LALALALAL inflation doesn't exist! you can't trick me buddy. the government wants YOU to believe that your money is worth less than 25 years ago. buying power is actually translated to exactly what it sounds like. buying POWER 💪 and i have the most money, bitches, cars, houses than you'll ever have. the interior of even my fridge has better touch surfaces than my overpriced gr corolla. i can go downstairs to my Meneghini La Cambusa fridge and have a better time with that than this shoe closet of a car. say NO to inflation and tell them what things are REALLY worth with your calculatorthe last few pages have been great fun.
trying to compare the GRC interior to the CRX interior and saying it's bigger, then saying with (I presume) a straight face, that the CRX was lighter and had a sunroof is hilarious.
when you were 16 and driving your CRX you probably weighed 100lbs less than you do today (not an insult, just the reality of life) so the interior didn't feel quite as cramped. the safety standards that cars have today vs 1987 are a lot tougher too, if a CRX were tested using today's standards it would get 0 stars. the Corolla is built to the safety standards required by law. that represents about 800 to 1000 lbs of extra weight. it's a distractingly silly comparison.
as far as cost and quality, the reality is, the GRC interior is on par (better even) than I recall my Integra GSR being (sans sunroof). why is that important? it's important because in 1998 I paid $20,000 for that car. the buying power of $20,000 today is about $37,000. the GRC, as compared to the GSR offers so many more features. AWD vs FWD, more power/weight to name a few. optional LSD pushes the price higher (which was never an option for the GSR). the place where the quality feels very similar is the interior. manual cloth seats, some soft touch surfaces, but mostly just a utilitarian interior that highlights what both of these cars do well, which is drive.
you don't have to like the car, we are all unique and different individuals and have different life experiences that mold who we are and what we want, your reasons don't have to make rational sense to anyone else. what you do have to expect is for other people to point out where your reasons are very irrational.
and I'm here to tell you, $40,000 today has the buying power of what $21,500 had in 1998 (25 years ago). is that depressing, and is that a cumulative price change of 85%? yes and yes.
i think it's in the infotainment but i'm 99% sure it's in SOME setting SOMEwhere because I kept seeing it while playing around. could be on the app as well1.) Infotainment or cluster settings? I think I looked before and couldn't find it.
2.) Alabama so pretty much. $41k and some change.