ND Model Review.... Courtesy fo Stuff.co.nz

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ND Model Review.... Courtesy fo Stuff.co.nz

Post by therealvw » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:19 pm

Just in case you haven't seen this

http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/71 ... nged-a-bit


Sounds great, and I have to say the price isn't too bad, although I won't be able to afford one!!
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Post by zorruno » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:57 pm

nice article, thanks for posting.

They really should get some proof readers in though... I found 4 or 5 missed words and glaring errors... apparently the 'The roof is 20 litres smaller than before in terms of total capacity"...
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Post by jtsoldier » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:24 pm

That price is fantastic. I was expecting it to be actually around the same as the NC, but it's 10k lower...!

The review itself?
Not: Smaller engine gets no automatic.
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Post by Toolbox » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:17 am

I went to Hampton Downs for the release great 5 all round expect no glove box, maybe a pocket on the side of the door would have fixed that. Some where to put the sunnies not behind the seat. Yes I know it is a sports car but O'WELL cann't please everyone
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Post by SLYDIT » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:37 pm

The price isnt that great. when you look at the aussie and U.S prices the nz price is still 10-15% more than the exchange rate. they are still taking the piss on pricing.
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Post by Furai » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:12 pm

No offence SLYDIT but I dont think you know how retail works.

In NZ we are missing 2 things, quantity and proximity. Prices always work off those(among other things), we simply are far away and dont order enough to help bring down shipping or manufacturing costs and it will cost more.

The same then happens at the dealer end. They need to run the business, pay overheads feed families and if less people buy in the country then it gets harder to run anything.

Sorry for the rant but I have seen to many business go under in NZ partly because of people with that attitude. If you want american etc prices either more there or start buying/populating the crap out of NZ

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Post by SLYDIT » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:06 pm

My point is that even compared to the exact same model in aussie and exchangecrate nz is still 10-15% overpriced. you cant tell me it costs $5000 more to ship from japan to auckland than japan to sydney.
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Post by Stevo » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:43 pm

SLYDIT wrote:My point is that even compared to the exact same model in aussie and exchangecrate nz is still 10-15% overpriced. you cant tell me it costs $5000 more to ship from japan to auckland than japan to sydney.
While I agree that we pay a lot more than others, dont forget Oz has 10% GST and we have 15%
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Post by biff » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:21 am

I was quoted $3000 to ship an MX5 from Japan to Lyttelton.
So I dare say Mazda NZ is getting a better deal than I was!


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My point is that even compared to the exact same model in aussie and
exchangecrate nz is still 10-15% overpriced. you cant tell me it costs $5000
more to ship from japan to auckland than japan to sydney.

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Re: ND Model Review.... Courtesy fo Stuff.co.nz

Post by Angreal » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:46 am

biff wrote:I was quoted $3000 to ship an MX5 from Japan to Lyttelton.
So I dare say Mazda NZ is getting a better deal than I was!

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You'll probably have to tack on GST on top of that

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Post by MrGrey » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:15 pm

biff wrote:My point is that even compared to the exact same model in aussie and exchangecrate nz is still 10-15% overpriced. you cant tell me it costs $5000 more to ship from japan to auckland than japan to sydney.
The cost for a dealer to import a car is significantly lower than it would cost the average person (as they get a bulk discount). My stevedoring company I work for does not do the car unloads, but some of my friends who work for C3 sometimes head down to Auckland to help unload a vessel or two full of cars when they come in. I am curious to know the rough figures of how many cars they fit in each vessel but the closest estimate a mate gave me was "f##king s##tloads".

Amusingly, if you pay to get a car shipped, often they come via shipping container but sometimes the schedule will align and you would have your vehicle shipped in the same vessel as a car shipment..... but you would still be paying significantly more for the transport.

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Post by punkoutnz » Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:00 pm

They look lush in the metal, I'll definitely look at upgrading the NA once they come down in price (by a lot...) haha. I like how they've stayed "true" to the original concept even after all this time.
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