Creston wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 14:15:
Beamer wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 14:12:
But look at the auto industry. We're constantly getting better products for the same prices.
No, we are not. Where the fuck are you getting this idea from??
The average sale price of a car is now $37000
You used to be able to buy a truck for under 20 grand. Now, unless you don't mind sitting on a church pew and having literally NOTHING on it, you can't get one for under 30.
A Toyota Camry LE was $19,740 in 1999. It's $24,497 today. If it had kept up with inflation, it'd be $29,900 today.
Trucks have changed, because mid-sized trucks didn't sell in the US and they've been pulled from the market - no more Ford Ranger. But you can still buy a Nissan car for under $13k. And a Nissan Frontier starts under $20k.