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I believe it would be more sensible to have the Dignity merged into Proudia. What do you think? Bravada, talk - 02:17, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
Yes, considering the short length of this article a merger would be sensible. I also think that these are some interesting choices for car names, Proudia and Dignity. Just like the Integra. Its really a quite interesting marketing strategy, take a positive adjective and twist it into a car name. BTW: I also translated the prices, they're about the equivalent of an MB S550 I guess, $84,000 USD. Signaturebrendel 02:53, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
Remember that those are Japanese cars, Japanese "perceive" English quite differently :D BTW, I believe that translating prices to USD is an example of non-worldwide view. Why not GBP, EUR or CHF? Many readers have to convert it anyway, so it's quite bad practice to favor just one group. Have you used the rate from today or the period when the model actually cost ¥9,900K? Let me also remind you that without the knowledge of the Japanese pricing intricacies (taxes, relations to other cars/goods) this info is quite pointless. Cheers, Bravada, talk - 03:52, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, you're right. I didn't really think about it, sorry. I did, however, think of the varying exchange rates and the exclusion of Japanese taxes-I just figured the reader would take that into consideration himself and see the conversion as a very rough figure. I just wanted to show whether or not this is an ultra-lux car like a Rolls, a high-end like an S-Class, a moderately priced flagship like the Q, or a lower priced such as a G35. Also, maybe we could mention that a Dignity costs roughly as much as a S550 in the US? Seems to be somewhat of an accurate statement-again no one should take these converted ideas literally-they are just to be seen as "blurred" rough ideas. On the other hand that might be US-centric as well... (I've removed the "pricing translation") Regards, Signaturebrendel 06:31, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
Now that I read it, I see that I was "a bit" harsh - seems like I'm not good at controlling my WikiStress and I apologize for that. I am happy that we agree though. I guess the relevant info would be to say whether it was cheaper or more expensive then the President and the Century, and perhaps than the W220 if we can get pricing for Japan for early 2000s. But I guess more interesting than pricing in yen or whatever currency is that apparently the Prince and Princess Akishino use a Dignity rather than the usual Imperial Household "fleet" Centuries that e.g. the Emperor or Empress usually ride in.
So, do we merge or not? I'd say we should also merge the Centennial/Equus, as essentially we are talking about the same car here! Bravada, talk - 14:00, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
Yes I'm in favor of a merger. Actually your info on the imperial family was quite interesting, I did see a picture of pricess Akishino, and actually wondered what kind of car she was riding in... anyways, merge. Regards, Signaturebrendel 17:00, 16 September 2006 (UTC)