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      05-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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No M3's in Ireland?

I always click on this forum by accident on my iPad when I'm trying to get to the Canadian forum.

I have always wondered how come there are so few M3's in Ireland?

I thought the U.K. had tonnes of BMW's and M-cars!

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      05-31-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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      05-31-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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I always click here and think the same!!

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      06-26-2012, 04:54 AM   #4
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The Tax to own an M3 in Ireland (Republic of Ireland) is mental. Something in the region of 3K a year!! But in the North, (Northern Ireland) the tax is 475 a year and maybe the NI owners click on the UK rather than Ireland. I can't say to be honest. Thanks for visiting anyway, :thumbs:
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Because an M3 in Ireland costs 115,000 (US$ 141,000 CAD 141,000) to buy and 2,100 (US$ 2,600 CAD 2,600) to tax annually making them as rare as cars that cost this much in the US and Canada. Also fuel costs 1.60 per liter (or approximately US$10.00 per European gallon).
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I was just in Ireland. During my travels I saw 6 M3s, 2 M5s, and 1 M6. I cannot speak to the total number present in the country but I saw enough to make me smile. Even with the current state of their economy there were plenty of BMWs/other luxury cars around. I did see a good number of the new F30s. To be honest I think in the US we are far more willing/interested in showing off our money through our toys than most of the population in Ireland. And truthfully I always enjoy being there for that reason. What a truly lovely country (even if it rains a lot hah).
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Because an M3 in Ireland costs 115,000 (US$ 141,000 CAD 141,000) to buy and 2,100 (US$ 2,600 CAD 2,600) to tax annually making them as rare as cars that cost this much in the US and Canada. Also fuel costs 1.60 per liter (or approximately US$10.00 per European gallon).
holy shit!!! that's so expensive!!!!! wow....
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I was just in Ireland. During my travels I saw 6 M3s, 2 M5s, and 1 M6. I cannot speak to the total number present in the country but I saw enough to make me smile. Even with the current state of their economy there were plenty of BMWs/other luxury cars around. I did see a good number of the new F30s. To be honest I think in the US we are far more willing/interested in showing off our money through our toys than most of the population in Ireland. And truthfully I always enjoy being there for that reason. What a truly lovely country (even if it rains a lot hah).
I'm currently here now and haven't seen too many M3's and I've driven from Dublin to Galway and down around the southern part. I do see a lot of M badged 3's and 5's though!
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OK, you may be right, there aren't that many M cars...but they more than make up for it with friendly women, great beer/ale, and warm hospitality!
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