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      I just built my own S60 R-Design D2 120HP Diesel 6-speed manuell and with all the avaiable extras, the total price came to US $54,000 dollars.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Indian View Post
      I just built my own S60 R-Design D2 120HP Diesel 6-speed manuell and with all the avaiable extras, the total price came to US $54,000 dollars.
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      The D2 engine is not sold here. The base engine in the s60 is D4 with D5 as an option. Also they only have automatic transmission cars no manuals. They sold the D3 earlier but not anymore. Prices in India are hilariously high thanks to the retarded tax structure for fully imported cars in India.

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      Quote Originally Posted by reignofchaos View Post
      Prices in India are hilariously high thanks to the retarded tax structure for fully imported cars in India.
      I don't think so. Someone has to pay for the roads and infrastructure in any country. I used to complain about high taxes (about 40%) but had a change of heart after I went off on pension.
      I read somewhere that about 1000 km of roads were being built every day in India. The money has to come from somewhere.
      The poor man in a village could not care less if cars or other luxury goods are taxed high. His priority is for his kids not to go to bed hungry.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Indian View Post
      I don't think so. Someone has to pay for the roads and infrastructure in any country. I used to complain about high taxes (about 40%) but had a change of heart after I went off on pension.
      I read somewhere that about 1000 km of roads were being built every day in India. The money has to come from somewhere.
      The poor man in a village could not care less if cars or other luxury goods are taxed high. His priority is for his kids not to go to bed hungry.
      40% is perfectly acceptable as import duty. Trouble is tax on CBU imports is 120% for engines below 3 liter and 200% for engines above 3 liter. On top of that there is 14.5% VAT followed by 20% road tax. Each compounds the previous one I.e.Tax on tax on tax. I don't think you will find this anywhere else in the world. Completely retarded!

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      If I buy a new car, I will have to pay 120% in taxes, cylinder tax, horsepower tax, emission tax, AC tax, and on top of it all, a 25% VAT. For fuel I have to pay about US 1,50 a liter for diesel and about 1,75 for petrol. 80% of that is taxes. On top of all that I have to pay for toll roads that are popping up everywhere. On a stretch of 400 kilometers I drive often, only the road tolls will cost me 50US both ways.
      Parking can cost me up to US 10 dollars an hour.
      Speeding fines start at 200 US dollars and for drink driving, the fine is standard. About 3000 dollars or 2 months salary, whichever is higher.
      If you think India is expensive, look at China or Singapore. A friend of mine in China bought a locally made Ford Escort for 60,000 dollars. Another friend of mine in Singapore had to pay a total of about 120,000 dollars for a Toyota Innova including certificate of ownership. This only for use of the car for 10 years.
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