Vietnamese playboys buy luxury cars to …?

December 7, 2006

17:03′ 06/12/2006 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – Maybach, Bentley and Aston Martin cars all have appeared in Vietnam. The biggest interest of Vietnamese playboys is not how expensive the cars are, but whether or not other people have the same models.


Vietnamese playboys only like original things – the things must be different to everyone else’s.


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The Aston Martin Vanquish in Vietnam

Two years ago, the market witnessed Mercedes S-class ‘car fever’, when many of the 78 cars imported to serve the ASEM 5, including S500s and S600s, were sold as soon as they were available.

The attention of playboys later was drawn to BMW series 7. However, now the model, which is priced at $140,000, does not draw much attention from stylish buyers any more.


An A8 car has appeared in Hanoi, and it is equal to an S-class model or BMW series 7, if considering its brand name and originality.


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Bentley Flying Spur on Hanoi’s streets

In early August, when popular people were busy arguing about the taxes imposed on imported used cars, the playboys heard about the appearance of an Aston Martin Vanquish in



The model is not priced less than $230,000 in foreign countries, so it must cost around $721,000 after tax in Vietnam, after the car owner has to pay the 90% import tax (on imported brand new cars), 50% luxury tax and 10% VAT.


After that, the topic of the playboys in Hanoi was the appearance of Bentley’s Flying Spur, a UK luxury car brand name. The price of the car, as quoted on Yahoo network, is $164,990.


Nevertheless, the Aston Martin Vanquish cannot be the No 1 car in Vietnam any more as a Maybach 62 has been imported to Vietnam. A Maybach 62 manufactured in 2006 has the price of $385,250.


Those foreigners who have been living in Vietnam for a long time may understand that the drivers of high-cylinder cars always drive slowly so that everyone can admire their cars. In addition, in Vietnam, the owners of luxury cars like hiding their faces.


That explains why in Vietnam, it is very difficult to know who the actual owners of luxury cars are.


Vietnamese playboys say they don’t like sports cars like Ferraris or Lamborghinis though they are as expensive as the most luxurious sedans, because they think that the sports cars do not have many useful features. In addition, the sports cars prove to be unsuitable to Vietnam’s roads. Therefore, the red Chrysler C6, which is currently favoured by European playboys, has not appeared in Vietnam.



One Response to “Vietnamese playboys buy luxury cars to …?”

  1. lauryn Says:

    crazy, people who have too much money and don’t know where else to throw it…they oughta be burnt with their money. gawsh i’m so evil ….

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