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There was an article in the paper the other day that new car and truck sales are up significantly in our region. The big increase was in medium duty trucks, primarily used by small businesses, but new car sales were up a bit also.
Anyway you slice it, it's good news but it raises a question. With continued high levels of unemployemnt and all government indicators showing annual decreases in middle class salaries, who is forking out the cash for new cars? Even entry level family cars now are approaching the $20,000 price range which is a strain when prices of all other necessities are climbing at record levels. Who can help me with this quandry?
All summer, I've been driving a great looking 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe. It has performed flawlessly, I have been surrounded by a luxurious tufted leather interior and it elicits compliments everywhere I go. The best thing about the car is that I only paid $2,000 for it at the Classic Motorcar Auctions event held at the John S. Knight Center early this spring. There were several great values at that auction but, fortunately for me, the rest of the room was sleeping when this car came up to the podium.
Now that you've heard me gloat about my great car deal, I'd really like to hear your best car deal story.
Heading into the second week of October in Northeast Ohio usually means getting the snow shovels ready and breaking up last year's leftover ice-melt. But wait, it's 2011 and it's over seventy degrees with sunny skies! Don't let the golfers have all the fun; break out your collector cars and motorcycles and get the most driving/riding fun you can from the most perfect weather of the year. We all know what's coming soon...