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    Because the VALUE, of the dollar continues to fall, thus meaning it takes a lot more of them to make a purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don B View Post
    Because the VALUE, of the dollar continues to fall, thus meaning it takes a lot more of them to make a purchase.
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    Happen to have the window sticker from my '98 F150 XLT. MSRP is "$24,780".

    Quote Originally Posted by DBRYAN View Post
    True, but I bought a 2006 F-150 for about $15K in 2006 so that's about a 50% increase in 6 years. However the F-150 is more American made then most so I'll keep mine.
    FORD's 2013 MSRP for F150 XLT is "$28,685" which is a $3905 change, so that's about a 15% increase in 15 years.

    Why are FORD's published figures (about a 15% increase in 15 years) so dramatically different from yours ("about a 50% increase in 6 years")?

    Let's look at the veracity of the original contention suggesting prices have been going "up 10% every year and in some cases 20%" by plugging in a 1998 FORD XLT at MSRP $24,780 & the minimum increase of "10% every year":

    '99 $27,533 - 2000 $30,593 - '01 $33,992 - '02 $37,769 - '03 $41,965 - '04 $46,628 - '05 $51,809 - '06 $57,565 - '07 $63,961 - '08 $71,068 - '09 $78,965 - '10 $87,738 - '11 $97,487 - '12 $108,319 - '13 $120,354
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    Quote Originally Posted by FibberMckee View Post
    Why are FORD's published figures (about a 15% increase in 15 years) so dramatically different from yours ("about a 50% increase in 6 years")?
    I must be a great negotiator.

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    i have a optioned out 2011 Mercury Milan aka Ford Fusion that stickered for 27k. They went up about 1.5k per year since 2008. The new Chrysler 300 went up 7k in one model year. A new fully optioned F150 goes for 40k plus. Popular vehicles sell for what the markey will bear, has nothing to do with Union vs non Union labor. Another fallacy exposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewhedd View Post
    i have a optioned out 2011 Mercury Milan aka Ford Fusion that stickered for 27k. They went up about 1.5k per year since 2008. The new Chrysler 300 went up 7k in one model year. A new fully optioned F150 goes for 40k plus. Popular vehicles sell for what the markey will bear, has nothing to do with Union vs non Union labor. Another fallacy exposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBRYAN View Post
    True, but I bought a 2006 F-150 for about $15K in 2006 so that's about a 50% increase in 6 years. However the F-150 is more American made then most so I'll keep mine.
    The lowest MSRP for the 2006 was $18,930 for a basic regular cab Styleside. My guess is your memory wants to believe you bought it for $15K
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadman View Post
    The lowest MSRP for the 2006 was $18,930 for a basic regular cab Styleside. My guess is your memory wants to believe you bought it for $15K
    A rebate, small discount, and dealer cash could have easily gotten the price down to 15. Maybe his memory is fine.

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