I didn't say that wages match price increases. I said that you made an outstanding salary back then, and so it was much easier to afford a car on that pay.I started out in 1960 at $1.98 which was considered good now project to today, say the average wage is $18.00 . compare that to the price of cars and other things like houses, in 1965 I bought a brick 3 bedroom ranch house for $18500 and compare that to todays prices no way does wages match the price increases You guys are living in lala land
As was said, there are no basic-optioned cars anymore, and people are not building or buying basic homes like they were 40-50 years ago. We had 5 people in a 3-bed, 1-bath 1100 sq ft ranch.