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Old 01-09-2010, 03:22 AM   #1
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LOL it's posted up like it's average to them.
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548,000HKD for the toyota alphard

so roughly that is say 78,000CAD

factor in the 200% tax, that minivan is about 39,000 here. actually thats pretty on par w/ car prices
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how do i get the money for 1 of those?
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548,000HKD for the toyota alphard

so roughly that is say 78,000CAD

factor in the 200% tax, that minivan is about 39,000 here. actually thats pretty on par w/ car prices
looking thru thats the ONLY car i want lol
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am i missing something or is the 1 series kinda outta place there??
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^ I think the Mustang GT is more out of place

I was looking for a C63 in the ad to say it's out of place, but it wasn't on there
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that is why if you see ppl driving a car in hk, they really have the money to be able to own it. just the 200% tax alone means the cost to own a car, parking, and maintenance is pretty high up.

finding good quality used cars is tough as well.

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how do i get the money for 1 of those?
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^ I think the Mustang GT is more out of place
just noticed that it's been converted to RHD
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^ I think the Mustang GT is more out of place

I was looking for a C63 in the ad to say it's out of place, but it wasn't on there
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wow really makes you think how cheap we have them here
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that is why if you see ppl driving a car in hk, they really have the money to be able to own it. just the 200% tax alone means the cost to own a car, parking, and maintenance is pretty high up.

finding good quality used cars is tough as well.
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Private vehicles including commercial vehicles not exceeding 1.9ton gross vehicle rate (so Liteace and kei-trucks use this scale)
on the first $200,000
Rate of Tax(%) : 65
on the next $200,000
Rate of Tax(%) : 85
on the remainder
Rate of Tax(%) : 100

Taxis
on the first $150,000
Rate of Tax(%) : 3.7
on the next $ 150,000
Rate of Tax(%) : 65
on the remainder
Rate of Tax(%) : 85

Van-type light goods vehicle exceeding 1.9 tonnes permitted gross vehicle weight
Rate of Tax(%) : 17

Special purpose vehicles
Rate of Tax(%) : 3.7

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Motor Vehicles Valuation Group of the Customs and Excise Department
11/F, North Point Government Offices,
333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong.
Telephone : (852) 2231 4391.
Facsimile : (852) 2598 4975

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3/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong.
Telephone : (852) 2804 2637.
Facsimile : (852) 2804 2599.

I don't know where you got the 200% from...The 2XX% applies to cars imported to China as far as I am told.

These shady car dealers are out making a killing, that's all there is to it.

Also used cars in good condition are abundant, just bear in mind that
HK is a peninsula so if it's too old it'll rust
HK is hot, so anything Italian is going to catch fire, then the French overheats, finally the Germans.
HK roads are crappy (better now but used to be really crappy) and if you buy 15 year old cars be prepared to replace all suspension components.
HK car shops may weld 2 crashed cars together just for kicks.
HK cars (especially Europeans) have calibrated odometer. But if you know your Cantonese and act accordingly you can most likely get the actual km out of the sales person.

but on the plus side
HK cars are often maintained to the best standards adhering to the factory recommendation because maintenance labor is dirt cheap
Parts are also dirt cheap so you are likely to find many nice aftermarket bits (albeit probably dated) on the car sold to you because taking it out is more of a hassle than buying another one
The registration system shows how many owners have owned it since it was first registered so you can't go wrong in that department.
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200% tax is the rough estimated "actual car worth" price.

so say you buy a civic in hk. converted back to CAD, its roughly about 40,000. a civic here of the same model and options would be worth around 20,000. the 200% rough estimate is used by a lot of ppl to find out the actual car worth.

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I don't know where you got the 200% from...The 2XX% applies to cars imported to China as far as I am told.

These shady car dealers are out making a killing, that's all there is to it.

Also used cars in good condition are abundant, just bear in mind that
HK is a peninsula so if it's too old it'll rust
HK is hot, so anything Italian is going to catch fire, then the French overheats, finally the Germans.
HK roads are crappy (better now but used to be really crappy) and if you buy 15 year old cars be prepared to replace all suspension components.
HK car shops may weld 2 crashed cars together just for kicks.
HK cars (especially Europeans) have calibrated odometer. But if you know your Cantonese and act accordingly you can most likely get the actual km out of the sales person.

but on the plus side
HK cars are often maintained to the best standards adhering to the factory recommendation because maintenance labor is dirt cheap
Parts are also dirt cheap so you are likely to find many nice aftermarket bits (albeit probably dated) on the car sold to you because taking it out is more of a hassle than buying another one
The registration system shows how many owners have owned it since it was first registered so you can't go wrong in that department.
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200% tax is the rough estimated "actual car worth" price.

so say you buy a civic in hk. converted back to CAD, its roughly about 40,000. a civic here of the same model and options would be worth around 20,000. the 200% rough estimate is used by a lot of ppl to find out the actual car worth.
ahhh but no.

at 7.xHKD to 1 CDN cars in HK barely gets over Canadian retail (don't forget we are talking about after taxes, so 12% here and 65% in HK, which reflects how much of a deep cut the dealers here are getting)

It all depends on the retailer to sell them at a the price they want. And cars here are not getting cheaper at all (whereas the States are enjoying cheap ass new cars).
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the s4 quattro looked affordable... 138k... so about 20,000~ here? tax on used vehicles? yes no?
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