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You may think that I am nuts, but it's true. Not here of course, but in China. Check out this link:

http://www.che168.com/article/html/200803/20080320/20080320_195258_1.html

Column 2 of that little table is pricing in Chinese Yuan: 650,000. The exchange rate between the Chinese Yuan and US$ is about 6.8 to 1. So 650k Chinese Yuan makes it $95.5k.

The car might be packed with options, but $95.5?!
 

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May be that's what people pay to get unique car? I doubt there are many outlooks sold in Chaina.
I have a friend who bought recently unique (for Canada) 9 year old car for like $15k and this is neither exotic car nor classic. Pretty much the same case as the Chinese Outlook. I kind of understand him (especially when the money is not the case here which is apparently "the case" with the Chinese Outlook...)
 

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The Chinese are discovering cars while people in the US are re-discovering bicycles. I have 3 cars in my household, but I bike to work. I have a cousin in China who recently bought a VW Golf. He wrote to me the other day about recently after walking out of a super market with bunch of grocery bags in hand, he was met with a downpour. "I could simply sit in my new car and watch other people running for shelter", he said, "it felt so good thinking in the not-so-distant past I was one of them but never again".

Two and half weeks ago, I got caught in a downpour biking home from work. After resigning to getting drenched, it didn't feel that bad. ;D
 

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A $95.5k vehicle with a leaky sunroof, now that would be bad wouldn't it? On the other hand, he who pays $95.5k for an Outlook will never complain about its fuel economy. Too small a tank may be, to low mpg never.
 
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