i'd love a hummer h2,
what are you thinking of importing??
isnt left hand drive a problem?
why are cars so cheap there?
so many questions
Nah not at the mo mate, I'm happy with my car, but I always keep an eye out just in case there's a bargain and then I have that as a target to work towards.
Re: Left hand drive - most US cars only come in left hand drive anyways, so not a problem.
Re: Cheap - a few reasons:
1) Larger economy = bigger economies of scale
2) Exchange rate = our pound is strong, making US prices seem cheaper
3) Taxes = all US taxes...or 99% of them...are much lower, therefore it's much cheaper for manufacturers to make stuff in the US for the US, than it is for the UK
4) Expectations = people in the US tend to change their cars more often, and there's more cars per person sold every year. This demand drives down prices, and people's price expectation is lower. For this reason...you get a better deal on all sorts of car related stuff in the US. Did you know for example, that the average US car warrenty (on even Euro cars like BMW's and Mercs), is 5yrs and 100,000 miles? Here's it's only 3yrs and 60.
Why? Cos they just don't see the competitive need to offer it here, and in the US, demand and competition is so intense, that they do.
If I was importing anything, I'd be looking at a Corvette (massive saving), dodge viper (massive saving), or Lincoln Navigator (just cos they're cool). The Pontiac Solstace is also quite nice and can be had for 10,000 quid or so.
Pontiac Solstace: http://www.pontiac.com/solstice/index.jsp