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Out of curiosity i wonder.

how much does a 2005 standard equipped elise with lets say, 10000 miles cost in your country? including the varioustaxes and other registration expenses

converted into USD$ ofcourse.
please also mention the average hour-wager of the working man (normal grosery store employee f.ex)


here in Norway they go for roughly $70-80.000.
/wager: rougly 18-20$ (minus around 25% taxes)
normal yearly wager for the average norwegian is around $45.000.
 

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From what I have seen them sale for on Ebay lately, I would say the average is $28K.
 

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are you looking to buy and import them?
 

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I'm sure someone can answer these in alot more detail than I can, but I'll try.

10,000 mile 2005 Elise would probably be in the vicinity of $26,000 to $31,000.

Average pay I'm not entirely sure about, but I will venture a guess at ~$12-$15, which would probably vary from state to state, minimum hourly wage is somewhere around $7.25. Minus ~15-25% taxes, depending on income bracket, location, etc.
 

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are you looking to buy and import them?
nah. im just trying to prove how freakin expensive norway is when it comes to taxes and stuff. the car i own now i paid 29k for, the 42k$ left went to the norwegian governement. :shrug:
 

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average elise 05 prices....
If you are a seller 34K,
if you are a buyer... 28K

:)
 

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There is nothing to prove, my sister in law is from norway, when I went to the wedding I saw maybe 5 cars that would be over 50k here. In almost 2 weeks!

I see that many in 5 minutes driving in boston... Luxury taxes are insane there, I was actually surprised by your price for the elise, I would have guessed 90K or more. I know in Australia they are the equivalent of 75K US and up.
 

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nah. im just trying to prove how freakin expensive norway is when it comes to taxes and stuff. the car i own now i paid 29k for, the 42k$ left went to the norwegian governement. :shrug:
Uhm.. how did you end up with paying $42k? Did you report the full import price? SHAME ON YOU! :D
 

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...at ten thousand miles or less, i think you're looking closer to $30k, give or take a couple thousand...
 

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Norway was a great country to visit. But I don't get why the taxes are so high, considering that it is the richest country in the world per capita, and the sizable oil profits the government has pocketed.
 

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Norway was a great country to visit. But I don't get why the taxes are so high, considering that it is the richest country in the world per capita, and the sizable oil profits the government has pocketed.
That's because Norway is a classic example of a socialist approach to government where taxation and fiscal policy are used to achieve social objectives, control certain behaviors (such as purchase of expensive foreign cars) and provide extensive benefits to its workforce such as guaranteed pensions, generous health benefits (i.e. FREE) and protection of industries.

Oil is a yo-yo, it goes up, it goes down. Over-reliance on that stream of revenue is not a good policy for any country.

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for what its worth....we were at the local dealer last weekend while they were closing a deal for a blue 05...asking $36k....think it sold for $34! Touring, no performance bits...basically a no option 05.
 
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