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    YIKES. That's expensive .... for once the USA loses out on car prices
    Or maybe that was just a bad choice !!
    $25K will get you similar over here.
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    YIKES. That's expensive .... for once the USA loses out on car prices
    Or maybe that was just a bad choice !!
    $25K will get you similar over here.
    Nope, that is a cheap one. most are closer to 40,000.

    It's an import. Try buying an imported US car there and see how much more it costs ;P

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    they're not that bad
    it just unusual for you guys to get stung so much .... often your "import" works out cheaper than ours by a long shot even when the car is coming from factiroy in UK/Europe !! Doubly so for Japenese cars and dont get me started on Jag prices
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    ^ there is actually a thread on rennlist at the moment, a lot of classic 911's aremaking their way back to europe - they are cheap enough and in a lot better condition in the southern states, that it has become a viable import business for some european dealers..
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    That's farily common too. It's because they get scarce over here as our winter weather and road treatments means you cant hold back the rust
    Back int he 90s it was common to bring an E-type etc back and convert it to RHD as "cheaper" than buying one "original"..... then the bottom fell out of that market ( left a friend with about 40K rebuild on one and the car unable to be sold for more than 25k )

    But I was keeping away from the "rarity" angle which is as bad a price-fixing as houses were 5 years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    YIKES. That's expensive .... for once the USA loses out on car prices
    Or maybe that was just a bad choice !!
    $25K will get you similar over here.
    Over here they start at about $40k. The only way you'll get lower is a mk1 that's done a bunch of kms.
    Life's too short to drive bad cars.

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    YIKES ! Was about to add "but that's Aus dollars" ... and thought I'd best check exchange rates.
    Didnt' realise how much it had "improved" these last 10 years

    Thinking on it this isn't the best car to compare as there are so few in other countries and you can barely turn a corner in a city in UK without having to step over one. I wonder how many you can squeeze in one shipping container for resale over there
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    Do the same with Porsches and you'll likely have the same reaction, or TVRs, or.. just about anything really. Stuff that's 70k quid, or US$100k is still likely A$200-300k. We have some pretty sizable luxury car taxes, but more than that.. why lower the price just because you can? There's profit to be had!

    On, and in my neighbourhood.. there's probably more Lotuses than NuMinis. Though that's likely an exception to the rule!
    Life's too short to drive bad cars.

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    Used to be standard practice in our division for managers sent on 2 year placements in Oz and NZ. Get the company to ship your car out and back. Just buy a Porsche before you leave UK and buy a GT-R before you come back. Everybody new it happened and seen as a "perk"
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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