posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 09:36 PM
While the Boomers still live, there will be a KAR KULTURE...once they are gone, the saving, salvaging, refurbishing of antique autos will come to an
If you want to see one of the oldies, you'll have to go to a museum.
The outdated, high pollution emitting internal combustion engine propelled vehicle will be ultimately banned from road ways.
The push, which is more like a sharp shove off of a cliff towards "hybrid cars" is an omen of things to come. Give it ten years, and the older
gasoline powered cars of today will be history. Cash for Clunkers was a gimmick that really accomplished nothing. What is next, is forcing you to buy
a "new environmentally friendly car" or ride mass transit, walk, or ride a bicycle.
Eventually, the age of the vehicle will cut it off from being re-issued a license plate.
Under certain conditions, an older car could be re-licensed, but there will be a stiff tax imposed on it, making it very expensive to drive. Gasoline
will be 7.00+ @ gal, and the reformulated Syn-Petro fuel will not burn well in the old V8 powered gas guzzler. So Profiling down the Strip in a gold
metal flaked `84 Olds Cutlass will be nearly impossible.
As a good "comrade" of the Socialist Republic, you'll have a choice of a nice car, or a nice place to live. But not both. For you have both at
once, you'll have to pay a heavy tax. The government allotted car will be small, cheaply made, fuel efficient and as non polluting as can be made.
Only high officials of importance will get to have Mercedes Benz's or Top End BMW's. The common comrade will get something like a Electric-diesel 2
cyl. YUGO in white or gray-blue enamel. Top speed; 140 KPH. The cost of this jewel will be 20,000 Euros/Ameros, taken from your monthly pay check.
The ownership is really nothing more than a glorified rental program. Once the car is ten years old, it will be recalled and scrapped. Then you get to
buy (rent) another new one, if you still qualify.
If you want a nice place to live instead, in the city near where you work, you'll have a choice of a one or two bedroom flat/condo. ( birth rates
will be limited to one child as it is in China) It'll have the basic's for a comfortable life, without being ostentatious. Simple is the word. The
average footage of your flat will be 900 sq.ft.
To own a house out in the country side that is three, four or more bedrooms, with four other usable rooms, with a pool, a four stall garage, you will
have to be either a corrupt politician or a high ranking official.
Common Comrade will not be able to afford the taxes on such a place.
Right now the average cost a decent car is 25 to 30,000 dollars. A really great high end car will set you back $65,000 plus... In the 1960's a full
optioned Cadillac convertible was $3,900. A Chevy Impala w/V8 was $2,400. A Ramble American Wagon 6 cyl. auto was $1,900. A Ford Falcon 6 cyl. three
speed manual was $1,000. A Chevy Corvette was around $5,000. A Super Charged V8 powered, four passenger, Fiber-glassed Body, 160 mph Studebaker
Avanti was $5,500. A Chevy Corvair Convertible was with every available option was less than $2,200. In 1972 a Ford De Tomaso Pantera was $10,000.
In 1966, a Jaguar XKE was $5,200. In 1965 my fathers dressed out Harley Davidson was $1,500 off of the floor.
Today, the cheapest piece`0 crap car you can buy is $10,000+ easily. Which is why I try very hard to maintain my cars and keep them in good running
order. I can't afford to replace them at the same level. Not unless I want to live on beans and pan cakes for five years!
You can thank the unions for the cost of a vehicle today.
The average cost of a new 1,300 sq ft home w/ three bedrooms in the 1960's was $15 to $18,000. A home like it in 1950 was $10 to $12,000. Some
homes that were 980 sq ft were $9,000. Hundreds of thousands of these cheap starter homes were built.
In 1900, a full blown mansion on estate grounds could be built for under $20,000. Unless the owner wanted very special amenities that were of imported
and rare origins, then the costs escalated. A $50,000 mansion was nearly unheard of, and made the news when one was built.
Today that same little 1,200 to 1,300 sq ft. home is $200,000 plus depending on what city it is in, and where.
The old mansions are multiple millions...
Brand new 5,000 to 7,500+ sq. ft. Mc Mansion homes are a Million dollars minimum. You can thank the Construction Trades unions for the excessive
costs of a houses today. $25 to $35 @ hour labor costs for the guy behind a framing nail gun! Finishing Carpenters get double that. Forget the
Plumbers and Electricians...they charge what ever the hell the want and get away with it.
We have greedily screwed ourselves, and the costs will only go up and up, until everything is government owned, controlled and allocated.
Therefore Comrade, I wanting my Yu-Go " Luxe Edition" in blue-gray with plaid broad cloth interior, the canvas sun roof, and optional silver enamel
wheels in the white wall tire. If please you, could I having the decoration of body pin stripe in red? I will pay! My cousin can for me buy the
chromium custom exhaust pipe cover. It will be looking sweet.