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Davetouch

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I know several people who drove Mercedes-Benzes as their first cars; of course, those cars were all at least 15 years old at the time.
2 years old or 20 years old. It'll still cost you a fuckload to insure here - because in the UK you insure the driver, whereas in the US you insure the car.
 

FDaihatsu

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IN ISRAEL, A BASIC FIAT PUNTO COSTS 97000 NIS, OR ROUGHLY ~15000 GBP. THINK ABOUT THAT WHEN YOU MOAN ABOUT INSURANCE COSTS
 

Davetouch

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WELL OBSERVED YOU YOUTH.

AND @ FD - HOW CAN ANYONE AFFORD CARS IF THEY ARE SO EXPENSIVE? I DON'T WANT TO GO FAR INTO IT, BUT I'D GUESS THE NUMBERS ON YOUR INCOMES ARE LARGER.
 

Homer_Bart

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IN SINGAPORE, A BASIC 1.4 TSI DSG SCIROCCO IS ($94,000) 40,000GBP!


ZOMG! AN AVERAGE SINGAPOREAN ONLY EARNS $2000 A MONTH!
 

Homer_Bart

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FOR A BASIC FIAT GRANDE PUNTO 1.4 (MANUAL)

COE: CERTIFICATE OF ENTITLEMENT - $12,000 OR SO (A TAX FOR CARS DEPENDING ON ENGINE SIZE, WHICH ALLOWS THE CAR ON THE ROAD FOR 10 YEARS)

OMV: OPEN MARKET VALUE - $15,000 OR SO (BASIC VALUE OF CAR AFTER 10 YEARS, SO IT WON'T COST $1 IN 10 YEARS' TIME, TO PREVENT POOR PEOPLE FROM OWNING A CAR)

ROAD TAX: DEPENDS ON ENGINE CAPACITY

SO IT COSTS: $62,900 OR 26,100GBP, WITH ALL THAT CRAP

WITHOUT ALL THAT CRAP, IT'LL BE $35,900, OR 14,800GBP, AROUND THE SAME LIST PRICE AS IN UK.
 
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FDaihatsu

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AND @ FD - HOW CAN ANYONE AFFORD CARS IF THEY ARE SO EXPENSIVE?
THEY DON'T, THEY DRIVE POST-LEASING CARS THAT WERE BEATEN UP BY PEOPLE WHO COULDN'T CARE LESS BECAUSE IT ISN'T THEIR OWN CAR AND NOW IT LOST A THIRD OF ITS VALUE IN THREE YEARS
 

darkshark0159

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I TOOK THE CAR OUT IN 100F HEAT TO GET IT ALL NICE AND SHINY. WHAT IS THAT CRAP THAT USED CAR DEALERS USE TO CLEAN THE CAR INTERIORS??? IT IS SO STREAKY AND YUK. CLEAN MY CAR NTERIOR WITH DISTILLED WATER AND IT LOOK REAL NICE :D

OK H_B COME SEE THE PICS U NO U WANT TO
http://forums.finalgear.com/post-your-car/merc-c240-36802/


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OH YA. SINGAPORE IS SOOOOOOO EXPENSIVE. ITS A REALLY RICH COUNTRY AND ITS REALLY SMALL THUS EVRY THING IS CRAZY PRICE. U GONNE LEASE OR BUY H_B???
 
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Homer_Bart

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ALMOST NO ONE IN SINGAPORE BUYS A NEW CAR WITH CASH.
1. AN AVERAGE JOE EARNING $2500/MONTH (WITHOUT TAX DEDUCTIONS ETC.) DOESN'T HAVE $100,000 IN HIS BANK TO PAY OFF HIS NEW VW SCIROCCO ON TOP OF HIS AVERAGE GOVERNMENT APARTMENT (AKA FLATS) THAT COST $300,000 (OR $900/MNTH FOR 30+ YEARS).
2. IF THE CAR MEETS WITH SUPER SERIOUS PROBLEMS (I.E. CATCH FIRE, ACCIDENT, THE OWNER WILL BE HAPPY THAT HE HADN'T PAID FULL SUM)
3. NEW CARS IN SINGAPORE USUALLY LIVE LESS THAN 3 TO 5 YEARS, BEFORE BEING SOLD OFF, OR EXPORTED. AT MAX, THEY CAN ONLY LIVE UP TO 10 YEARS, BEFORE THAT COE (SEE POST ABOVE) HAS TO BE RENEWED AT COST OF $10,000+ AGAIN. THIS IS BECAUSE CITY DRIVING TORTURE THESE CARS WITHOUT MUCH HIGHWAY MILES, SO THEY DIE OFF AT 100,000 MILES OR SO. HENCE, WHY BOTHER WITH SPENDING SO MUCH OF YOUR CASH WHEN THE CAR WILL DEPRECIATE? WHY NOT SPEND THE CASH ON THE HOUSE DOWNPAYMENT INSTEAD?

SO FOR EXAMPLE, MY DAD'S BMW E90 320I PROFESSIONAL AT $139,000. IT WAS PAID WITH A $50000 CASH, AND THE REMAINING SUM ON LOAN, AT 2.88%P.A FOR 7 YEARS., WHICH WILL INEVITABLY MAKE THE REAL VALUE BE AS MUCH AS A NEW BMW 520I SPORT IN 7 YEARS.

WE'RE SMART BUYERS, BORROWING AS LITTLE FROM LOAN AS POSSIBLE. THE INDUSTRY SECRET THAT BANKS DON'T WANT CAR OWNERS TO KNOW IS THAT BORROWING 60% OF THE CAR'S VALUE IS BEST, MINIMUM INTEREST RAPE, MAXIMUM BUDGET FOR YOU TO BUY YOUR DREAM CAR.

AND FOR MY FIRST CAR, I'LL PROBABLY BUY A 10+ YEAR OLD BMW 3 SERIES IN 2 OR 3 YEARS' TIME, WHICH COST $15,000 (E36 320I) TO $30,000 (E46 320I). I THINK I'LL BORROW $4000 FROM THE BANKS, AND THE REST INTEREST-FREE FROM RELATIVES/PARENTS/FRIENDS.

CHEERS ON YOUR NEWLY CLEANED MERC! :D
 
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