The era of the mass market disposable car is nigh. Let’s check the trend...
In 1909, Ford’s entry-level Model T cost $850. In 2008, the Ford Focus’ base price is $13,715. Priced in 1909 dollars, Ford’s entry-level U.S. model would cost $633. That’s a net savings of $217 in 1909 dollars compared to the Model T, or about 26 percent. And that’s without considering the vast improvements in safety, comfort, reliability, performance, etc.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Samir Syed at The Truth About Cars
at 10:19 AM