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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I did, sorry that wasn't clear. Car has pdk, chrono package, nav with Bose system, 20" carrera S wheels and other stuff that I didn't need but didn't add too much to the price so it was ok.

    Car did exceed 80k MSRP but I negotiated about 8% off that. Wasn't as good a discount as I got from BMW but I'm ok with it
     
  2. Superfluous

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    8% is pretty good for the first year of the new car. They weren't as flexible when the car first came out.
     
  3. elisiX

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    Lovely Cayman - Congrats!

    If only we had the same market in Australia as you do in the states. Cars are expensive here and the dollar does not go as far.

    $100k in Australia buys you this (loaded) Audi SQ5 which I just bought to replace my MKVI GTI (which cost $50k once optioned).

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    Bit of a change from the GTI with more room for my first born due in August.
     
  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    How is that exspensive and is the Australian sq5 a diesel or a petrol.
     
  5. elisiX

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    The Australian delivered SQ5's are Diesel.

    Well expensive in that the SQ5 runs closer to 60-70k loaded in the US by comparison (I believe).

    I should also clarify that I got an incredibly good deal on my SQ5. With all options they can be as high as 120k.

    The difference is even greater as you go up. That $99k Aston posted earlier is easily $250k-$300k here.

    100k goes a hell of a lot further in the US compared with Australia. I'd get a 2006 Vantage for $99k here.
     
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  6. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    The US SQ5 has the same engine as the S4.


    Those prices are lower that german/UK prices, which are the lowest in Europe.
     
  7. elisiX

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    I just priced up an SQ5 with similar specs to mine on the UK site and the car came to 51k GBP / 92k AUD drive away.

    My car was close to 120k with all taxes etc, however I got it down to 99k. The car is less expensive in the UK, even with my large discount.

    I stand by my comment that cars are more expensive in Australia. Still, significantly less so than Singapore :)
     
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  8. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    The base SQ5 is $185k here.
     
  9. elisiX

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    Where is 'here'?
     
  10. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Mentioned it a couple pages back, Denmark.
     
  11. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Heaven forbid anyone forgets that Find Finn lives in DENMARK, the world capital for highest car pricing.
     
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  12. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Actually Singapore is the most exspensive ;)
     
  13. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    anybody got any info on car prices in countries like, just thinking from the top of my head, Denmark or Singapore?
     
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  14. Find Finn

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    Only reason I know about SQ5 pricing is that I was looking at importing one from Germany earlier in the week and they cost the same as a E63.
     
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  15. whiteslashasian

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    How much is a car rental in a place like Denmark? Are there car share services like Zipcar?

    I'd think that cycling as a commute, or public transportation, supplemented by the occasional car rental for long distance trips would be ideal until you have a family...
     
  16. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    A small city car (smaller than a golf) is from $100 a day with 60miles a day for danes and A LOT cheaper for foreigners.

    There's share car, but that is no where near cheap enough for it to make sense.

    I just had a quick google and they cost $800< a year in membership fees and from $60 a day for a Focus including petrol, I'm not 100% sure if the price is including the milage or if that's extra.
     
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  17. Gianni Cerutti

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    Congratulations on your choice and your new purchase. Also I'm planning to come back .... but next year.
     
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  18. otc

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    Well, the day rate on the car shares here is a fair bit more than $60...so that's at least a decent deal (excluding the super high membership fees)
     
  19. whiteslashasian

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    Right. The cost of a rental or car share in Denmark is better deal than that in the US, relatively speaking when compared to ownership costs.
     
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  20. gomestar

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    i rented a small SUV via Zip car a few weeks ago, and it was like $220 for a day. Oh, add $25 for using more than the alloted miles they gave me.
     

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