October 7th, 2011

Hungarian Ferrari Owners Laugh at Your Quaint Tax-Paying


While local coffee-drinkers are today being faced with a tax hike on their morning cup of Joe, some able to spend a hundred or so million HUFs on fancy sports cars are getting away scott free. According to a report this week on Totalcar, out of 21 Ferraris sold in Hungary from this January to July, a grand total of four were legally registered in the country.

Péter Erdélyi, president of the Hungarian Vehicle Importers Association, told the portal that despite recent reports that “re-exporting” and other tricks with foreign license plates are on the decline, buyers of “certain brands” of cars are still happy to dodge Hungary’s sky-high registration taxes and VAT, which we would add is only 25% on spray paint and hammers. [pic of German-badged 458 Italia on Andrássy út via napiauto.blog.hu]

And here is what people were saying back before we forced readers to use Facebook to comment. Weren't those the days?
  1. wolfi says:

    This must be a joke!

    Obviously a German licence plate couldn’t look like that – every member of the police must know that.

  2. " Hungary Don't Need No Stinkin' Taxes ! " Jackson says:

    The idea of the European Union and pathetic “Euro Dollars” were being molded by the filthy rich probably in the late 60’s. The creation of uniform law and money would allow them to simplify transactions between nations in order to limit how governments had control over corporations, their goods and finances. Your populations have won NOTHING, while certain individuals can take products non-stop from anywhere in the zone for their own profit. This was never about the population…

  3. Ilona says:

    Yeah, this is definitely NOT a German license plate,
    nor is it a Hungarian. Little Photoshop job, most

    Glad we are living in Oregon, USA — there is no
    value added tax on new cars here, no registration
    tax, and not even a sales tax. Nothing. We leave
    that to the Hungarians, I guess, the world’s
    undisputed masters of senseless hyper-taxation.

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