How much to make a Ka? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
The Pub For General Discussion

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-16-02, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
Ford Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 1,156
How much to make a Ka?

Okay a standard Ka costs $15,490 RRP from the website.

I'm guessing alot of the sticker price is tax from the government, ford no exports, its a fully imported car. I guess a big slab is taken up by Ford itself, and the dealer who sells it.

I am also curious how much would it save by removing the engine and gearbox (ie not putting them in the car at the factory). Rough guesses are okay..
IPhido is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-02, 03:40 AM
At the 3FB Cheese Wheel
 
Jamie XR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sydney
Age: 47
Posts: 3,582
At a rough estimate it costs a manufacturer $1000 per ton of car.

My Car's Website: Click Here
Sept 03 BA XR6 Turbo, Silhouette, T5, APS Unichip, BPT short shifter & Momo bits, FPV pedals, Custom Leather, 18" Wheels, PBR sports calipers, Window Tint, Typhoon CAI, Side stripes.
Jamie XR6 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-02, 03:49 AM
Territory - 2004 COTY
 
Organza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sydney
Posts: 227
GST is 10% on wholesale price or one eleventh of the purchase price so at $15490 the Govt take is $1408.

I'm betting Ford wouldn't make all that much from a Ka; after you take out revenue to pay for warranty, selling/freight costs, marketing, currency differential (the Ka is made in Spain but probably paid for in English pounds; the $A is worth 35 pence or so) and then of course the cost plus profit margin for the originating factory.

I think if you shopped around you could get a base Ka for something like $14500 to 15000 drive away.
Organza is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-02, 04:29 AM
I want a turtle!
 
XR8chic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 2,635
Quote:
Originally posted by Organza

I think if you shopped around you could get a base Ka for something like $14500 to 15000 drive away.
Base Ka?? There is no options on the car other than the colour ... so there cant really be a "base" model - if there is nothing else.

FPV - Tickford Club of NSW
http://www.fpvclub.com
XR8chic is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-02, 04:40 AM
At the 3FB Cheese Wheel
 
Jamie XR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sydney
Age: 47
Posts: 3,582
I was behind a green one at the lights the other day. They reminded me of one of those coloured Apple Mac computers on wheels.

My Car's Website: Click Here
Sept 03 BA XR6 Turbo, Silhouette, T5, APS Unichip, BPT short shifter & Momo bits, FPV pedals, Custom Leather, 18" Wheels, PBR sports calipers, Window Tint, Typhoon CAI, Side stripes.
Jamie XR6 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-02, 01:33 PM
Australian Probe Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 53
Posts: 841
Wink

Don't for get the import duty @ 15% of the FOB value!
DRU842 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A fun Ka for boys and girls.... Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 04-08-03 01:04 AM
Ford Ka Collection Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 02-12-03 08:01 AM
TALK FROM THE TOP: Ford Motor CEO cuts costs, not product Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 11-18-02 09:35 AM
Sportka Joins Ford Ka Range RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 10-23-02 04:58 AM
Interesting story (LONG)!!! xtonkax The Pub 3 01-11-02 09:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome