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    Wink li yongbo's BMW

    look at the Number plate
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    Quote Originally Posted by seawell

    look at the Number plate
    918 anything special?

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    "LYB" is already "special" enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by other
    918 anything special?
    918 in chinese was luck number!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seawell
    918 in chinese was luck number!
    Interesting!
    LYB must have some relations to have such a plate number!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seawell


    look at the Number plate
    Poor fellow had to settle for a SUV (Stupid Ugly Vehicle) that sucks both on-road and off-road :-P

    Guess he bought it for the trunk-space :-D

    /Twobeer

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    Quote Originally Posted by seawell
    918 in chinese was luck number!
    the number plate does reflect the truth, an X5 is really expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun
    the number plate does reflect the truth, an X5 is really expensive.
    In fact, it should be "518" (with "1" pronounced "yi") which reads "I am already prosperous". But this doesn't leave much scope for even greater riches in the future.

    PS I just can't refrain myself from going there and peeling off the snoopy sticker (next to the fuel lid)...

    PPS he must also have a normal house somewhere out of town, instead of just an apartment. You just never see that many trees in central Beijing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun
    the number plate does reflect the truth, an X5 is really expensive.
    Probably about 45K's worth

    What the hell is snoopy doing on the side?

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    I got these prices off www.bmw.ca

    X5 3.0i - CAD 58,800
    4.4i - CAD 71,700
    4.8i - CAD 96,500

    Mainland China's import duty is higher than Canada's. A good rule of thumb is to add 20% to 50% on top of the Canadian retail prices.

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    Doing business in Mainland China requires frequent contact with government officials - wine and dine. It is very important to show face and status. So, I am not surprised LYB has a X5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD
    Doing business in Mainland China requires frequent contact with government officials - wine and dine. It is very important to show face and status. So, I am not surprised LYB has a X5.
    Actually, it makes more sense for him to have a BMW (rather than a Mercedes). In Beijing, there are a couple of Merc dealers, but only one BMW dealer. This means it is very inconvenient to drive one (you have to go all the way to that one dealer for servicing). So a BMW is reserved for the elite. And yes, the X5 definitely stands out, although once I noticed a Hummer H2 cruse by...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcl49
    Actually, it makes more sense for him to have a BMW (rather than a Mercedes). In Beijing, there are a couple of Merc dealers, but only one BMW dealer. This means it is very inconvenient to drive one (you have to go all the way to that one dealer for servicing). So a BMW is reserved for the elite. And yes, the X5 definitely stands out, although once I noticed a Hummer H2 cruse by...
    So You say it makes sense for him to choose the most "inconvenient" alternative.. Becuse it's more "exlusive"

    I say it's strange when status is more important than function and performance ;-).. But I guess even bad stuff can be sold given the right marketing message ;-D

    An X5 for me is like an 150g short-shaft racket with extreme head-heaviness, flexy shaft and a big price-tag , that comes in cool colors with a high-tec bag included :-P

    /Twobeer
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcl49
    Actually, it makes more sense for him to have a BMW (rather than a Mercedes). In Beijing, there are a couple of Merc dealers, but only one BMW dealer. This means it is very inconvenient to drive one (you have to go all the way to that one dealer for servicing). So a BMW is reserved for the elite. And yes, the X5 definitely stands out, although once I noticed a Hummer H2 cruse by...
    yupe, merc B. are common in HK and china. It doesnt stand out as much as a bmw.
    I know a guy who is shopping between Merc. and bmw. He didnt like merc. salesmanship and bought a bmw instead. If u check recalls. merc suv's have more recall than the x5
    Last edited by cooler; 05-11-2005 at 07:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twobeer
    So You say it makes sense for him to choose the most "inconvenient" alternative.. Becuse it's more "exlusive"

    I say it's strange when status is more important than function and performance ;-).. But I guess even bad stuff can be sold given the right marketing message ;-D

    An X5 for me is like an 150g short-shaft racket with extreme head-heaviness, flexy shaft and a big price-tag , that comes in cool colors with a high-tec bag included :-P

    /Twobeer
    lol...its for the image and he's got the money. its like buying hummers, merc jeeps....it happens

    why dont the royals across the world drive themselves (less expenses), have smaller cars (since they always drive in a massive convoy anyway) so that they are more fuel efficient, dont have leather since its expensive and doesn't make the car faster etc

    they got the money, we dont

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    Quote Originally Posted by other
    lol...its for the image and he's got the money. its like buying hummers, merc jeeps....it happens

    why dont the royals across the world drive themselves (less expenses), have smaller cars (since they always drive in a massive convoy anyway) so that they are more fuel efficient, dont have leather since its expensive and doesn't make the car faster etc

    they got the money, we dont
    people who know something about automotive engineering do prefer bmw over merc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler
    people who know something about automotive engineering do prefer bmw over merc
    lol..alright that too...

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