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Old 03-13-2003, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Price of UK STI conv. to US$

Holy moly! I just converted 24,995 GBP, which is what the STI is listed as MSRP for the UK to US dollars and it equals $40,005.38!! If it comes over here for that much, that's quite a markup from what we were told!
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Old 03-13-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
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Why don't you try converting a few other (non-british) cars into US$. You will find that car prices in Britain are much higher than in the US. Therefore your comparison has no significance.
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Old 03-13-2003, 06:36 PM   #3
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Subaru has maintained the "low 30's" line since the car was debuted. Speculation is just for kicks right now.
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Old 03-13-2003, 06:40 PM   #4
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That's a fine observation however, there are way too many variables when comparing prices of the same car between two totally different countries.

FYI: A new volvo in Sweden costs more than it does in southern california. Amazing, but true.


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Old 03-13-2003, 07:14 PM   #5

agreed. i saw 328 bmws in dublin going for almost $US50k
Old 03-13-2003, 08:55 PM   #6
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I think UK prices include VAT...value added tax...I think it runs at about 14%

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Old 03-13-2003, 11:57 PM   #7
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And we get a 2.5.... what's your point?
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Old 03-14-2003, 09:36 AM   #8
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Originally posted by nicktckhoo
I think UK prices include VAT...value added tax...I think it runs at about 14%

17.5% ... they should rename it prison sex.
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Old 03-14-2003, 04:02 PM   #9
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If u have ever visted the UK u will find that the price of everything overthere costs the same as the US but instead of the dollar its in pounds.

If you buy a CD from Tower Records in London it costs
13.95pounds in the states the same CD in the same store (Tower records) would cost $13.95 or very close....

Kinda weird, but its well known that GB has a high cost of living. I am not saying that the STI will cost $24,XXX, cuz that'll never happen. I am just saying that different markets have different prices for different products...

A brand new integra type R costs just about $21k while it costs close to $30k here, I think?
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Old 03-17-2003, 11:16 AM   #10
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Exactly what everybody else has been saying, you cannot compare a UK car to a US car.

But, the price ratios to where they sell the WRX and the WRX STi are pretty much the same, anywhere from 21% to 23.5% more than a standard WRX, so if you do the math...

24,545 * 1.21 = 29699.45


24,545 * 1.235 = 30313.08

Thats my guess on what its going to cost here.
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Old 03-18-2003, 11:26 AM   #11
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Ahh the joys of car pricing in the UK!

It's a joke I tell ya!

One of the reasons I am so glad to be moving from the UK to Canada is that things are priced more reasonably than in the UK.

There has been for the past few years a big 'rip off britain' thing going on with car manufactueres.

Basically everyone started getting UK spec cars from Holland and other Euro countries, as they were significantly cheaper.

When it all kicked off the price of a MY00 Turbo was about 22,000, if you got one from holland, exactly to uk spec (hell, you even quoted the dutch dealer the UK spec code!) it would cost, all in about 17,000

As more people caught on things got cheaper, with the last of the 02's going out the door at 3k down on list price (about 18k now I think) you can get a 03 (04 in your case) blob eye for about 14k

Which is more or less the same as an 03 WRX in Canada! go figure!

And this kind of madness applies across the board with car manufactuers. if you get a car from Europe you'll make a killing.

Like I say, I'm happy as I shoulf be able to obtain a lovely MY04 STi when i get to Canada, if not then I'll have to make do with 'just' a WRX
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Old 03-23-2003, 03:15 AM   #12
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Default taxes are prison sex...

Taxes in canada are also quite brutal. I got my 02 WRX last april for MSRP (34995)+ freight and PDI which added up to 36K. Then comes the sales tax. I traded in a 94 accord for 5K and put down 5K cash, that basically took care of the freaking taxes! The total cost of the car after tax was $43,000!! I had to finance $33,000! The only good part is if I trade my car in to get the STI I only have to pay tax on the balance of the cost (around 20K). The dealer is only going to give me book value on my trade in but MSRP or better on the STI + goodies so I'm happy.

(by the way, all prices are in canadian dollars).
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Old 03-23-2003, 08:07 AM   #13
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Originally posted by 97itr153
Why don't you try converting a few other (non-british) cars into US$. You will find that car prices in Britain are much higher than in the US. Therefore your comparison has no significance.
That is true for most of import cars. Checkout BMW, Benz, top od the line Toyota (our Lexus) and so on. Many other countries add an large amount of import tax to cars. In China, an imported car's tax is almost three times of the price of the car.

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