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30 June 2009 @ 04:15 pm
about the price of a car  
Poll #1423423 price of a car

When someone says "about the price of a car," what do you think?

less than $1,000
more than $100,000
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A Sage With a Slight Flaw in Her Charactereccentrific on June 30th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
I actually think about $10K-$30K, but I could only choose one half that range.
David Policardpolicar on June 30th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, exactly this.
clio callisto athenejencallisto on July 3rd, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
Yes, this.
mathhobbitmathhobbit on June 30th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Really, it depends whose car. I don't expect ever to spend over $30,000 on a car, but I know some people pay double that.
The Water Seeker: daeklaplymouth on June 30th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
I don't think anything at all because that's too damned vague. It's almost as useless as "the price of a college education" which could mean anything from community college through a PhD at a private university. OK, it probably means a BS, but there's still the range of resident tuition at a state school through ivy league.
Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fictiontesting4l on June 30th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
I think 1k-10k. But that's because I can't imagine ever buying a brand new car.
pekmezpekmez on June 30th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
When I say/hear that something costs the price of a "foo", I figure since it's a comparison I will assume the price of a new car and not a decked-out luxury car or a beater, though of course you can buy cars anywhere in that range of prices.

My bucket is probably centered around $20K too, and it is a useful metric kind of like "the price of a refrigerator" or "the price of a house" are. is it bigger than a breadbox? does it cost as much as a car?
Patriciatrysha on June 30th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
I tend to think about who is saying it.

I know a few people who could easily say 'the price of a car' and mean 60k
And a few who wouldn't dream that a car could ever cost that.

A little nightnacht_musik on June 30th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Mind you, *I* wouldn't pay that much for a car, unless it were the only way to get a reliable efficient hybrid. But I have the impression that most new cars are in that range.
just a guy made of dots and lines: drivercrs on June 30th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
mmm... Tesla...
kelkyagkelkyag on June 30th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
More than a month's rent and less than a house.
Binkbinkbink on July 1st, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
Yes, what kelkyag said.
Which works out to a few K up to maybe $30K. I tend to center on $10K if pressed.
Natashahoneyartichoke on July 1st, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
sometimes people say "price of a luxury car" - for which the answer would be different, over 30k or even over 60k.