail prices comes into effect following the reduction in federal government duty tax rates for imported passenger cars. BMW Group Australia will pass these savings on to customers by reducing recommended retail prices. As an example, the revised price of the BMW 318i moves from $49,950 to $48,400.
$48.4k for a freakin 318i...!!!
48,400.00 AUD = 38,276.00 USD

That was going to be my next question (what do you guys pay for a normal 3). Dont you guys have some domestic hot rods? What do they go for?
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:12 PM
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That was going to be my next question (what do you guys pay for a normal 3). Dont you guys have some domestic hot rods? What do they go for?
Yeah Ford and Holden:

FPV (Ford Performance Vehicle) = avg 60k for an 8cyl @ 290kw
and Avg 50k for the 6cyl turbo charged @ 270kw

HSV (Holden Speciality Vehicle?) = upto 100k (top of range coupe) for an 8yl @ 300kw
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List price for M3 Coupe in Denmark is $ 210,000


I bet its pretty difficult to drive an M3 with clogs on.
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I bet its pretty difficult to drive an M3 with clogs on.
huh ?? aren't the clog wearers dutch ????
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Australia is a fantastic place to live, there is not doubt about that.

However that being said, I will be the first to say we do get seriously RIPPED when it comes to imported luxury car prices.

The Australian Government is treating the already overly taxed citizen as a cash cow.

How is a 2007 Z4-MC worth AU$140K on the road when the AU$ and the US$ are almost 1:1 ....???
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Are there any technicalities if I wanted to ship US cars to Australia? Do I have to retrofit the cars or something?
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Are there any technicalities if I wanted to ship US cars to Australia? Do I have to retrofit the cars or something?
You can't run LHD cars in Australia.
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You can't run LHD cars in Australia.
Is it illegal or just not a good idea?
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Is it illegal or just not a good idea?
as I understand it...illegal except for some very rare circumstances.
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as I understand it...illegal except for some very rare circumstances.
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