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A couple of months ago, I happened to be in Central Festival, which was holding a small car exhibition on the ground floor. They happened to have a Mini Cooper 'S' there, and when I asked the price, was told 3.2 million baht!!! I knew that imports are expensive, however this was more than my Toyota Fortuner and Honda Accord (bought new 2 years and 1 year ago respectively) cost together!!! The 'on the road' price in the UK equates to circa 830,000 baht, so where does the other 2+ million come from??? See link below:

http://www.mini.co.uk/html/model_range/min...per_s/home.html

The thought of spending what is the equivalent of +60,000 pounds for a mini just defies belief! Where is the tax hike in this? I can understand 100% import duty, but that doesn't come close to the actual retail price here. There are other examples that I've researched, but nothing comes close to this one in actual percentage hike over the actual value of the car.

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iirc without the high import tax on such vehicles (and associated tax write offs where car parts produced and or assembled in Thailand) there would be nothing like the auto industry there is in thailand (or at least was until very recently :))

also (on a bad note) the propensity of pick up trucks arose from their tax designation as agricultural vehicles

the tax stretches brand snobbery to make it even more ridiculous - is a mini that much better than say a jazz? essentially its a purchase purely to say 'i paid the tax'

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Even a everyday car like Toyota prices are crazy...

The Toyota Yaris starts at under 600k

the smaller more basic IQ starts at 1.45 million.

within Asian Countries the import is 5% or so one is led to believe ??

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I was going to send my BMW 745IL via ship from Philadelphia to Bangkok the cost was about $6,000 US at the time including the insurance however the import tax was almost 3,000,000฿ almost what I paid for the car!

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Second Hand Values in Thailand CRAZY

I can't speek for Other Countrys but certainly in the UK 2 years Old will knock 50% off of the New Price.

To buy at 50% of New price here it would be more like 10 years Old.

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Hi

You can get cheaper 2nd hand car if you go for the top models, like Mercer, BMW, Lexus, etc i have seen a 4mill B car for sale at around 2mill after 3 years

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Second Hand Values in Thailand CRAZY

I can't speek for Other Countrys but certainly in the UK 2 years Old will knock 50% off of the New Price.

To buy at 50% of New price here it would be more like 10 years Old.

I was recently at a second hand/repos car auction by Tanachart bank. 3 year old where like 55%. 160 vehicles where sold in 3 hours. Many tent dealers buying.

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Check the lifestyle of any government employee in thailand,you will see where the "taxes " go,..i remember meeting a cop in pissonarock ( pronounciation,not spelling ) ! , that was driving a new range rover,.even a chief constable in the uk cant afford one, go fugure,......

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A couple of months ago, I happened to be in Central Festival, which was holding a small car exhibition on the ground floor. They happened to have a Mini Cooper 'S' there, and when I asked the price, was told 3.2 million baht!!! I knew that imports are expensive, however this was more than my Toyota Fortuner and Honda Accord (bought new 2 years and 1 year ago respectively) cost together!!! The 'on the road' price in the UK equates to circa 830,000 baht, so where does the other 2+ million come from??? See link below:

http://www.mini.co.uk/html/model_range/min...per_s/home.html

The thought of spending what is the equivalent of +60,000 pounds for a mini just defies belief! Where is the tax hike in this? I can understand 100% import duty, but that doesn't come close to the actual retail price here. There are other examples that I've researched, but nothing comes close to this one in actual percentage hike over the actual value of the car.

what about a 10 year old mitsubishi colt that is 400 pounds in the uk and 180000 baht here ! :)

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Check the lifestyle of any government employee in thailand,you will see where the "taxes " go,..i remember meeting a cop in pissonarock ( pronounciation,not spelling ) ! , that was driving a new range rover,.even a chief constable in the uk cant afford one, go fugure,......

i know several cops driving accord/camry/fortuner at 30k/ month, with salaries 25k/ month. I dont think they spend tax-money :D:D

A new RR is 8 mill here :)

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A new RR is 8 mill here :)

What a bargain, are you sure only 8 mill, I would have thought much more....

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A new RR is 8 mill here :)

What a bargain, are you sure only 8 mill, I would have thought much more....

2009 Land Rover Range Rover Wagon 4dr TDV6 Auto 6sp 4WD 2.7D is 7,490,000.....List Price in Thailand....

a 2008 are for sale for around 4 million..... LOST almost 50% in a year!!......... a 2006 cost new 6.3 million and now there for sale around 2.8 - 3.2

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A new RR is 8 mill here :D

What a bargain, are you sure only 8 mill, I would have thought much more....

No, could be more now with the Jag V8. 8 mill was 4 years ago, but I got a Fortuner at 1,25 :) Insane difference in taxes. Fortuner/peoplecarrier designed to LOS taxes build on frame in LOS, tax is 200k. Vigo/ pickup top of the line is 27k. RRmore than 5 mill :D We should be happy someone pays tax.

And for the Mini, I would get 4 Yaris/Jazz top spec. Made in LOS, little tax.

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A new RR is 8 mill here :)

What a bargain, are you sure only 8 mill, I would have thought much more....

Ooohh ..... I thought RR = Rolls Royce ... :D

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A new RR is 8 mill here :)

What a bargain, are you sure only 8 mill, I would have thought much more....

2009 Land Rover Range Rover Wagon 4dr TDV6 Auto 6sp 4WD 2.7D is 7,490,000.....List Price in Thailand....

a 2008 are for sale for around 4 million..... LOST almost 50% in a year!!......... a 2006 cost new 6.3 million and now there for sale around 2.8 - 3.2

This is the tax-beating max 3000cc/ 220hp. Then the V8 supercherged 550 hp Jag engine equipped must be more than 10mill.

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