TheArmenian wrote:kvs wrote:sepheronx wrote:Now now, not so fast. They use the dollar comparrison due to media sensation, nothing else. If you seen prices prior to all of this for various types of cars, you will notice that the price given for a new car isnt actually bad. Expensive somewhat but not bad. I have seen prior to this vehicles like Patriot going for over 600,000 rubles as an example. This type of vehicle is more luxury than anything else (when comparing other vehicles on market) and is somewhat costly at first.
I am looking at the price in dollars in 2013 and now. They maintained the dollar price and not the ruble price. The ruble price has basically
gone up by 100%. I know these are new models, but they are being targeted at a certain market segment where the price is around $10,000.
So the Avtovaz pricing is BS since these cars are not imports.
The above gives the price range for the Lada Granta in 2012.
The car has some foreign made parts. It is not 100% domestic.
You must adjust the cost increase accordingly.
Nowhere near a 100% markup in rubles from these components. It is rather clear that Avtovaz is using "international"
prices and is collecting dollars and not rubles for its cars. The wooden ruble phobia has not left Russia. After 2014
you can see hordes of companies and people converting their rubles to dollars. They are all idiots. They should have
done that in 2013 and not after the forex "devaluation" (it is not a devaluation in any real sense).