Brand new SR5 Hilux for 30k ?

Submitted: Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 21:57
ThreadID: 92803 Views:2206 Replies:5 FollowUps:3
This Thread has been Archived
G'day all

Just had some overseas visitors ( northern England ) stay for a while and was surprised to hear that they just purchased and brand new SR5 diesel auto dual cab with a few extras on the road for what we thoroughly worked out to be 30,000 Aussie dollars ! How badly are we getting ripped off here ?? After discussing prices of other products and food here in Oz they were gobsmacked at the high cost of living here. Who's making all the extra money ? Not me !!

I'm heading north for a few days so sorry if I don't get to reply to whoever leaves a post !

Happy ( and expensive ) Travelling

Gazz
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Bush Wanderer - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 22:42

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 22:42
Bit like an Effie or a silverado in the us for 45k brand new.....somehow become 160k in oz.
I know there is development work to make it australian compliance, and then there is the conversion to right hand drive, shipping, and I am sure the government puts their hand out for a chunk....but .someone is certainly making a few extra bickies.

BW
AnswerID: 481479

Reply By: mikehzz - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 01:40

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 01:40
Toyotas aren't valued as highly over there. You don't see as many on the road. From what I have seen and heard they think of them as really reliable but ordinary. Cars like Audis and BMWs are much more common than here probably because they are cheaper as well. It's almost as if we live in a really big country a long way away with hardly any people and they don't. :-)
AnswerID: 481487

Follow Up By: caseh - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 05:24

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 05:24
Hallo Mikehzz.
It's not as if. You do live in a really big country with hardly any people.
Within a 500 k radius of Amsterdam for instance live 150 milllion people.
Would you want to swap?

Cheers, Case, NZ
0
FollowupID: 756863

Follow Up By: mikehzz - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 16:53

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 16:53
Is that a Dr Evil milllion? :-) I have driven quite a bit on the parking lots......er motorways through Holland and Belgium. I think most of that 150 million was on them with me, or on a bicycle :-). In Germany a VW Passat was 15,000 Euros or about $25,000. Here they were $50,000 plus. Food except for some meat is cheaper there. I'd still rather live here, my skin cancers need the rays.
0
FollowupID: 756886

Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 08:14

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 08:14
2wd or 4wd?
AnswerID: 481495

Follow Up By: Member - Justin O (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 18:48

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 18:48
Very good point Phil. I'd say you're right on the money.
0
FollowupID: 756891

Reply By: pmacks - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:01

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:01
Hi Gazz

some things are cheaper and some are dearer? try buying a nice T bone steak or any steak for that matter in the north of England !! you will pay upwards of $50.00 $A in most establishments and you struggle to buy decent meat at the supermarket and it is at least 4 times the cost pr Kg that it is is Oz !! then on top of that try paying about $4.00 per litre for fuel !!

pmacks
AnswerID: 481510

Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:10

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:10
A work friend moved from our UK offices back to the Australian one. She had Mini Cooper S and even with import duties and modification requirements she was still better off bringing the car with her on a ship, rather than selling and buying a car here.
AnswerID: 481517

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)