$14,000 new in 1970 $25,000 today -- I'm vindicated!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Nomen Nescio, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. Nomen Nescio

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    A Citabria cost $14,000 new in 1970. It is a light airplane , made by
    Champion Aircraft Corp. Today, it sells for $25,000 and delivers
    incredible performance today, just as it did when new, 36 years ago. Your
    Viper can't touch it.

    Bought a $14,000 car in 1970? Today, its worth $100.

    The reason why is in all the recommendations I have made over the past
    year. Its engineering, engineering and engineering. That's aircraft style
    engineering, not auto engineering.

    The figures don't lie. Aircraft "style" engineering would not make your
    $25,000 car cost $250,000; it would add only a few thousand dollars. Those
    few extra thousand dollars would reap huge rewards thirty years down the
    road when you trade it in. You would get twice your money back.

    Listen good people. Stop flushing down your hard-earned money on J-U-N-K
    dreamed up by ex-toilet bowl designers.
    Nomen Nescio, Mar 1, 2006
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    kmatheson Guest

    Well and good, but most of us would have a hard time using an airplane
    to get to where we need to go.

    -Kirk Matheson
    kmatheson, Mar 1, 2006
  3. Depends on which $14k car you bought. I'm sure a Hemi Cuda convertible is
    worth more than your plane.
    No, it is supply and demand. Don't confuse that with engineering.
    How much is aircraft going to add to the cost of ownership? You can be sure it
    will be huge amounts of money compared to regular car maintenance.
    Maybe you should come up for air and you would understand how things work
    in the real world.
    Alex Rodriguez, Mar 1, 2006
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    John Kunkel Guest

    You'll be hard pressed to find a $25K Citabria unless it's wrecked.
    Incredible performance? 120 mph is mediocre by aircraft standards.
    The reason a used Citabria still brings more than it's original cost is
    simple and demand. New ones cost $100K and there aren't that many used ones
    Same reason a Hemi Cuda convertible with all that lousy engineering brings
    John Kunkel, Mar 1, 2006
  5. On Wed, 1 Mar 2006 02:00:03 +0100 (CET), Nomen Nescio

    Whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. That reel is whining a bit. Has it got a
    magnetic anti backlash brake on it.
    Frank Boettcher, Mar 1, 2006
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