doug wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:43 pm
$10,000 doesn't buy what it used to. Twenty years ago, you could have bought a brand new, fairly nice, car for that.
I mentioned Dacia above - their cheapest new car in Europe comes in between US$ 8,000 and US $ 9,000 in most countries including about 20% sales tax. In the UK it is somewhat more for whatever reason - maybe the volatility of the UK pound at the moment. This is the stripped down petrol version of the cheapest model. Lots of brands have something that will come in under Euro 10k. Once you start adding "extras" all sorts of little games come into play to push the price higher. Typically if you want a diesel, you have to up at least one trim level for example and get all sorts of "valuable" extras, that you don't need or want, in the process.