|Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 3):|
Plus you also have import fees, tariffs, and additional transportation costs for exportation.
|Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 5):|
I understood the original intent of your post, so we are in agreement over this. Remember that also if the cars are imported, they tend to come from Canada or Mexico.
|Quoting F.pier (Thread starter):
A BMW 3 series costs much less in the US than here,
On average you spend € 37.000 (about usd 47.000) for a 320 here
|Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 9):|
BMW operates a non-union plant in South Carolina so 3-series models will have much lower labor costs than when made in Germany.
|Quoting Klaus (Reply 8):|
Warranties are different, standard equipment vs. added features may differ and the markets are very different.
|Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 11):|
I believe that the Z3 was, now the Z4, and the X5 are built in SC.
|Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 16):|
The reason I ask is because I saw new Odyssey's in Australia and Singapore that were much smaller than ours (perhaps based on the Civic instead of the Accord like ours) and when I looked up the price in Singapore they were $100,000 SGD which is about $70,000 USD. What gives with that? Why the huge price differential for a smaller car with the same name
|Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 20):|
Nothing cheap about cars from my vantage point. I can't even afford a brand-new sub-compact these days, that run around $12-14,000 to start with.
|Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 22):|
Chevrolet Aveo. Starting at $9800