OT--Car Ownership

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: OT--Car Ownership
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William L Vanderburg on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:52 pm:

5 years or so before WW2, 1 out of 49 people owned a car in Germany, compared to 1 out of 6 people in America.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:55 pm:

A great testimony for the Ford, not so much for the Benz.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann, Blistrup, Denmark on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:00 pm:

Many of the cars in Germany was Fords - so that proves nothing, Mike. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:37 pm:

5 years or so before WWII, almost all German industry was making weapons for their military, and the people were only promised a Volks Wagen.

Now it is us sacrificing for our bloated defense industry.

F-35 can't turn, can't climb, can't run:

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/07/14/pentagons-big-budget-f-35-fight er-cant-turn-cant-climb-cant-run/

The $400 Billion cost they quote is just for the planes. Total program cost projected to be $1.5 Trillion: 10% of our national debt.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm:

Automobile ownership is not necessarily a sign of prosperity:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:24 pm:


We'll hold the distinction of being the only Nation in the history of the world that ever went to the poor house in an automobile.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William L Vanderburg on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:26 pm:

Compared to some Americans, the Joads were rich....I know several in my family that never owned a car, much less took a ride in one.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:38 am:

I suspect any T owner is more than familiar with the way Americans pushed old cars into ravines or left them to rot in fields rather than keep them up. There is car ownership and there is responsible car ownership, just as there are people who procreate and there are good parents. Let's not pretend they are the same thing.


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