Yeah, it must have been earlier or later than that. I did buy one new
in the late 70's or early 80's for around that much.
Roger Shoaf wrote:
> No way could you possably buy a 76 Pontiac Grand Am for $14,000.
> They didn't make them in 76.
> Roger Shoaf
> If knowledge is power, and power corrupts, what does this say about the > Congress?
> > Most of what you say is true but the analogy doesn't work. In 1976 I
> > could buy a Pontiac Grand Am for around $14,000 and a gallon of gas for
> > $.60. Gas here is now $3 but the Grand Am isn't $70,000.
> > BBE.
> > Steve wrote:
> > >
> > > You do know Exxon Mobile Corp is the same company right???? The ticker
> > > symbol is XOM go check it out. And FYI US gas prices are some of the
> > > cheapest in the industrialized world. The cheapest of any country you
> > > would want to live in anyway. US gas prices haven't even really kept up
> > > with inflation. Compare the price of a new car 30 years ago with the > price
> > > of a new car today and then compare the amount gas has gone up in the > same
> > > period of time. As far as losing I guess if you do nothing but sit > around
> > > and complain you lose. If you have money in the oil industry or in the
> > > alternative fuel industry which is now being driven up by high gas > prices
> > > you are doing anything but. Pacific Ethanol up 200% in less than 6 > months.
> > > High gas prices are either an opportunity or a burden it all depends on
> > > your response to them. Further all the oil company haters should be
> > > THRILLED by high gas prices because high gas prices are the only thing
> > > that will drive development of alternative fuels which they claim to > want.
> > >
> > > > > >
> > > > Yeah, every time Mobil fires a shot by raising the price 3 cents,
> > > > Exxon fires back by raising the price by 5 cents. We lost. > > > >
> > >
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