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      01-15-2013, 06:30 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by ManiacGT View Post
Not enough votes to tell yet but it looks like a younger crowd in the US.. presumably as they make these cars more affordable for the US. Here in the UK other than the 20i which they did a deal on a year ago, they're expensive and the ownership is definitely older.
I know gas cost a lot more in the UK, but I'm not sure if the cars are significantly more expensive. I configured a Z4 35i on BMW UK's website, which includes a 20% VAT on the price. Then I configured a 35i on BMW US's website with similar equipments and then added the sales tax for my state (6.25%) and compared it with the UK price. Turns out the UK price is about 14% higher, which means the cars themselves are pretty comparably priced, but the UK price is higher due to the high VAT.
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