: What would your car cost new today?



I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-30-13, 02:16 PM
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

M (http://www.westegg.com/inflation/)y Marauder was $35,305 in 2003. In today's money, that is $43,849.

According to Edmunds, the 2013 Charger SRT8 Superbee's MSRP starts at $42,450. From what I understand, the Chevrolet SS (2014) is supposed to be in the 42-44k range as well.

ryannel2003
06-30-13, 02:46 PM
The Deville was $45600 brand new. Today it would cost $55000

HAZZARDJOHN
06-30-13, 03:36 PM
My Caddy was somewhere around 10K new, which is roughly 42K today.

Submariner409
06-30-13, 03:52 PM
Based on the original sticker price (before tax, tags, title) of $54,450 +/- and multiplying that by the annual inflation rates for each year since 2002 gives a 2013 figure of $70,440 +/-.

cadillac kevin
06-30-13, 04:07 PM
My lesabre cost around 13k back in 1983. Today that would be approx 30k. My caddy cost about 27k in 1986. Today, that is approx 55k.
BTW, not sure how a caddy was worth twice a lesabre (fit and finish wasn't much better and performance was far worse), but whatever.

Jesda
06-30-13, 05:22 PM
My Saab was way overpriced in 1991 which of course is why sales fell to a trickle after the 1980s.

$35,000 comes to $58,110. :bonkers:

The 900 automatic turbo convertible cost almost double that of a base model 900 sedan. Currently the car is worth $3k-$6k.

thebigjimsho
06-30-13, 06:18 PM
My '92 SHO had a sticker near $28,000.

My parents' '72 2002 cost just under $6000.

253ctsv
06-30-13, 06:35 PM
All this really gives new meaning to depreciation lol

brandondeleo
06-30-13, 06:48 PM
$26,810 MSRP in 2000, $35,301 in 2012.

MoistCabbage
06-30-13, 06:55 PM
The window sticker is buried somewhere, but after the dealer piled on all the options and after market accessories (my car was a demo) it was just over $62,000.

$62,000 in '01 = $80,351.72 today, apparently.

orconn
06-30-13, 07:16 PM
My '92 SHO had a sticker near $28,000.

My parents' '72 2002 cost just under $6000.

Wow! I didn't know you could pay that much for a BMW 2002 in 1972. Most of my friends payed around $3200. for a 2002 at that time. Maybe they were cheaper in Los Angeles.

Submariner409
06-30-13, 07:44 PM
If you want to go back in time, I special ordered a 1965 Chevelle Malibu SS 327/350 from Chevy Chase Chevrolet in 02/65. 4-speed, posi, transistor ignition, HD cooling, HD battery, P/S delete, P/B delete, 7.75/14 wheels/tires, tinted glass, base radio, A/C delete. Emerald Green Metallic with Camel interior. Car came in in 04/65. Final sticker price ??? $2288. (I have the original invoice) Out the door with tax, title, tags it was just under $2500. I drove that car about 91,000 miles, including 3 years in Italy (USN staff duty) and totalled it (totalled in spades) in '71. ($16919 in 2013)

You could buy a brand new 1965 Pontiac GTO 389 TriPower 4-speed posi for about $2,900 - out the door.

thebigjimsho
06-30-13, 08:34 PM
Wow! I didn't know you could pay that much for a BMW 2002 in 1972. Most of my friends payed around $3200. for a 2002 at that time. Maybe they were cheaper in Los Angeles.

They had some dealer installed options, such as the Frigiking...

ThumperPup
06-30-13, 08:52 PM
My es350 new sticker base was 36k I think. The options factory installed brought it up around 43k.

orconn
06-30-13, 08:56 PM
My 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT was $18,000. on the showroom floor in Beverly Hills in 1965. If you bought one at the factory, without duty or Italian taxes,FOB Sant'Agata Bolognese you could get one for just under $12,000. (a new Jaguar E-type was $4200 delivered to NYC on the GI purchase plan in 1968). I bought my car directly from Automobili Ferrucio Lamborghini in Sant'Agata, it had been the 1964 Geneva show car that started Lamborghini's commercial sales. When it was offered to me, it had 32,000 Kilometers on it and it was painted gold metallic and had a black leather interior. I told the factory that I could not use a "gold" car, and they said they would go through the car make sure that it was mechanically as new and that they would paint it any color I wanted if I were to buy the car. I specifically wanted a 350 GT instead of the newer 400 GT because emission laws had just changed and I wanted to be sure I could import the and register it in California with no problems. The other problem was that the car would have to be shipped down around the Cape of Africa to a port on the Red Sea for delivery to me ( I was to be the second Lamborghini owner in Ethiopia and the third in all of Africa!). In order to do this and have it insured during shipping the car had to be completely encased in a custom built wooden shipping crate. Lamborghini agreed to refurbishing=h the car and paint it "Amaranto" (dark red) have it crated and sipped to me for $6500. So I agreed to buy it.

This was in 1968, a year of tumult around the world, between the Pueblo being captured and the TET Offensive many peoples plans changed as the year progressed. In my Case my good life and stay in Africa was shortened and I was to end the year in Vietnam, along with a lot my fellow spooks, after a few months training in Washington. So my Lambo never made the trip to Africa and was delivered to the Port of Los Angeles (the only Lambo ever delivered to the US fully wood crated!). I was sitting in a bunker at Camp Evans near the DMZ when my mother, with the help of Jack Robbins (Lamborghini's West Coast Tech Rep) took deliver and promptly put the car in storage until I return. I finally drove it for the first time five long months later. I owned and enjoyed it for ten years before selling it to a collector for $9500.

The reason I tell you all this long story is that a Lamborghini 350 GT similar to mine sold in April of 2013 for $550,000!

77CDV
06-30-13, 11:43 PM
According to this nifty site, Rebecca would cost about $45,000 and Babe $55,600 today. :shocked:

Submariner409
07-01-13, 08:21 AM
Using a pocket calculator and the posted graph I came up with a price for my STS that was only $150 less than the below site.

Take the guesswork out of this mindless exercise - use this ................

http://inflationdata.com/Inflation/Inflation_Calculators/Inflation_Calculator.asp

HAZZARDJOHN
07-01-13, 10:26 AM
You know what I used that for? I have always wondered how much that teacher on the Breakfast club really made. He was bragging about 33K a year and I was making that in college (when I first saw it) so it always seemed off to me. Now I know he would be making about 71K in todays dollars! LOL Now it doesn't seem so lame!

gdwriter
07-01-13, 04:55 PM
Betty:
Base price, Impala four-door hardtop V8: $2,850/$20,818
With options, 327 V8, automatic, PS, PB, A/C, radio: $3,828/$27,968

A 2014 Impala 2LT with a V6 and no additional options is $29,950.


Sabrina:
Base price, Seville SLS: $42,485/$55,060
With options (http://autos.aol.com/cars-Cadillac-Seville-2001-SLS_w_Monochromatic_Exterior_Pkg.__4dr_Sedan/options/), White Diamond, Wood Package, SLS Luxury Package: $44,830/$58,099

Submariner409
07-01-13, 05:03 PM
Where you been ?? Doing any autocross lately ?? (Hope you're still head-over-heels in love !!!)(Give Hoover a doggy biscuit for me)

CadillacLuke24
07-01-13, 05:44 PM
1996 Cadillac Sedan DeVille in 1996 dollars, new: $36,544 (and the friggin WY DMV uses THIS for licensing :nono:)
1996 Cadillac Sedan DeVille in 2012 dollars, new: $52,798.18

1996 Cadillac Sedan DeVille in 2012 dollars, GOOD KBB private party: $2,840
1996 Cadillac Sedan DeVille in 1996 dollars, GOOD KBB Private party: $1,948.52

For funs, my Dad was able to go to skools for $750 a semester during the late 1980s (we will use 1987 as a base referral year). That is $1500 a year. We will use 16 credit hours for reference. Rates are based on In-state students.

University of Wyoming tuition (16 credit hours) in 1987 dollars: $1,500
University of Wyoming tuition (16 credit hours) in 2012 dollars: $2,983.99
Univeristy of Wyoming tuition (16 credit hours) in 2013 dollars: $3456

Dad was able to pay for EVERYTHING (food, books, house) with that $1,500. The $3,456 for me gets class ONLY.

Guess I should shut up and be happy I can get two jobs over the summer, and the RA thing during the school year. I'm one lucky dude :D

truckinman
07-01-13, 05:53 PM
Wow. I just looked up the 1989 Toyota Camry my step dad bought brand new for 20k. It was a fully loaded model. V6, sunroof, all that, and that comes out to 36900 or so in today's money. Course he traded a Mercedes 450 SEL for it too.

gdwriter
07-01-13, 10:47 PM
Where you been ?? Doing any autocross lately ?? (Hope you're still head-over-heels in love !!!)(Give Hoover a doggy biscuit for me)Yes, I am still very much in love with a fantastic woman who loves me. Hoover's doing great, and I have a new kitten who's adorable when he's not running amuck. Last autocross was about a month ago; I don't think I have another until sometime in August. Have been very busy with freelance work and teaching summer classes when I'm not spending as much time as I can with Nancy.

Life is good. My best to you and Karen.

greencadillacmatt
07-02-13, 02:30 AM
Just looked up my '84 CDV and my '93 SDV. Looks like Al (the '84) costs about $18,798 when new, and in 2012 dollars that is about $40,898!!! Holy Crap!

Chives ('93) was around $35,960 when new, and in 2012 dollars it is $56,277!! Wow!

I can't believe how huge a gap that is for both cars. :cookoo:

(Since my Challenger is newer, she only had about a $1,750 difference between 2009 and 2012.)

talismandave
07-02-13, 09:13 AM
"Chives", Well then KCCO!:thumbsup:

Submariner409
07-02-13, 09:32 AM
Hoover's doing great, and I have a new kitten who's adorable when he's not running amuck.

Mom had a yellow lab and a tabby kitten - the two were inseparable. It truly was a Mutt & Jeff act.

Cadillac Kid03
07-03-13, 05:05 PM
2003 Cadillac Seville MSRP $45,535
1992 Z28 Camaro MSRP $19,960.00

greencadillacmatt
07-04-13, 01:30 AM
"Chives", Well then KCCO!:thumbsup:

Actually it has nothing to do with that, but I've never made the connection until now. So well done, Dave!

You know how people riding in your car (especially Cadillacs, for some reason) like to say "Home James"? Well my brother climbed in one day and says "Home Chives". I asked "Chives?" and he says "Yep, Chives." I liked the name, especially since it is a greenish color, and it stuck. It's like a fancy butler!

ben.gators
07-04-13, 04:10 AM
1999 Cadillac Seville STS, the final paid price was $47k (not MSRP). In 2013 it is $65,700!

2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0 L Turbo Performance, MSRP 46k, and in 2013 it is still $46k! :p

thebigjimsho
07-05-13, 01:59 AM
Actually it has nothing to do with that, but I've never made the connection until now. So well done, Dave!

You know how people riding in your car (especially Cadillacs, for some reason) like to say "Home James"? Well my brother climbed in one day and says "Home Chives". I asked "Chives?" and he says "Yep, Chives." I liked the name, especially since it is a greenish color, and it stuck. It's like a fancy butler!

I have no clue what you're talking about...

ryannel2003
07-05-13, 03:04 PM
Actually it has nothing to do with that, but I've never made the connection until now. So well done, Dave!

You know how people riding in your car (especially Cadillacs, for some reason) like to say "Home James"? Well my brother climbed in one day and says "Home Chives". I asked "Chives?" and he says "Yep, Chives." I liked the name, especially since it is a greenish color, and it stuck. It's like a fancy butler!

When my friends rode in the back of the STS they also called me Chives.

I am no longer friends with those people...

greencadillacmatt
07-05-13, 03:08 PM
I have no clue what you're talking about...

I bet you don't. James.

The-Dullahan
07-05-13, 08:40 PM
Funeral Coaches are always expensive new.

It is an industry effort to lend exclusivity to the owners of them, effectively dictating that usually, only the most civilized people drive them.


That being said, the price I paid for my Pontiac was just about what she cost new.

orconn
07-05-13, 08:50 PM
What kind of exclusivity, Chamus? Granted there are few folks who want to drive them and few who do drive them, and granted their drivers might be excluded from other activities, but I am not sure this adds up to "exclusivity" in the traditional sense.

The-Dullahan
07-06-13, 07:10 PM
The exclusivity that few people can afford to buy new Funeral Coaches and that even less choose to. Not really sure why not. I mean, I don't have/want one because I am really not a fan of modern cars.

Don't get me wrong, many of the people I know have purchased new (two or three years old) or brand new ones as personal vehicles. There ARE Hearses out there that have never seen service.

orconn
07-06-13, 08:15 PM
What does a new hearse cost these days? I would think they would run north of $100,000 by quite a bit.

The-Dullahan
07-08-13, 12:25 PM
Yes, of course, usually at a bare minimum. Some fetch a far higher price, as well.

Not a "car guy" but I admit I do keep close watch on every new vehicle design and even the concepts that the major coachmakers produce to this day. Probabaly why I can spot and identify them better than standard vehicles, which all look essentially the same to me, provided they are mothered by the same company. It is difficult to confuse a Chevrolet for a Toyota, for example, but modern Cadillacs for instance, all look the same. This Fiance of mine who refers to Escalades as the "Bane of her Existence" (Alongside the H2) cannot be blamed for confusing an SRX briefly for an Escalade when she first saw one. Neither of us had been following the company and had (at the time) ever heard of such a car. I stand by her opinion that when you drive a real Cadillac, everything they make today looks the same.

vincentm
07-08-13, 04:56 PM
Yes, of course, usually at a bare minimum. Some fetch a far higher price, as well.

Not a "car guy" but I admit I do keep close watch on every new vehicle design and even the concepts that the major coachmakers produce to this day. Probabaly why I can spot and identify them better than standard vehicles, which all look essentially the same to me, provided they are mothered by the same company. It is difficult to confuse a Chevrolet for a Toyota, for example, but modern Cadillacs for instance, all look the same. This Fiance of mine who refers to Escalades as the "Bane of her Existence" (Alongside the H2) cannot be blamed for confusing an SRX briefly for an Escalade when she first saw one. Neither of us had been following the company and had (at the time) ever heard of such a car. I stand by her opinion that when you drive a real Cadillac, everything they make today looks the same.


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