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Old 29.06.2007, 15:11
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Are cars cheaper in Switzerland than in the UK?

I did a quick search and didn't find anything else along these lines, so I decided to make a new thread. Hope I didn't miss an obvious "cheap swiss cars" thread...

Anyway, I was wondering if I'm alone in thinking that cars in general here seem to be much cheaper to buy / lease than they are in the UK? The thought was inspired when I was walking by the Maserati garage in Zug last week (during my extended Heartbeat holiday lol) and looked idly at one of the (three!) Quattroporte's that they have for sale on the forecourt.

Now, this is my 2nd most perfect car to own of all time - if I won the lottery, then I'd be shoppinf for one of these - so I know that they're not the cheapest of cars in the world to buy new, and I know that they depreciate faster than a ticket for "An Evening With Tony Blair" does right now, but still, this was an '04 car with only 30,000km on the clock, and it was going for 90,000CHF (£37,000ish) - this is about 25,000CHF (£10,000) cheaper than the same kind of car would cost in England!

I'm going to be changing over my car in the next few months (from a UK RHD to a LHD) - not to a Quattroporte I might add - and so I'd be curious to know whether I'm better off to get a car over here, or buy in the UK and drive it back across (I've got my eye on a sweet Pontiac Firebird over there at the moment...)

Anyone else noticed a difference in prices or is it just a one-off?
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