Being from the US I can say I am a fortunate young Eos owner. I recently went to the other VW websites for other countries and regions and I am having sticker shock on your behalf. I priced a comp Eos "overseas" and If I were to buy it anywere else it would cost approx 1/3 more than I paid here. That is not a small bit of change.
Please don't think I am bragging. I'm not. For all you UK and AUS folks, cheers. You have a wonderful automobile. I only wish there was a way you could buy one at US prices and ship it without the customs charge that would bring it to the same price you pay there.
Well it's not just Eoses, Pepino, it's cars in general.
What you pay in Dollars we pay in Pounds! I don't know today's US prices exactly but if you pay $20000 maybe for a V8 Mustang we would have to pay £23-24000 - twice as much! What does a Chrysler Crossfire 3.2 V6 retail for over there? Here it's the equivalent of $50000! And for the SRT6 version it's over $70000!
You really don't know you're born over there when it comes to new car prices. Even European cars are cheaper there; how about $43250 for the cheapest possible 6 cylinder BMW 3-series? $62000 for a Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3 Ltd?