Automotive Prices Compared

Buying a car is a big step for most people, and it requires careful thought processes before deciding on the final deal. Some things we consider before purchasing a vehicle include the make, model, year of manufacturing, specs, security and the likes. However, most of the time, the deal breaker happens to be the price of the car.

When buying from a car supermarket, one of the forefront determinants of which car most people will buy is largely the price. Most people are looking for an affordable price that won’t break the bank but give them a durable and reliable vehicle for their intended use. Comparing automotive prices is the first step to ensuring you get the best deal for the car you want. Different reasons for variance in prices include the manufacturer and country of manufacturing.

Automotive Car Comparison Profile

Model: VW Golf
Make: Volkswagen
Country of Manufacturing: Germany
Pre-Tax Price: USA = £15,512
UK = £16,556 (£1044 difference…more expensive in the U.S)

Model: BMW-3 Coupe
Make: BMW
Country of Manufacturing: Germany
Pre-Tax Price: U.S= £28,820
UK = £31,120 (£2300 difference…more expensive in the U.S)

Model:Toyota Prius
Make: Toyota
Country of Manufacturing: Japan
Pre-Tax Price: U.S = £18,084
UK = £19,206 (£1122 difference…more expensive in the U.S)

Model: Jeep Wrangler
Make: Jeep
Country of Manufacturing: United States
Pre-Tax Price: U.S = £11,839
UK = £13,596 (£ 1757…less expensive in the U.S)

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The comparison of prices on the same car model but on different countries provides interesting insight on automotive pricing according to the country. There are number of factors that affect the difference of prices according to country. The country of manufacturing for instance, plays a big role in determining the price of the car. The Jeep Wrangler is a United States made car which may explain the reason why it is cheaper in the country than it is outside the country.

Being manufactured within the shore minimizes transportation costs, labor costs, and other trade taxes that may be necessary if it was to be sold offshore. On the other hand, cars made in Germany and Japan tend to be more expensive in the States than they are in Europe. This may be largely because shipment fees. Because Europe is of closer proximity to the makers, the shipment costs are much lower than they are to ship the same cars across the sea to the U.S. Country differences on tax rates may also be the reason why prices of vehicles vary from one country to another. If, for instance, the U.S has higher tax rates for imported cars than that of Europe, it is likely that the same car will cost more in the U.S due to the taxes than the same car sold in Europe. search thousands of used cars for sale in the UK & Ireland


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Fastest Road Cars

Year after year the car manufacturers tirelessly work to ensure that they create supercars that can bag the title of the fastest production car in the world. These road beasts are fitted with fire breathing engines that can reach the magical speed of 250mph. Many people are normally fascinated with these super sport cars. This is because they’re highly designed, sleek and can reach very high speeds in the shortest time possible. Most of the owners of these cars do not reach anywhere near these speeds, but at least they get the bragging rights. We take a look at the top 5 of the engineering marvels that have managed to etch their place in the auto industry.

  1. Hennessey Venom GT

This is currently the fastest production car in the world today, taking away the title from Buggatti Veyron sport car. Hennessey venom has a max speed of 265 mph. This car leads Veyron on technicality, which is in the engine tuning. The standard production version of Venom GT has a speed of about 258mph, which is a speed that guarantees that the tyres won’t disintegrate. Hennessey Venom GT is powered by twin turbo-charged engine V-8 and was first tested in February 2013. The 7.0 litre engine produces 1244 horsepower and the car weighs about 1244kgs. Twenty nine Venom GTs were scheduled to be produced at cost of $ 1.2 million inclusive of shipping charges.

  1. Veyron Super Sport

Veyron super sport is the latest version of Veyron 16.4 whose limited production number is thirty units. The car has a production speed of 265mph although its speed limit is 258mph, which is the right speed limit that protects the tyres from getting damaged. The Super sport was unveiled in the year 2010 and it’s valued at 1.7million sterling pounds. Veyron super sport is a superior car in every sense and has been touted as the most classic sporty car in the world. Its design and technological work was done by Volkswagen, but the manufacturing of this car was done by Bugatti Company in France. The interior finishing of this car is unmatched with its steering wheel artistically made using aluminium spokes covered with leather.

  1. SSC Ultimate Aero

SSC Ultimate Aero is an American sport car that was manufactured by Shelby Super Cars. The car has achieved an astonishing max speed of 256mph. This car is still in production and goes for $650,000. Its interior has two custom recaro seats with leg space of about 47.0 inches. Ultimate Aero has a custom made speedometer that reads up to 260mph while its tachometer read max speed of 8000 rev/min. The car is powered by a twin V8 engine that produces 1183 horsepower. SSC Aero has an accumulated of about 2750 pounds, which is well distributed with 42% of weight being in front and the rest in the rear.

  1. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

This is a limited-production super car, which is one of the top high performance sport car in the US. The S7 twin-turbo is the latest version that replaced S7 and was developed in the year 2005. Its price is approximately $585,296. The exterior of this car has incorporated the use of spoilers, aerodynamic features and scoops that assist the car to achieve 160mph. The interior of Saleen S7 has been designed to be luxurious and functional. The car has leather throughout its cabin and the aluminium accents. Its speedometer has a limit of 240mph and a quick-release type of steering wheel. This car can easily accelerate from 0-60mph in approximately 3.3 seconds and 100mph in 7 seconds.

  1. Koenigsegg CCXR

Koenigsegg CCXR is the latest version of CCX. This super car is a two-seater coupe with a hardtop that is removable and can comfortably be stored in the car’s front boot. The CCXR is approximately 4293 mm and 1995 mm wide. Its exterior incorporates venture tunnels; flat underbody, rear spoiler and low drag area, which helps the car to achieve a low coefficient of drag of approximately 0.33. Koenigsegg CCXR has more functionality compared to CCX. This car will take you to a whole new level of luxury and performance. The CCXR is powered by a twin –supercharged engine the delivers 806 Bhp. This was the first green supercar to be manufactured in the world. Its modified engine is fueled by either E85 or E100 Biofuel and its speed is estimated to be 250mph. The Koenigsegg CCXR has a weight distribution of 45% in the front and 55% at the rear. This car will cost you $4,800,000.

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