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Hi guys,

Currently I have a modified Lexus SC430 and a 700hp Supercharged Z06, I think the XLR-V might be a good cross-breeding of the two of those.

My only question now is how much will it be? If it's going to be $100k? I don't think so. $80k? Fine. $85k? Ok. $90k, hmmm...

There's a lot of competition out there, such as the SLK55, BMW MZ4 (it's coming!), and now I'm hearing totally unconfirmed rumors of a Nissan Skyline GTR 475hp twin turbo V6 beast with AWD and possibly a retractable hardtop in 2007.

Hmmm!
 

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Dealer told me around $90K after the super bowl party at Cadillac[/QUOT
Hi Bob, do you know what the prices for my favorite US-Cars are here in germany?

the XLR is Euro 79.900 - that`s about $ 99.875 - incl. taxes here

the STS is Euro 54.000 - that`s about $ 67.500 " " " V6 engine

the CTS V Euro 64.500 - that`s about $ 80.625 " " "

the Vette Euro 61.450 - that`s about $ 76.813 " " "

but don`t be shocked now because these are the list-prices and from most dealers you can get 10-15% rebate on that price.

I just want let you know this

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SL 500 Query

So what does a Mercedes SL 500 go for in Europe?

Here, comparably equipped (GPS, comfort package, adaptive cruise, distronic, parktronic, keyless go etc.) get us up to about US$105,000

No discounts available from M-B (or BMW) available on this side of the pond. We pay full MSRP or "hit the road". Plus we pay roughly 6.5% sales tax In Texas - up to 10% in places like NY and California.
 

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So what does a Mercedes SL 500 go for in Europe?

Here, comparably equipped (GPS, comfort package, adaptive cruise, distronic, parktronic, keyless go etc.) get us up to about US$105,000

No discounts available from M-B (or BMW) available on this side of the pond. We pay full MSRP or "hit the road". Plus we pay roughly 6.5% sales tax In Texas - up to 10% in places like NY and California.
Hi Aviator,
for a fully equipped SL 500 we pay here Euro 120 K thats about 150 K Us dollars.
Well, that`s list pcice but when you pay cash you`ll get about 10% rebate.
That`s than Euro 108 K - Dollars about 135 K.

You might don`t know that all the german cars are cheaper in the US than over here!!!! But the american cars here in germany costs more than in the US!!!!!

I don`t understand why we germans have to pay an import tax of 10.5% on the US cars - the US government should do it the same way!!!!

Put this import-tax of 10.5% on german cars in the us and the sales will shrink!

German cars here in germany are over-priced!

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Just look forward to paying atleast $100,000 for the vehicle. You know dealers are going to mark these things up.
 

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Curious

Its weird that the V which will have the faster motor & bigger wheels (and of course, a V decal or chrome letter) will cost $13,000.00 to $23,000.00 more than the regular XLR.

A "crate" 320HP Northstar V8 costs about $4,500+/- plus a supercharger ($1,500?). How much can 4 wheels and tires cost? $4,000.00?

I guess the V decal is going to cost between $4,000.00 and $14,000.00. :( :cry

But I still want one :reddevil !

--Bob
 

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But I still want one :reddevil !--Bob
All about what the market will bare!! :thumbs

expecting bigger brakes, a 6 speed trans and a raised hood
to go with that $25K V decal as well.

Anything else.........
 
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I have a dealer in Southern California that will sell at MSRP all day. Put up a grand and old your breath. It's a family owned business, not one of these dealers that are owned by a big company.:)
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Just look forward to paying atleast $100,000 for the vehicle. You know dealers are going to mark these things up.
 

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Dadonator said:
Its weird that the V which will have the faster motor & bigger wheels (and of course, a V decal or chrome letter) will cost $13,000.00 to $23,000.00 more than the regular XLR.

A "crate" 320HP Northstar V8 costs about $4,500+/- plus a supercharger ($1,500?). How much can 4 wheels and tires cost? $4,000.00?

I guess the V decal is going to cost between $4,000.00 and $14,000.00. :( :cry

But I still want one :reddevil !

--Bob
There is a lot more to it than that. Remember, the car has to be extensively tested, computers have to be reprogrammed, new shock valving, braking, and suspension settings have to be worked out. Basically, a lot of R&D goes into it. Since the V will be a very low production numbers car, that cost is not spread out too much. Honestly, it is a bargin at that price. I have a Mercedes S55 AMG. Basically, a supercharged engine upgrade over the base S series with supsension upgrades. The upcharge is almost 50K.
 
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Ya know rick,

Your right, but it seems everyone recently have been whining about little things, soooooooooooooo I thought I would get some cheese and join in.
There are indeed a lot of things that have to be changed and I think they are indirectly listening to we owners. There's even changes in the body fenders for more clearance for the bigger tires, according to my dealer who stays on top of every thing a Cadillac.
Your Beamer upgrade was just a plain and simple rip off. I don't know how they sell anything with their attitude. While I was looking at buyig a 6 series, two people where in a heated debate with service over warrenty work well within the warrenty period. They were trying to tell these people that they had abused the vehicle, and mind you they hadn't changed even a valve stem on their cars.
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There is a lot more to it than that. Remember, the car has to be extensively tested, computers have to be reprogrammed, new shock valving, braking, and suspension settings have to be worked out. Basically, a lot of R&D goes into it. Since the V will be a very low production numbers car, that cost is not spread out too much. Honestly, it is a bargin at that price. I have a Mercedes S55 AMG. Basically, a supercharged engine upgrade over the base S series with supsension upgrades. The upcharge is almost 50K.
 

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Ya know rick,

Your right, but it seems everyone recently have been whining about little things, soooooooooooooo I thought I would get some cheese and join in.
There are indeed a lot of things that have to be changed and I think they are indirectly listening to we owners. There's even changes in the body fenders for more clearance for the bigger tires, according to my dealer who stays on top of every thing a Cadillac.
Your Beamer upgrade was just a plain and simple rip off. I don't know how they sell anything with their attitude. While I was looking at buyig a 6 series, two people where in a heated debate with service over warrenty work well within the warrenty period. They were trying to tell these people that they had abused the vehicle, and mind you they hadn't changed even a valve stem on their cars.
I agree with you as far as MB goes. Don't get me wrong, I love my S55 and driving it on the open road is great fun. However, if a V series STS would have been available at the time I bought it I most likely would not have. The Navigation and Sterio just flat suck comparied to my XLR. When I got the car home the first time, the fancy cup holder broke into 10 peices and the "A" pilar trim was ruined when the service shop had attempted some repair. While MB dealer took care of these things right away, I expect better from a car that has been on the market for over 3 years and cost more than 125K. I was fortunate that my car had 1,200 miles on it (it was driven by the owner of the dealership) and after a nasty negotiation process I was able to purchase it for $95K.

By the way, I just bought a 1965 Deville convertible with 12,000 orginal miles on it. It is in near perfect shape. I was absolutley shocked at the options this car had on it considering it was 40 years old! Things like, automatic headlights, power windows, seats and top, AM FM sterio with amplifier, automatic climate control, air-ride auto leveling suspension, tilt and telescopic steering wheel. I was also shocked how well the 4 wheel Drum brakes work.
 
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