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Old 03-16-2002, 20:42   #1 (permalink)
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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..
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At a rough estimate it costs a manufacturer $1000 per ton of car.
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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.
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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.
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Don't for get the import duty @ 15% of the FOB value!
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