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      04-08-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Australian M235i review (drive.com.au)

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      04-08-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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$79k AUD=$74k USD, so wow!
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      04-08-2014, 11:12 PM   #3
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Nice review, thanks for posting!
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      04-09-2014, 12:23 AM   #4
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Nice, thx for sharing
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      04-09-2014, 06:33 PM   #5
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Lmk when it is spiritual successor to 1M. Otherwise waiting M2 (though its obviously never coming)
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Lmk when it is spiritual successor to 1M. Otherwise waiting M2 (though its obviously never coming)
word.....whats with all these spiritual successor crap?!

someone tell me HOW its the successor....i mean, is it a momentum car at all? is it naturally aspirated? is it a proper M car?

I just don't get it but I'll still watch the video lol.
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$79k AUD=$74k USD, so wow!
You can't do a straight currency conversion for two entirely different economies and exclaim "whoa, dats expensive, bro"
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      04-09-2014, 06:50 PM   #8
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I am really getting stressed that I have to wait so long for this car. This is so not like me
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      04-09-2014, 06:59 PM   #9
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$79k AUD=$74k USD, so wow!
Here in Chile i got it for 62 K.
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Nope. 1M did that first.
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      04-09-2014, 07:12 PM   #11
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You can't do a straight currency conversion for two entirely different economies and exclaim "whoa, dats expensive, bro"
Did I say I was doing serious market research, bro?
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why not?

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Quote: you don't have to drive like a maniac to bring up the full potential of M235i engine

I hope this is a genuine statement because it's a challenge to rev e9x enough in normal DD driving conditions to unleash/enjoy the potential
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Very generic review, all cars in Australia are expensive, a zr1 costs 300k for reference while a civic around 30k

The guys says there arent many m badges, look around , it has just as many badges as an m car
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You can't do a straight currency conversion for two entirely different economies and exclaim "whoa, dats expensive, bro"
Average wealth of an adult in the U.S. $44k USD.

Average wealth of an Australian adult... $225k USD.

The Aussies pay out the ass in tax and cost of living is 30% higher, but damn if they aren't well compensated... Aussie dollar is almost equivalent to the USD.
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You can't do a straight currency conversion for two entirely different economies and exclaim "whoa, dats expensive, bro"
Average wealth of an adult in the U.S. $44k USD.

Average wealth of an Australian adult... $225k USD.

The Aussies pay out the ass in tax and cost of living is 30% higher, but damn if they aren't well compensated... Aussie dollar is almost equivalent to the USD.
That's nuts.
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That's nuts.
Their housing bubble hasn't burst yet. Plus, they pay cashiers like $30/hr.
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if M2 can come out then it will be GREAT!
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Average wealth of an adult in the U.S. $44k USD.

Average wealth of an Australian adult... $225k USD.

The Aussies pay out the ass in tax and cost of living is 30% higher, but damn if they aren't well compensated... Aussie dollar is almost equivalent to the USD.
The pricing of luxury cars doesn't have anything to do average wealth. High average wealth certainly does not mean $79k for M235i isn't expensive. It costs essentially the same to manufacture for both US and Australia markets. The only difference is in the taxes, dealer cost (labor and infrastructure), and marketing in the country in question. I didn't do any research on this, but I doubt the differences in cost to sell in Australia make up the premium in pricing. Bottom line, the pricing does not have much to do with average wealth. If you want evidence, just take a look at the pricing of luxury cars in China, Singapore, and other Asian countries.

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here in Lebanon I would like to be optimistic and say average wealth is 12k and car costs 100 to 120k
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I hope this is a genuine statement because it's a challenge to rev e9x enough in normal DD driving conditions to unleash/enjoy the potential
It is genuine. There is so much low down shove from the engine.
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