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Old 03-21-2016, 02:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What's cheaper, Mirage or Yugo?

I was just wondering: this may be one of the best new car deals ever. Adjusted for inflation, this is cheaper than anything I can think of except for the Yugo:

In 1985 he turned his attention to the Zastava company in Yugoslavia. Their tiny, Fiat 128-based Yugo entered the U.S. as the cheapest new car available that year, starting at $3995. The Hyundai Excel, which debuted concurrently, was a full grand more. source
$3995 Yugo, 1985 dollars
$4995 Excel, 1985 dollars

$8803 Yugo, 2016 dollars (inflation adjusted)
$9495 Mirage, 2016 dollars
$11,007 Excel, 2016 (inflation adjusted)

So the Yugo still beats it by 600 bucks.
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