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Old 11-07-2019, 10:48 PM   #79
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Originally Posted by godfather2112 View Post
Okay, and? Go back to the late 80s - early to mid 90s, pick several sports cars at msrp and adjust for inflation. Id still venture to say there are more cars reasonably priced now than there were back then.

Edit: Also spec them the same. Cars only get expensive now once you start adding features / comfort packages.

Just for reference, a 1989 base 240sx would be almost $28k today. A base 1993 Toyota Supra would be $70k today. Just need to put pricing into perspective.
I'm pretty sure Dex is referring to more recent times.

Just look at Subaru. Yes, they have the WRX and BRZ and the new S209 that we finally get. But lets look at the year 2005...

WRX sedan, WRX wagon, STI, Legacy GT sedan with a manual, Legacy GT Wagon with a manual, Outback XT with a manual, Forester Turbo with a manual, Baja Turbo with a manual, and of course all the non-turbos with manuals too, and all of which "fun" cars and under $30k minus the STI.

Just recently we lost quite a few models. Focus ST gone, Fiesta ST gone, Focus RS gone, Fiat 500 Abarth gone, Forester Turbo gone, Audi TT is in its last year, Beetle is going. None of which have replacements coming. More and more crossovers are taking their place.

Luckily Hyundai/Kia/Genesis are stepping up these last couple years.
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