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Old 06-06-2002, 16:49   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Some cars have ridiculous price tags nowadays!

I mean, seriously, who'd pay $125,000 for a Beetle...the RS version or whatever it is! And $40,000 for the new Mini!!!
Don't even ask me about the NSX from Honda. Even the Arrow at approx $130,000 is a bit out (but I guess it's a low production car).

It could just be me of course but still, some of the prices are getting outta control.
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Yes what about the BMW 318i for $54k basic price. A damn rip off i reckon. I refuse to spend $50k for a 2L engine.
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The Astra Convertible is over priced IMO at 45K.
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I could build you a Falcon Windsor V8 suicide machine for about 120k or so (depending on exchange rates) with a bit spare. We've built on and it eats 911 turbo's for breakfast which started life as a EA Fairmont Ghia.... Or if you can find me a Triton V10......
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Page 3 in todays Drive section: Stand by for action: the $200,000 Monaro.

There are probably people silly enough to actually pay that much for a 2 door Commie...
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Some of the above mentioned are good examples of over-priced cars, what's even worse value than the BMW 318i is the Benz C180 Classic at $54,900. Motor says it best with; Four-pot wouldn't pull a sailor off your sister. Who wants to spend 54K on a car that would be beaten by a 15K Hyundai? At least the 318i doesn't go too bad these days now that it has a 2.0ltr engine.

And yeah, the NSX is hideously expensive given that you could buy a Porsche for much less money and at the same time enjoy better performance...
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Another very expensive car/4WD, is the new BMW X5 4.6 litre in the lastest Motor. $150k

255kw. Hmmm Tasty!!
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Old 06-06-2002, 19:30   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Some cars have ridiculous price tags nowadays!

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It could just be me of course but still, some of the prices are getting outta control.
It's not just you and it's not just cars. Have you priced any Real Estate lately, especially Sydney/Melb.

Or am I just gettin really old.

Or BOTH!
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Old 06-06-2002, 19:35   #9 (permalink)
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I dont think there that bad...if you got enough money to waste, then heck what ever turns you on...i reckon insurance is more of a bitch though...my uncle just got a maserati 3200gt (twin turbo 3.2L v8 - it goes sooo hard) and insurance through GIO was $41000 a year - subject to the assessors viewing the car etc -cheapest he could get was 10 000 a year, and he has never ever made a claim!!!
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I would be sucking up sooo much with your uncle!!!
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