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: Saab give away 9-3 vert as wedding Gift


enobar
12-05-04, 09:40 PM
I just read an article on Autoweb.com.au about Saab giving Mary Donaldson (the Australian marrying the Price of Denmark for those of you not in the know) a new 9-3ss convertable as a wedding present. Gee, I hope they give me one when I get married.... :cheesy:


Article: http://www.autoweb.com.au/cms/A_101470/newsarticle.html

goalkeeper21
12-05-04, 10:16 PM
I saw the 100,000 and I was like what did they do to that car! I think I'll marry a princess and see if I get a saab for a wedding gift. If I marry a princess though I think I wouldn't have to worry about buying anything though.
Tony

squishmann
12-05-04, 10:23 PM
i'm pretty sure that car was handbuilt

goalkeeper21
12-05-04, 10:25 PM
Cuba, how much is 100,000 translated to american, do you know? also, why do you say that you think it was hand built
tony

Mattlach
12-05-04, 11:04 PM
Cuba, how much is 100,000 translated to american, do you know? also, why do you say that you think it was hand built
tony

100,000.00 AUD = 69,535.05 USD = 39,312.07 GBP

Maybe the very fact that it is "owned by royalty" drove up the value of that particular car?

By building my own 9-3 vert over at saabusa.com the highest I can make it cost is $47,445.00 by choosing all the most expensive options...

goalkeeper21
12-05-04, 11:44 PM
maybe taxes coming into Australia? and shipping charges. I'm just thinking of why it would be so expensive because that is really expensive for a saab.
Tony

Saba
13-05-04, 12:29 AM
The price of an Aero vert is 92,000 AUD is Oz plus 8K for on-road costs. Perhaps Saab should have gone to one of the dealers in Oz and bought it as the dealers are now paying all on-road costs. Would have saved themselves 8K :cheesy:

No its all taxes.

Of the 100,000

8,000 - on road costs (dealer costs, registration, insurance, stamp duty)
8,400 - GST (VAT)
5,000 - Luxury Car Tax (on cars over 57,000)
13,600 - Customs Excise (15% of 92,000, yes a tax on a tax! :evil: )

So $35,000 taxes :evil: sucks big-time.

goalkeeper21
13-05-04, 01:27 AM
wow that is a lot of money just on taxes! I've never really figured out how much taxes go on cars here, I haven't bought one on my own but 35 grand is a lot.
Tony

Slaab4life
13-05-04, 12:33 PM
its the standard 5% goalkeeper, I believe. Thats what it was when I went to the RMV with my new car. Thank goodness I got myself a cheap used one....for example, a $30,000 car turns into a $31,500 car right off the bat...then excise tax rates during the first couple of years are astronomical. :oops:

goalkeeper21
13-05-04, 01:38 PM
its the standard 5% goalkeeper, I believe. Thats what it was when I went to the RMV with my new car. Thank goodness I got myself a cheap used one....for example, a $30,000 car turns into a $31,500 car right off the bat...then excise tax rates during the first couple of years are astronomical. :oops:

So what your saying is that I got something good to look forward to? That is why I hate taxes.
Tony