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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 12:52 PM
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67. Oh, I'm sure that there were "welfare queens" driving cadillacs.
With the oil embargo in the 70s and the tripling of gas prices, everybody was selling their guzzlers and buying Hondas and Datsuns, which glutted the used car market with Caddies and Mercurys and all those other 10 year old 6mpg monsters. Most of which wound up in the hands of the poor, because they could pick them up for a couple hundred bucks.

Driving brand new caddies? No way.

Driving 10-15 yr old oil belching, gas guzzling monsters? Way.

I had a 12 yr old Town & Country (?) station wagon, that got 8mpg. Paid $150.00 for it.
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