Harga kete kat malaysia memang tak rasional . aku dapat ni dari salah satu email yang difowardkan dek kawan aku, Liu ...
BMW 535i sells for RM178,000 in the USIn the United States of America (a developed country which we are alsoaspiring to become by the year 2020) a 2009 model BMW 535i Sedan isselling for about USD50,367.00. This is only RM178,000 – about theprice of a Toyota Camry 2.4L here in Malaysia .
The same BMW sells inMalaysia for about RM450,000.BMW 328i sells for RM155,000 in the USThe 2009 model BMW 328i 2 door Convertible sells for USD44,014 orRM155,369.00 in the US . In Malaysia the same car sells for overRM460,000. This is an untenable situation. Audi A4 2.0T Cabriolet Convertible sells for RM142,000 in the USThe 2009 model Audi A4 2 Door 2.0T Cabriolet Convertible sells in theUS for USD40,328.00 or RM142,357. In Malaysia the same car would sellfor about RM265,000.VW GTI 2.0T sells for RM85,000 in the USIn the US the 2009 model Volkswagen GTI 2.0T sells for USD 24,039 orRM85,000 only. In China the same car will cost around RM60,000. Overhere the same VW car sells for about RM200,000. And the 2010 model Toyota Camry 2.4L sells in the US for USD 19,659.00or RM69,396 In Malaysia the 2008 Toyota Camry 2.4L sells forRM170,000. Toyota Camry 2.4L, 2010 model. RM69,000 in the USCar prices in Malaysia are about three times higher than the prices inthe United States . We are a developing nation. Our land and labourcosts are so much cheaper than the US . Why are our cars so expensive?It does not make any sense. Tak masuk akal.Then here are some car prices from our neighbour Indonesia . The
Toyota Altis sells in Indonesia for about RM46,000. The same car sellshere for around RM 112,000. Again we are three times more expensivethan Indonesia .The Honda Jazz sells here for RM108,000.. In Indonesia the Jazz sellsfor RM 36,000. Three times more expensive.We are paying ridiculously high prices (and actually impoverishing theMalays – who are the largest buyers of cars in Malaysia ) to support anout of date, out of touch with reality motor car policyWe are paying the highest car prices in the world to support theProton and other locally made cars as well as support a mind bogglingAP policy which only benefits a relatively few rich Malays. Adisproportionately large number of Malays and other Malaysians arebeing impoverished to subsidise the wealth of a few inefficient rich.26 million Malaysians have to pay three times more for their cars justto support Proton and 120,000 people who are directly and indirectlyinvolved in the motor sector in Malaysia and the AP holders. That is aratio of 216:1.This ratio of 216:1 is too skewed. 26.0 million happier people cancontribute many more votes than 120,000 members of an inefficientmotor industry. 26 million unhappy people can change a Government.(The maths is not really difficult here)And this outdated policy is impoverishing the Malays more than anyone else.Here is some news from our DPM Tan Sri Muhyudin Yassin about our carpolicy. This is truncated:Muhyiddin assures govt support for automotive parts and component sector1. KUALA LUMPUR , May 26 — The deputy prime minister said special focuswill be given to “facilitate and encourage” the development of theautomotive parts and component sector despite the current global and
regional economic downturn.2. “Under the CEPT and Asean Trade in Goods Agreements, Malaysia hasagreed to eliminate import duties on all products in the Normal Trackon January 1, 2010. This includes motor vehicles, auto parts andcomponents,” he said.3. He pointed out that . . . the motor vehicle sub sector in Malaysiawill not be directly impacted because of its heavy dependence on thedomestic market.4. “The Malaysian government recognises the contribution of thedomestic automotive industry towards the development of the country.”Para 2 sounds promising but then Para 3 and 4 basically says that theMalaysian motor car industry will continue to be protected. This meanswe will continue paying the highest car prices in the world forautomobiles.Cuba kita kira : kala u kereta Honda Jazz di jual dengan harga yangsebenarnya (lebih kurang RM36,000 saja) dan bukan pada harga sekarang(RM108,000) maksudnya bayaran bulanan pembeli kereta akan jadi kurang,mungkin sepertiga sahaja daripada bayaran bulanan sekarang.Jika sekarang orang bayar RM1,500 sebulan untuk beli Honda Jazz, kala uharga kereta lebih menepati harga pasaran dunia, orang kita perlubayar sekitar RM500 saja sebulan.Maksudnya tanpa Kerajaan perlu membuat apa pun (merangsang ekonomi,belanja berpuluh billion Ringgit duit rakyat untuk stimulus dansebagainya) setiap rakyat Malaysia yang membeli kereta yang sehargadengan Honda Jazz akan dapat menjimatkan sehingga RM1,000 sebulandaripada kos sara hidup bulanannya.This is like giving the car buyer an RM1000 pay rise without incurringany extra costs for the taxpayer, the Government or the economy. Itwill greatly reduce the cost of living in Malaysia and spur greatereconomic growth too.Tapi sekarang, yang menjadi mangsa dulu dan yang menjadi miskin duluorang Melayu juga. Orang Melayu yang paling ramai sekali menjadipembeli kereta dalam negara kita. Orang Melayu kebanyakannya makan
gaji – tiap bulan dapat gaji tetap. Bila harga kereta naik gila, yangmenjadi miskin di saf depan sekali adalah orang Melayu juga.In absolute numbers, the Malays are suffering the most because theyare the most in number among the fixed income people who also buycars.Some folks said the other day that Proton has 150 major componentsuppliers, dealers, distributors and about 500 other parts supplierstoo. Of the 150 major component suppliers, about 15 of them are listedcompanies. In total they employ about 120,000 people. The Protonsupply chain is a mix of bumiputras and non bumiputras. But here is asad fact : none of them are operating at their level best efficiency.Our motor car policy is forcing Malaysians to subsidise Proton so thatProton can sustain major inefficiencies in the Malaysian economy. Thisis not a good thing at all.We have to unwind this situation. Set a target of 18 months from nowto unwind all protection for our motor industry Remove theimpoverishing AP policy also in 18 months. Let Malaysian car pricesreflect world market prices for the same makes of cars.If a BMW 535 sells for RM178,000 in America , it should sell for alittle less here in Malaysia (our rentals and salaries are cheaper).The Ministers continue making pronouncements about the car industry asthough nothing has happened. I hope everyone will please wake up. TheGovernment has a real chance of getting thrown out of office in aboutthree years. The people will not accept inept answers anymore.The ridiculous car prices in Malaysia is an issue that is justbeginning to get more attention and publicity. It is going to become areally big issue in the near future. Be forewarned.