A TAX­ING QUES­TION

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Letters -

ON THE Holden web­site, for $36,790 I can buy a base model Omega Com­modore V6 auto, but if I go to Amer­ica I can buy a V8 with bells and whis­tles for a start­ing price of $33,000. Am I miss­ing some­thing here? Ross Robin­son

email A lot of things make it tough to com­pare prices be­tween coun­tries, from the Amer­i­can tax sit­u­a­tion — their cars have far less tax than ours, at all lev­els from the fac­tory to the owner— to the ex­change rate and the need to get the car into show­rooms at a com­pet­i­tive price. Be­fore you at­tack GM Holden, do a sim­i­lar com­par­i­son with cars such as the Toy­ota Camry and Honda CR-V and see where you end up. Ed

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