I do. G30´s are even more basic here in DK. No sat-nav, no ambient light, no M-package. Just 17" alloys, LED lights (non-ICON), park sensors front and rear, cloth seats (electical, no lumbar support), analogue dash. I came from a fully loaded Skoda Superb (my second, both suffered from faulty clutches (DQ200)) so I could trade the Skoda in for my current 520d for a very little amount of money. It was driven my a person from the dealership; 3 months old, 8000 km on the clock.
Would I like more gadgets? Yes, who wouldn´t. But that would mean ordering a new car and speccing it the way I want. And I can´t afford that (read: will not pay that much).
A standard 520d costs £74800.
Navigation Business is £4675.
Navigation Professional is £6450.
Active Cruise is £2900
M-Sport pack is £12670
Comfort seats is £5500
Lumbar support is £650
Ambient light around the same as above
ICON lights is £3600
HUD is £2850
DAB is £900
Leatherette (plastic leather): £1400
Leather Dakota: £5200
And I could keep´em coming. So maybe that explains a little better, why our cars in general are lesser equipped.
I love my base-520d for the feel, the power, the way it drives. And yes, I can live without sat-nav, adaptive cruise, lane assist, blind spot, full electrical seats with memory etc. which I was used to in the Skoda. The BMW is in another league. It has more details (i.e. the color of the dials changes from white to orange at night time), better design, better drivetrain and a better driving experience.
The only necessary change I´ve done to my car is, that I´ve replaced the horrible standard speakers with some OEM HarmanKardon (four mid-tones, four tweeters - standard was only four mid-tones + the subs under the seats).
Oh, almost forgot. Metallic paint is £2650...