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#154 of 158 Re: This mandate [xwesx](andre) [hpmctorque] [andre1969] [hpmctorque]
Oct 23, 2012 (10:40 am)
I imagine the '13 Corolla costs less or no more than the '85 Camry, in inflation adjusted dollars, even though it has more safety and convenience features.
Oh, definitely! That $14,000 Camry that Consumer Guide tested in 1985 would come out to around $30,108 today, adjusted for inflation. But I just spec'ed a Corolla on Edmund's, and the most I could get it up to was $21,755 with freight.
Working backwards, that Corolla price would come out to around $10,116 in 1985 dollars.
#155 of 158 Re: This mandate [xwesx](andre) [hpmctorque] [andre1969] [hpmctorque] [andre1969]
Oct 23, 2012 (2:50 pm)
#157 of 158 speaking of progress
by steve_ HOST
Nov 05, 2012 (12:48 pm)
"Fuel economy of new vehicles purchased in October hit its highest level since at least 2007, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said Monday.
The average fuel economy based on window-sticker value of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in October was 24.1 mpg — the highest level yet, and up 4.0 mpg from October 2007, the first month of monitoring."
Survey: Fuel economy in new cars hits highest level since '07 (Detroit News)
#158 of 158 Re: speaking of progress [steve_]
Nov 05, 2012 (2:02 pm)
I wonder if the gains will slow now that gas prices are falling? $3.33 average in VA the radio said this morning.