Quote: Originally Posted by Walter
Yeah. No one can even afford a car anymore.
in 1960, there was approximately 1 car owned for every 3 people in the population. By 1970, this statistic increased to 1 car for every 2 people. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, the statistic was a little more than 1 car for every 2 people. This dropped slightly in 2000 and 2008, when ownership statistics showed just fewer than 1 car for every two people.
Yer prog bullshit memes are just that, Precipissy, bullshit.
Why the increase in cars?
Could be that two were now needed because both parents worked?
Could be that cars became more common due to productivity?
Hmn... you missed some of your quote up there, Wally...
As the price of cars became more affordable and as international companies began competing with US companies, vehicle ownership underwent significant changes throughout the years. This trend has pointed toward increasing ownership. For example, in 1960, there was approximately 1 car owned for every 3 people in the population. By 1970, this statistic increased to 1 car for every 2 people. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, the statistic was a little more than 1 car for every 2 people. This dropped slightly in 2000 and 2008, when ownership statistics showed just fewer than 1 car for every two people.
The Need For Personal Vehicles In The US
For individuals living in large metropolitan areas, having a personal vehicle is often not a necessity. Metropolitan life offers reliable public transportation, like commuter trains, subways, and buses. For those individuals living in rural areas, however, owning a personal vehicle becomes somewhat of a necessity. This reality is reflected in current vehicle ownership statistics. As of 2013, US Census estimates suggest that there were approximately 1.8 vehicles per household. Vehicle ownership in the US is higher than any place else in the world. Below is a look at some of the US states with the highest per capita vehicle ownership rates.
And then there's the rest of the article.
Owning a car outside of a city of necessary, or at least having access to a car. Just because a person has a car, doesn't mean they're doing 'well', either, financially. It also depends too on insurance, and Gods know that varies depending on the vehicle, the company and so many other factors it's insane. I just upgraded my vehicle and though my insurance didn't go up that much, I was told that insurance rates are going up/are up to almost the highest it was at a few years ago. AKA it's "bad", not as bad as it could be, but bad.
Having a car does not denote wealth.