Other items to live on must have been cheaper back then, if you make 12.29 per hour and buy a 42k vehicle you are what is known as a special kind of stupid. Then again I'm sure its only 199 per month for the rest of your life.That comes out to $42,253.15 according to the inflation calculator someone posted earlier. Your wages would come out to $12.29 today.
You paid a lot for that Golden Eagle in terms of hours worked - 3,438.46 hours!
There is a local kia dealer that has advertised up to 120 month terms. Nothing like paying for a $17k car three times I guess.Other items to live on must have been cheaper back then, if you make 12.29 per hour and buy a 42k vehicle you are what is known as a special kind of stupid. Then again I'm sure its only 199 per month for the rest of your life.
Sometimes you don't have to wait that long. Lots of hundred thousand dollar millionaires that constantly chase the newest car. I gladly enjoy their 13 month old cars they have taken the initial property tax hit and first year depreciation on. I save 10k on the car and I'm still under 25k miles of warranty with equity too boot. Some people are just stupid. Can't wait for the initial rush of have to have it jk truck owners who will punt it in a year because the fun and new is gone. They can beta test all the bugs out and I get a discount.Wait a few years and get one used with ~50k miles.
Just nicely broken in and you save huge off current prices.
Most of what you've mentioned is only on the Rubicon (at $38k-$58k), and I don't much care for the 8 speed.:sombrero: You could be right, except-
With the highly modified Dana 44s/elock systems/very modified 6-spd stick and supplied /w 33" tires/widened axles/2" additional fender clearance/shorter wheel backspace for immediate switch to 35" tires/complete revamp of the soft top/highly modified steering system--
And for the AUTO drivers--the ZF 8 speed --which is a lightning shifter with controlled engine braking on hills-mileage increase and steering wheel control-!
I'll never go back to the JK !