<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Rico JFDD:
[QB]The main reason I'm asking is beacuse the main problem with buying a car in Greece is that the imposable taxes are based on the capacity of the car.
However, recently, the Greek laws have been modified so that anything up to 1.8 has the lowest applicable tax range, <hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The only recent change in taxes in Greece, is that your first car up to 2,0l is not anymore "proof" of income. Untill last year if you had a 1,6l car the state, told you that you had to have an income of at least 12.000E. If you had a 2,0l car, 20.000E.
But the import taxes on all the cars, according to their engine capacity, remain and they are very high, in relevance with our average income.
Factories sell their cars, 10 to 15% cheaper to greek dealers, to compensate for the taxes. Now with the unification of the European car market, that is promoted by the E.E., factory prices, all over Europe, will be the same, but the taxes will differ. So here in Greece, cars prices, are expected to rise in 2003.