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I was on a recent vacation to New England which I traveled close to 3000 miles within a month in those 6 states. In that time I've seen 12 V50s and 9 Lamboginis. <p>Ok 4 of those Lambos were at Boston Lambogini but 5 of those V50s were also at dealer lots. <p>so we got 7 vs 5 . in favor of Volvo. didn't realize , I had such a rare car. at least for a New England perspective. In Europe , they are much more common (even though only 2 % are T5s here and 1/1000 people upgrades them) <p>
 

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Re: V50 as common as Lambogini? (V50_T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V50_T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> In Europe , they are much more common (even though only 2 % are T5s here and 1/1000 people upgrades them) </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Who can afford the tax, eh? In Ireland, we pay tax depending on what litre the engine of the car is. It doesn't matter if it is diesel/petrol or gas or if it is turbo or not. Anything greater than 1.6 litre and the tax cost per year goes up sharply. <p>Is it similar in Germany ?
 

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Re: V50 as common as Lambogini? (tigerbalm)

On a side note, in Ireland we pay around 45% of the purchase price of a new car in tax (%VAT + %VRT). We pay about 20% of the post VAT price just to register a car and get plates <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: V50 as common as Lambogini? (tigerbalm)

yes , in Germany there are emission and displacement tax classes. I'm not exactly an expert in this subject because as a us cit in Germany, I don't pay any of those taxes. they don't pay me all that great so I guess it works out somewhat? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: V50 as common as Lambogini? (V50_T5)

We own a V50 T5 and I do see them around from time to time. But, I agree, they do seem to be less common here. And I think in the 13 years I've been in the Boston area, I've only seen Lambos two, possibly three times (Newbury Street in Boston, and once on Storrow Drive). <p>It's kind of nice knowing that I have a semi exclusive car.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: V50 as common as Lambogini? (V50_T5)

I was in Mystic, CT over the weekend...that area is like a rolling Volvo dealership...S60's..V70's..XC70/90's everywhere!..and I mean everywhere!!...but only two V50's in Mystic....a black getting on 95 and a silver parked next to Mystic Pizza.....I didn't see another V50 driving down or back.
 

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Re: V50 as common as Lambogini? (V50_T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V50_T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I've seen 12 V50s and 9 Lamboginis. .. didn't realize , I had such a rare car. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Could be because Lambo<b>r</b>g<b>h</b>inis have this annoying habit of catching fire <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.xtreme-tuning.com/imagenes/2004/curiosidades/abril2004/Lamborghini%20murcielago1.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: V50 as common as Lambogini? (Dede)

Thanks for correcting my spelling , I always tried to catch the exact spelling but they always pulled away too fast. btw, agree catching fire would become annoying after a while. after 2-3 cars something like that would make someone broke. I guess lamborghini makes up for that in that their doors are now offered for like 200 other cars, suvs etc. that probably helps pay for some of those lost cars. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> wonder if lamborghini drivers have a "normal " door upgrade???
 

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Re: V50 as common as Lambogini? (tigerbalm)

Tax? Father bought a 77' MB 280SE new, planned on returning to the US instead decided to work in Iran. We drove the new MB 10 days to Iran, were informed that there is an import duty due upon entering the country, $58k, father didn't have it but they gave him 30 days to pay or find someone to buy the car.<p>Car was $17500 new in 77' add the $58k duty, $9k for plates and registration, rest was tax for a total of $93k in 77' Dollars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Father sold the car for $17k and the new owner took 2 trunks of Rials (Iranian currency) to the tune of 6,975,000.00 to pay the fees! One week later the car was backed into by an employee of his with a truck!
 

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Re: V50 as common as Lambogini? (V50_T5)

V50 is a rare care, in my little town does it look like this...<br>Btw... the yellow one is my car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=lambo.125.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://images6.theimagehosting.com/lambo.125.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>M
 

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in the absence of JRL...<p>lambo<b>R</b>g<b>H</b>ini <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Hey phuz, look 4 posts above yours, I was faster at being a pedant! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dede</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey phuz, look 4 posts above yours, I was faster at being a pedant! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>damn! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"><p>good eye
 

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Re: V50 as common as Lambogini? (V50_T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V50_T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">wonder if lamborghini drivers have a "normal " door upgrade???</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The Gallardo has normal doors...
 
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