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Old 3rd June 2011, 12:40   #31
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For a simple logic that its equivalent of flaunting your money and getting stuck because of that. For anyone who has spent time in Dhaka traffic where even 2 KM can take up to 45 minutes, a 7 series or for that matter any other exec/luxury sedan is plain stupidity. And on top of it if you have a siren blaring in a traffic which you know is not going anywhere, tells me that someone is just not being smart enough.

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The tax is not like India, since they do not have a local car industry. Most of the imports are refurbished cars and as I understand the tax is around 60% on it, which is factored in the cost, since they do not have an alternate. Though there is a little less tax on the broken down Indicas, M800s etc which pass on legally or illegally from India.

Last time I was in Dhaka saw the HC using a Merc E500 w211 but than again it was in 2007.And the HC's have the privilege of not getting stuck in traffic because very often public and private cars are stopped at traffic signal's so that the HC's(or any vvip's) car can pass without stopping at all.

You are absolutely right about the traffic,hell one time it took me one hour to cross a distance of less than 300 meters,but you are wrong to say that its stupid to buy expensive cars and get stuck in traffic.According to me if you are spending so much time in your car,than the car should be a great one.

And you are not even close to the amount of tax BD people pay.You will be shocked to hear what I am about to say.Basically tax depends on the engine capacity of the car and generally tax starts from 220% to 850%,yes thats right 850%,cars exceeding engine capacity of 3500cc has tax of upto 850%.So we can say in BD a 750Li costs more than a Ferrari 430 in India.
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And you are not even close to the amount of tax BD people pay.You will be shocked to hear what I am about to say.Basically tax depends on the engine capacity of the car and generally tax starts from 220% to 850%,yes thats right 850%,cars exceeding engine capacity of 3500cc has tax of upto 850%.So we can say in BD a 750Li costs more than a Ferrari 430 in India.
Is it ? When I checked with a associate of mine recently, this is the figure he quoted. However, I do not have a verified figure from a govt dept, so maybe your figure is right. Also there is a difference between the duty on the brand new cars, which might be as per what you are saying, and refurbished cars, which majority of Dhaka residents import, or dealerships sell.
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Is it ? When I checked with a associate of mine recently, this is the figure he quoted. However, I do not have a verified figure from a govt dept, so maybe your figure is right. Also there is a difference between the duty on the brand new cars, which might be as per what you are saying, and refurbished cars, which majority of Dhaka residents import, or dealerships sell.
Brand new or reconditioned doesn't make much difference in the duty,but brand new car tax is little less than reconditioned ones.And I am 100% accurate about the data here because we are in car importing business there for more than 20 years.
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Such such choices that our neighbours have and little choice we have.
But still try to console myself that they don't have any manufacturers of their own like we have or any country specific cars that MNCs dish out for us.
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Here are some more picture.Sadly the gtr is no more,it was in a severe accident about 5 or 6 years ago and according to my knowledge the car got scraped
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Oh my God !! Bangladesh seems to be a NFS country. Tuner cars with those wicked body kits and tribal vinyls look stunning. Exotics include Fezzas and Merc SL's. Wow awesome !!

Any pics of the superbikes and vintage cars?
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I'm thoroughly impressed. Bangla boys does have taste. B'desh must be a Tuner's Paradise I guess. Love the Cayenne Turbo, Evo IX and the RX8s

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Is that one of Leepu's Monstrosities?? the F50 replica I mean
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Oh my God !! Bangladesh seems to be a NFS country. Tuner cars with those wicked body kits and tribal vinyls look stunning.
I'd rather say Fast & Furious country. The orange RX8 is undoubtedly a replica of Han's car in Tokyo Drift.
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Here are some more picture.Sadly the gtr is no more,it was in a severe accident about 5 or 6 years ago and according to my knowledge the car got scraped
Don't know what happened the pictures did not get uploaded,any ways here it goes again
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Ooh, the Godzilla is looking mean and diabolic. Especially in black and white on black plates with Bengali script. arabic lettering would have made it even more mean.
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Surely B.D has impressive imports, but majority comes as reconditioned cars or used cars from Japan. This surely must be advantage to car buyers in B.D. But recent Japan quakes have impacted the used car market in B.D, resulting in increase in prices.
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How about the small and compact cars out there? Market scenario for these segment and and pictures if available would be informative.

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Surely B.D has impressive imports, but majority comes as reconditioned cars or used cars from Japan. This surely must be advantage to car buyers in B.D. But recent Japan quakes have impacted the used car market in B.D, resulting in increase in prices.
Reconditioned means used cars which has been serviced to make it look and run as new(it means used cars cannot be imported directly),and imports of cars below grade 3.5 is restricted by JAAI in accordance with Bangladesh government.And trust me its not advantageous for car buyers in BD we pay upto 850% tax on our cars(I mentioned in my previous post).

The quake did not cause the price to go up,its the dollar yen conversion rate,when ever the dollar gets weaker against yen ,we have to shell out the difference as BDT has been depreciating in value ever since I remember
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BTW how is the market for Indian Automobiles there, any kind of tax benefits given to Indian Makes ? or is it the same story as Japs.
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There is not a big market for indian cars.The only thing that have recently been successful are the small trucks launched by tata and mahindra.Don't know much about the tax on indian vehicles as there has been some confusion for the free trade between india and bd.
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What kind of commercial vehicles are used there primarily??? I mean both light and heavy trucks and buses.
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