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(Wheels.ca)   Hey if a man wants to destroy his $430,000 Maserati because he's angry, who's to stop him and his sledgehammer?   (wheels.ca) divider line 96
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2013-05-14 05:56:24 PM  
If only there was an analogy about removing a body part to pique the remaining body.
 
2013-05-14 05:57:34 PM  
Cutting off nose to spite face?
Or rage issues?

Money to burn?
Could have paid wages for at least 100 factories with that.
 
2013-05-14 06:00:14 PM  
Buying an Italian supercar to be serviced in the United States is concerning enough.  Buying one that would have to be serviced full-time in China, I just wouldn't.

/How about a lower-maintance high end Lexus or Nissan?
 
2013-05-14 06:07:28 PM  

factoryconnection: Man, there's a bit of mark-up in the Chinese market on luxury!  That car's around $130K stateside.


I'm always irritated by car-centric atricles that completely misstate the value of the car for the purposes of making the story seem more sensational. Nowhere in the world will you have to pay $430,000 for a Quattroporte.

I have no trouble believing that a few years old QP (which lose value faster than almost anything on the used car market), worth about $70,000 would sell for 430,000 Yuan. Since, you know, that's the approximate conversion.
 
2013-05-14 06:10:57 PM  

CruiserTwelve: That's what happens when you find a stranger in the alps.


Done in one.
 
2013-05-14 06:18:31 PM  
If you are dumb enough to drop 500k on a stupid car, then I guess you are dumb enough
to destroy it with a sledgehammer.
 
2013-05-14 06:22:22 PM  

p51d007: If you are dumb enough to drop 500k on a stupid car, then I guess you are dumb enough
to destroy it with a sledgehammer.


Looks like he carefully limited it to windows and doors, maybe a dent or two on a fender.  Mostly repairable parts (and he might be able to slip gray market US or EU doors without the tax/markup).  Still not as good as having your volvo pulled through town by an ox.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/chinese-maserati-owner-dest ro ys-car-over-390-repair-bill/#more-488471
 
2013-05-14 06:23:41 PM  

grinding_journalist: factoryconnection: Man, there's a bit of mark-up in the Chinese market on luxury!  That car's around $130K stateside.

I'm always irritated by car-centric atricles that completely misstate the value of the car for the purposes of making the story seem more sensational. Nowhere in the world will you have to pay $430,000 for a Quattroporte.

I have no trouble believing that a few years old QP (which lose value faster than almost anything on the used car market), worth about $70,000 would sell for 430,000 Yuan. Since, you know, that's the approximate conversion.


Import duty in China is astronomical.
 
2013-05-14 06:26:30 PM  

Enemabag Jones: Buying an Italian supercar to be serviced in the United States is concerning enough.  Buying one that would have to be serviced full-time in China, I just wouldn't.

/How about a lower-maintance high end Lexus or Nissan?


Homey, you gots to be joking.  The kinda person who buys a Maserati doesn't buy a Lexus or Nissan for the reliability.  That would be like passing up the filet because the Big Mac is a better deal.  Hell, overpaying is half the rush for these people.  They love to buy a car that runs like crap, then biatch about the repair bills.

/Sells Land Rovers for a living.
 
2013-05-14 06:27:03 PM  
Maybe he's just upset that he paid about $300,000 too much for that car?
 
2013-05-14 06:28:35 PM  

grinding_journalist: factoryconnection: Man, there's a bit of mark-up in the Chinese market on luxury!  That car's around $130K stateside.

I'm always irritated by car-centric atricles that completely misstate the value of the car for the purposes of making the story seem more sensational. Nowhere in the world will you have to pay $430,000 for a Quattroporte.

I have no trouble believing that a few years old QP (which lose value faster than almost anything on the used car market), worth about $70,000 would sell for 430,000 Yuan. Since, you know, that's the approximate conversion.


Nevermind, shows what I get for not reading the whole thread.
 
2013-05-14 06:32:51 PM  
ihascloud.ihashacks.com
 
2013-05-14 06:39:28 PM  
If I chauffeur you, will you show for me?
 
2013-05-14 06:42:05 PM  
RangerTaylor
Homey, you gots to be joking.  The kinda person who buys a Maserati doesn't buy a Lexus or Nissan for the reliability.  That would be like passing up the filet because the Big Mac is a better deal.  Hell, overpaying is half the rush for these people.  They love to buy a car that runs like crap, then biatch about the repair bills.
/Sells Land Rovers for a living.


You are right, I am not swimming in money and throwing around money in China if you have it, is a thing to do.  I don't really understand it.

If I did have lots of money to throw around, I might get that car in Europe.  In China with the corruption and suspecting they may not completely appreciate these high maintenance  cars, it seems like a bad idea.

/Still why a Maserati when for about the same you could have a low-end Ferrari or rock solid higher end porsche.
 
2013-05-14 06:45:54 PM  
Nothing new. The inuit in their potlatches would often intentionally destroy expensive items as a display of their wealth (that they could afford to do so).

When you have lots of money, what you really crave is respect and admiration. There are plenty of people in china who have the former but lack either of the latter.
 
2013-05-14 06:51:04 PM  

p51d007: If you are dumb enough to drop 500k on a stupid car, then I guess you are dumb enough to destroy it with a sledgehammer.


Spending a lot of money on a car doesn't make you stupid, so long as you can afford the car. No reason Bill Gates or Warren Buffett should be puttering around in a Toyota Corolla. If someone has got the money, and they like exotic cars, then, by all means, they should buy one. Just because YOU can't afford one doesn't mean that other people shouldn't be able to enjoy them. Same thing goes for fine wine, art, mansions, etc...
 
2013-05-14 06:56:22 PM  

GoldDude: Tetzlaff: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 512x288]
You see what happens, Rarry?

Rarry or Rally?


I think Rarry works but I would suggest:

"You see what happen, Rarry?"
 
2013-05-14 06:58:22 PM  
Meh. When I can afford to do so, I am going to rent a large bulldozer and knock this house down, permits or not.
 
2013-05-14 06:58:46 PM  

CruiserTwelve: That's what happens when you find a stranger in the alps.


Came to make this reference. Leaving sassified.
 
2013-05-14 07:02:15 PM  
i.imgur.com
 . . . wait . . . WUT?
 
2013-05-14 07:15:15 PM  

Enemabag Jones: /How about a lower-maintance high end Lexus or Nissan?


You're asking why someone in China didn't buy a Japanese car?

Hint:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-23/no-tee-time-for-japanese-sh ow s-depth-of-toyota-china-slump-cars.html
 
2013-05-14 07:15:59 PM  

mvalpreda: [ihascloud.ihashacks.com image 556x371]


WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG!!!
 
2013-05-14 07:19:31 PM  
MisterRonbo,

Jews drive German cars, I guess raping dead relatives is still unacceptable in China.
 
2013-05-14 07:26:40 PM  

mvalpreda: [ihascloud.ihashacks.com image 556x371]


Awesome! Well done.
 
2013-05-14 07:27:40 PM  
Hmm, I can think of only one man for the job:

www.collapseboard.com
 
2013-05-14 07:45:28 PM  

grinding_journalist: factoryconnection: Man, there's a bit of mark-up in the Chinese market on luxury!  That car's around $130K stateside.

I'm always irritated by car-centric atricles that completely misstate the value of the car for the purposes of making the story seem more sensational. Nowhere in the world will you have to pay $430,000 for a Quattroporte.

I have no trouble believing that a few years old QP (which lose value faster than almost anything on the used car market), worth about $70,000 would sell for 430,000 Yuan. Since, you know, that's the approximate conversion.



There are huge taxes and imported duties in China on imported luxury items, and rich Chinese will buy it regardless the price. So indeed the cars would costs double or triple the price.
 
2013-05-14 07:50:53 PM  

show me: Lich people's probrems.


I lorf'd
 
2013-05-14 07:54:59 PM  
When the revolution happens, people like this douche should be the first against the wall.
 
2013-05-14 08:00:09 PM  

show me: Lich people's probrems.


lich peopre's probrems

FTFY

/i ror'd
 
2013-05-14 08:05:05 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: seriously.. since when does IQ = $$$?


Wealthy people have been telling us for years that their success is due to how smart they are.

/what's the Dunning-Kruger effect?
 
2013-05-14 08:05:33 PM  

Enemabag Jones: MisterRonbo,

Jews drive German cars, I guess raping dead relatives is still unacceptable in China.


Maybe it's like take back the night...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF81-dHxVwU

/hawt
 
2013-05-14 08:13:03 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Will it still do 185?


He lost his license and now he dont drive
 
2013-05-14 08:15:48 PM  
Please don't be China, please don't be China.

*checks link*

GODDAMNITSOMUCH!

/lives in China
//something something entitled pampered little emperors something something this is how it all starts
///goes to prepare a bug out bag
 
2013-05-14 08:16:19 PM  
$430,000?!?  You could but  threeQuattroportes for $430K and have money left over!
 
2013-05-14 08:26:30 PM  
Spoiled brats: Not just an American problem anymore.
 
2013-05-14 08:36:34 PM  

Cyberluddite: $430,000?!?  You could but  threeQuattroportes for $430K and have money left over!


Probably bought the extended warranty and road king package.
 
2013-05-14 08:53:29 PM  

Enemabag Jones: RangerTaylor
Homey, you gots to be joking.  The kinda person who buys a Maserati doesn't buy a Lexus or Nissan for the reliability.  That would be like passing up the filet because the Big Mac is a better deal.  Hell, overpaying is half the rush for these people.  They love to buy a car that runs like crap, then biatch about the repair bills.
/Sells Land Rovers for a living.

You are right, I am not swimming in money and throwing around money in China if you have it, is a thing to do.  I don't really understand it.

If I did have lots of money to throw around, I might get that car in Europe.  In China with the corruption and suspecting they may not completely appreciate these high maintenance  cars, it seems like a bad idea.

/Still why a Maserati when for about the same you could have a low-end Ferrari or rock solid higher end porsche.


Or a CL63 AMG . But all this seems sort of beside the point. This was a Chinese political statement, the same way iranians burning american flags is. Trashing a western icon to pump up national pride. A bit more subtle perhaps, but that's their culture.
 
2013-05-14 09:25:30 PM  
Great. My city of residence in the news again. Nothing to see here. They do stuff like that every year and think it's cool. Last year some guy smashed a Lamborghini before that it was a Porsche.

I guess the only people still paying attention are the peasant workers thinking how many annual salaries that car costs and why some idiot smashes it.
 
2013-05-14 11:37:06 PM  

duenor: Nothing new. The inuit in their potlatches would often intentionally destroy expensive items as a display of their wealth (that they could afford to do so).

When you have lots of money, what you really crave is respect and admiration. There are plenty of people in china who have the former but lack either of the latter.


This, and the fact that white people have no intention of giving them either of those drives them absolutely batty.
 
2013-05-15 12:42:25 AM  
Remember when people used to get PISSED at a video of someone smashing an iPad?  Global economy right on track!
 
2013-05-15 03:01:04 AM  
Sledgehammer? all you have to do is drive it, and it is ruined

Buying a fancy care is not much different from burning the cash it takes to buy one
 
2013-05-15 05:09:32 AM  
This is truly conspicuous consumption. "Behold how rich I am. I can destroy more wealth, on a whim, than you will ever earn."

Yeah things are going great in China.
 
2013-05-15 06:37:08 AM  

airsupport: There's an interesting slant to this whole story.


Are you taking a little nip at their culture?
 
2013-05-15 08:53:57 AM  
The owner was apparently unhappy with Furi Group, the company responsible for Maserati distribution in the Qingdao area, because they allegedly repaired his  $430,000 Quattroporte with second-hand parts rather than the new parts he paid for and did not make all the repairs he requested.

Ok, he's complaining that he's getting second hand parts in a country that is known for doing that kind of thing?  Getting any car serviced in the knockoff capital of the world just asks for that kind of thing to happen.

Enemabag Jones: /How about a lower-maintance high end Lexus or Nissan?


Perhaps he wanted a car, not a underpowered golfcart.  Japan hasn't exactly done well outside of forcing air into underpowered engine blocks.
 
2013-05-15 10:26:16 AM  

Mixolydian Master: airsupport: There's an interesting slant to this whole story.

Are you taking a little nip at their culture?


Yes.  You've discovered the ... flaw ... in my armor.
 
2013-05-15 11:23:52 AM  
www.capsulecomputers.com.au
 
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