Re: Most expensive developed word country to buy a Jeep Grand Cherokee
I'm pretty sure that the Grand Cherokee would incur 5% import Duty and 10% GST, so looking at the Laredo example this brings the price up to $41,739. On top of this a retail price (though I'm sure Jeep could get a better deal) for shipping would be about $3k so this brings the landed price of the car to about $45,000 which is the retail price of the car in Australia. Once you add stamp duty of about $1500, rego, dealer delivery etc to the landed price you'll come up with $49k pretty easily.
Based my calcs I don't think there is much room for profiteering, I would think that Jeep Australia make their money on buying the vehicles at a wholesale rate.
I wonder how much they actually buy the cars for? I wonder what a dealer makes out of a car?