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Old 11-13-2012, 08:06 PM   #101
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Interesting that everyone is talking about supercars and spending $150K on them. In Australia a stock M3 from factory is around $180K delivered, supercars are $450K+.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #102
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Interesting that everyone is talking about supercars and spending $150K on them. In Australia a stock M3 from factory is around $180K delivered, supercars are $450K+.
Sucks for people who don't live in the U.S.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:12 PM   #103
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Not really, I just think we generally have a different perception of what is a 'nice' car here
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #104
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Not really, I just think we generally have a different perception of what is a 'nice' car here
How so? It's fairly well known that people outside of the U.S. (..not necessarily just Australia) pay far more for most cars than we do here.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #105
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It's really just the fact that your minimum wage is over $15/hr. This drives the cost of everything up. Even though your AU dollar is worth slightly more than a US dollar, Australians have more money, so their cost of living goes up. It's that "invisible hand" of the supply and demand interaction at work here. It's also another reason why raising the minimum wage doesn't really help anybody in the long run, but that's political and not for here.
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It's really just the fact that your minimum wage is over $15/hr. This drives the cost of everything up. Even though your AU dollar is worth slightly more than a US dollar, Australians have more money, so their cost of living goes up. It's that "invisible hand" of the supply and demand interaction at work here. It's also another reason why raising the minimum wage doesn't really help anybody in the long run, but that's political and not for here.
You're right. It definitely has nothing to do with the enormous import taxes or the fact that everything has to be shipped to a remote island. It's definitely the burger flippers.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #107
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You're right. It definitely has nothing to do with the enormous import taxes or the fact that everything has to be shipped to a remote island. It's definitely the burger flippers.
Couldn't be market size either. 22 million vs 311 million population.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:22 PM   #108
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Honestly, I know to each their own... but for those that rather have a E46 M3 modded, etc. over an exotic car are funny. You say you want to have the rarity and unique touch to the car you build but at the end of the day production cars like that are a dime a dozen. Go to a car meet, there are modded cars like yours everywhere!

But when you drive an exotic car, e.g. 458 Italia, F430, Gallardo, Aventador, GT3, Aston Martin, Massarti, Bently, Rolce Royce, Audi R8, Ford GT, SLS... there are a lot of engineering that goes into them. Yes, anyone can get them but they are MUCH more rare/unique then your modded E46 M3. That is a fact. Plus for those people that give crap for driving that car for status and attention, well yes, thats what they are for. lol. To some people that is important to be able to remind themselves they "made it" and are "successful"... and thats not shallow or anything.

Like I said before, I take an exotic car that has ridiculous amount of engineering/time put into it to make sure the car is perfectly made for what it is. I think a lot of people here are underestimating the amount of testing and engineering that go into these exotic cars!
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #110
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #111
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As far as exotics go, I really would enjoy owning a Ferrari 599 GTO. I've seen that car go around the track so fast the big brakes glow red. It's like they're holding on for the dear life, lol.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:43 PM   #112
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Honestly, I know to each their own... but for those that rather have a E46 M3 modded, etc. over an exotic car are funny. You say you want to have the rarity and unique touch to the car you build but at the end of the day production cars like that are a dime a dozen. Go to a car meet, there are modded cars like yours everywhere!

But when you drive an exotic car, e.g. 458 Italia, F430, Gallardo, Aventador, GT3, Aston Martin, Massarti, Bently, Rolce Royce, Audi R8, Ford GT, SLS... there are a lot of engineering that goes into them. Yes, anyone can get them but they are MUCH more rare/unique then your modded E46 M3. That is a fact. Plus for those people that give crap for driving that car for status and attention, well yes, thats what they are for. lol. To some people that is important to be able to remind themselves they "made it" and are "successful"... and thats not shallow or anything.

Like I said before, I take an exotic car that has ridiculous amount of engineering/time put into it to make sure the car is perfectly made for what it is. I think a lot of people here are underestimating the amount of testing and engineering that go into these exotic cars!
You really consider a GT3 to be an exotic?
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i dont consider gallardo to be special car
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:34 AM   #114
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A modded car will drive like **** for the most part.. It will feel like your in a race car and the ride comfort will be non existent. Also I see guys having issues with them all the time.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:39 AM   #115
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I would start at a good base for modding, an e46 m3 and put an HPF kit on it, bump it up to 700hp and kick some ass!
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Half the joy of owning a car is making it my own. I would like an exotic but I think taking an e92 and making it my own would be much more satisfying to own.
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Half the joy of owning a car is making it my own. I would like an exotic but I think taking an e92 and making it my own would be much more satisfying to own.
We've all got our opinions. Unless it's 50-60 years old, the "making it my own" idea doesn't do much for me.

I would consider tint/wheels/lowering/exhaust on just about any car, but that's it. And I barely consider that modding.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:26 AM   #118
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We've all got our opinions. Unless it's 50-60 years old, the "making it my own" idea doesn't do much for me.

I would consider tint/wheels/lowering/exhaust on just about any car, but that's it. And I barely consider that modding.
Agreed!
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ya thats amazing, but i can get 1300hp and under 2second to 62mph on every soft launch an M3 has its limits of physics.

THIS THREAD IS STUPID you cant compare modded to stock you just cant.

Would you want a stock m3 or stage 10(LOL) HPF with all supporting mods?
Would you want a stock Gallardo or UGR with all supporting mods?

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ya thats amazing, but i can get 1300hp and under 2second to 62mph on every soft launch an M3 has its limits of physics.

THIS THREAD IS STUPID you cant compare modded to stock you just cant.

Would you want a stock m3 or stage 10(LOL) HPF with all supporting mods?
Would you want a stock Gallardo or UGR with all supporting mods?

/end thread
Stage 10 is for poor people. Give me the stage 4(pi)+.5 for some real fun.
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