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Cars are so damn expensive

Posted by anandrr on January 21, 2008

I’m finally succumbing and buying a Honda City. This is a subcompact car. In the rest of the world, this would be among the cheaper cars on the road, and cost about $15000 at the high end. In India, it costs over $25000 at the high end, and you have to go high end if you want, oh say airbags. There are of course at least 2 types of subber compacts than the City on the roads so the City actually clocks in as a luxury car. At $25k, of course it would. Of course the City is a large car in India given how crowded the place is: the  Civic looks huge, and the Accord looks immense. The Accord also clocks in at $50k for the high end. Twice what it costs in the rest of the free world. I mean, what the hell? On the one hand, its probably a good thing that cars cost so much, keeps the roads less crowded and all so the taxes are working in a perverse way, but on the other hand, it just seems wrong.


2 Responses to “Cars are so damn expensive”

  1. tom said

    don’t want to wait for Nano? http://www.newyorker.com/talk/financial/2008/01/28/080128ta_talk_surowiecki

  2. MakkuTurtle said

    ohh..who is the empress of blandings?

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