Car prices in Europe

Why are car prices so moronic in Europe? I've read a lot of excuses about regulations, mandatory features and taxes, but compare the same exact car:

Suzuki Swift in Japan: 1.72M JPY = 10400€
Suzuki Swift in Spain: 18800€
(source: https://www.suzuki.co.jp/car/swift/ and https://auto.suzuki.es/precios)

Even the most basic shitboxes now cost almost 20k, meanwhile in the rest of the world they sell for regular prices. Why?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you vill ride ze bus und you vill be happy

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Europe is a communist country.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Europe is capitalist

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I wish

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      sadly not

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I fricking wish.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        your neet ass would just be thrown in a slave labor camp, you wouldn't be coasting on autism bucks.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      marx was right

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >just converting your currency which is stronger and show why things should be absurdly cheap in your country just because
    >ignores tariffs, shipping, labour costs, warranties

    i love EU cucks crying about tech products and wonder why they get shafted while also bragging about getting a refund 3 years later on a laptop

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kia Picanto is cheapest, it costs less than 15k€

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mitsubishi space star and Hyundai i10 costs also around 18k€, so there are cars for less than 20k€. But those times when you could buy new dacia for less than 10k€ are gone.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Manufacturers are currently being chucked by China backed brands (European brand are also backed by their own governments in different ways) by selling their EVs at very small margins.
    Can't wait to see Von c**ten piss and cry when they all collapse.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    At least your not a israelite anon, our car market is among the worst in the world.
    In pic: Polo GTI, around 50k euro

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A Swift is 16k euromarks in Hungary. In the case of Hungary, I suspect that 27% VAT and needing to ship the car from Japan account for a significant portion of the price difference. You can get a locally made Vitara for like 18k.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >ship the car from Japan
      you literally build them on your home ground

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I mentioned that the Vitara is locally produced. You think I wouldn't know if the Swift were also made in my figurative backyard?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    taxes are included in the price

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the Swift is 6700 euros in India

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not same car as in europe

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's the previous gen the new model will cost about the same ~6.5 lakh

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They mostly sell all wheel drive models in europe

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This don't seem to bad to me

    https://www.raychapmanmotors.co.uk/new-cars/new-volvo-ex30/

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >what is VAT

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are they the exact same car?
    The Swift in Japan might have only half the features of the Spanish version.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    a simple answer would be cause people keep buying them
    but manufacturers extended the "JIT model" to customers, so they keep their margins high and you wait months for a new car

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why?
    jews

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What are import taxes and fees
    moron

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >What are import taxes and fees
      Theft.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Comparable/worse European-made cars like Dacia or Skoda also have similar prices.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    European “safety” and emissions mandates are driving prices through the roof. All those fancy nannying “aids” like automatic braking and DPFs make cars much more expensive than they otherwise would be.

    The WEF/UN socialist technocrats, backed by the EU want the end of private motorised transport. Soon they will also come for bicycles and there is already talk of requiring bikes to be registered baka

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Import+tax

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not my problem really. The previous owners have already paid these and the repairs. I just drive repaired cars. Good as new.

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