How Cars Got So Expensive | WheelHouse


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  • Sheila olfieWay
    Sheila olfieWay  52 minutes back

    so why did the price increase???

    • Robbie Dozier
      Robbie Dozier  18 hours back

      That Meshuggah shirt tho

      • Mawo Duffer
        Mawo Duffer  1 days back

        I want to make a very featureless affordable sedan for people who have no choice but to get a car. No radio or air conditioning. The body of the car would be plastic and the frame would only be as good as it needs to be to be safe. There would be basic rims with no hub caps. Probably an in-line 4 with a cvt transmission that takes regular gas.

        • OldPossum
          OldPossum  2 days back

          Nope. Sorry Millennial. I remember the 1960s. A new car lasted 100,000 miles tops and often needed major repairs like valve jobs, water pumps and transmission rebuilds at 50 or 60k miles. Not to mention tune ups, spark plugs and brake jobs about every 10k miles. Today’s cars routinely hit 100k miles on just oil changes and lots of them are still rolling with more than a quarter million miles on the odometer. When you factor in longevity and cost per mile to operate cars are LESS EXPENSIVE than they were 50 years ago, which is why most families now can afford at least two cars.

          • OldPossum
            OldPossum  2 days back

            Nope. Sorry Millennial. I remember the 1960s. A new car lasted 100,000 miles tops and often needed major repairs like valve jobs, water pumps and transmission rebuilds at 50 or 60k miles. Not to mention tune ups, spark plugs and brake jobs about every 10k miles. Today’s cars routinely make a 100k miles on just oil changes and lots of them are still rolling with more than a quarter million miles on the odometer.

            • Arsyad Idris
              Arsyad Idris  2 days back

              7-9 year loan for a car is normal in my country, but the interest is usually not more than 4-5pc. How is 25pc interest even legal?? How is interest >15pc legal? Deymn...

              • Raw and Uncensored
                Raw and Uncensored  3 days back

                The banking system. That's the problem. They make up inflation. People have to rely on making more loans for more things as our wages stay the same as they were 30 years or so ago. Bam. Perfect debt slaves. I'd say what we would have to do to correct this problem but nobody would be willing to do it. So when the day comes that we have to take out a loan for our groceries... just remember it's only like that because everyone is allowing it to be like that.

                • GJL625
                  GJL625  4 days back

                  Do forget the biggest expense of a car is all the government regulations.

                  • Headshot HatTrick
                    Headshot HatTrick  1 days back

                    U mean like safety regulations?, Or common sense shit like emission

                • HOAGIE
                  HOAGIE  7 days back

                  nice meshuggah shirt Nolan!

                  • Azriel Perlman
                    Azriel Perlman  1 weeks back

                    Love your shirt

                    • American Muddin' with Luke McD

                      Meshuggah my dude!

                      • keagan mark
                        keagan mark  2 weeks back

                        Never spent more then 7,500$ on truck or car.
                        My current vehicles are
                        1. 1994 Toyota Corolla 1,100$
                        2. 1987 ford f 150 for 4,600$
                        3. My beater truck is a Dodge 1500 I got for 500$ from a friend.

                        • Isaac Stevens
                          Isaac Stevens  2 weeks back

                          The problem is capitalism, got it.

                        • kuro neko
                          kuro neko  2 weeks back

                          Dude, what the fuck do you expect when you compare 80s technology to todays one?
                          You can't just say they are cheaper now, because they have stereo and shit. It is just progress, that made them so cheap.
                          4:30 It is not fine. You pay way more while getting the technoligical standart of today, like you did back then.

                          • EZI
                            EZI  2 weeks back

                            just buy a banger off Gumtree

                            • Joe Momma
                              Joe Momma  2 weeks back

                              Because people make $30 something an hour to put a couple of screws!!! Bullshit!!!

                              • burton926
                                burton926  3 weeks back

                                Until 2-3 years ago, I would have agreed that the safety features are "worth it". But today reverse cameras are required by law, most base-models have blind spot warning systems, infotainment screens that go obsolete in 4 years, and stuff like electronic parking brakes that make it nearly impossible for the average Joe/Jane to do regular maintanence DIY. I feel like the sweet spot right now is 2010-2015 base models. Milage isn't too high (50-60k mi), you can get a 60 month loan close to the cost of leasing a brand new car, and the majority of the depreciation hit the first owner. Oh yeah, and the stereo and control are still somewhat analog/serviceable/upgradable.

                                • Gregory Bivona
                                  Gregory Bivona  3 weeks back

                                  And this is why I waited until 0% financing came out for my car. Still overpaid, but at least I am not getting killed in interest! Dealership still took me to the woodshed though

                                  • Salvador Rojas
                                    Salvador Rojas  3 weeks back

                                    You guys should do Top gear style road trips.

                                    • 0MindSwept0
                                      0MindSwept0  3 weeks back

                                      "Wear your seatbelt" ok James ;p

                                      • Archer
                                        Archer  1 months back

                                        Increase in car costs has a lot to do with increase in regulations. If classic cars were manufactured today they’d be extremely cheap but illegal to drive.

                                        • espouse de SACRECOEUR
                                          espouse de SACRECOEUR  2 months back

                                          The concept of selling things that people need at prices they can afford alludes many in America.

                                          • espouse de SACRECOEUR
                                            espouse de SACRECOEUR  2 months back

                                            There is no slow rise of the American median income. The American median income has stagnated or decreased. Quit saying the rising of the American income. It has not risen for over 30 years.

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                                              • Lightwaves
                                                Lightwaves  2 months back

                                                I'm not entirely sure how y'all adjusted for inflation at 0:31 but I believe that should be an even ratio.
                                                $825 to $325 (61% decrease)
                                                $23,000 to $4,300 (81% decrease)
                                                It should be $23,000 to $9,060 (61% decrease) to be a fair comparison.


                                                • Aaron Ehrhart
                                                  Aaron Ehrhart  2 months back

                                                  How did they get so exspensive? 2 words; trade-war THANKS dmfp!!!!

                                                  • Gary Grinkevich
                                                    Gary Grinkevich  2 months back

                                                    Going to be an interesting few years when people start defaulting on those 96 month loan payments and the banks realize they only collected 15k and and repossessed vehicle isn't price fixed like a home and they can't get their other 30k out of a beater and dealerships have to go to the government on mass for another auto bailout.

                                                    • Edgar Kigim
                                                      Edgar Kigim  2 months back

                                                      Love the shirt, hope you’ve seen them live, if not, definitely use a chance when they’re in US!

                                                      • Aleksandar Dochev
                                                        Aleksandar Dochev  2 months back

                                                        You can just buy cheaper car!!!! I live in Bulgaria wich is the poorest country in EU and i drive 2003 mercedes e320cdi a fast safe reliable car with all the bells and whistles
                                                        for 7000 usd . A car that can make 150mph. My work car is 2001 sprinter 212cdi . i bought it when it was on 280000 km and for 100000km the grand total of repairs that has been made is about 2000usd and thats because i once hit a donkey. 100% reliable.

                                                        • Tim
                                                          Tim  2 months back

                                                          Wow, Donut. You’re legitimately trying to tackle the very real and complex socioeconomic issues of wealth disparity/consolidation in late-stage capitalism. Bravo! (Really!!)

                                                          Just be careful with your use of averages. The uber-rich skew the distribution curve of the country’s income rates, so it’s easy to be misled thinking folks at the bottom are doing better than they are. 🤓

                                                          • paroffice
                                                            paroffice  2 months back

                                                            the added problem is also that as soon as you pay your car loan off, it has almost 0 resale value, because cars are designed to be disposable goods now. At this point, just going to save up and buy a "forever" car that's safe, has good fuel economy, and the infotainment is either easy to update or easy to replace with new tech. prob a gently used accord or civic.

                                                            • logan doe
                                                              logan doe  2 months back

                                                              ThE MiRaGe Is SaFeR aNd WoUlD BlOw FoRdS MiNd WiTh ItS FeAtUrEs.

                                                              Nvm that they're notoriously cheap mechanically and give out under 100k, that's part of this high cost lease scam.
                                                              How about new car reliability? Well they have more parts, and more computerized systems, and one of the first rules for both is the more stuff there is, the more likely something will break. Even beyond that, new cars are messing up on basic functions, shit my step mom got a new jeep renegade and it's transmission had trouble under 20k. Now she has a new Cherokee and it's got suspension issues.
                                                              Gm just had a recall on 612 THOUSAND of their vehicles with a variable abs system. It's glitchy computer would lose signal to a brake and lock the opposite side.
                                                              Car manufacturers are putting in useless features on everything, padding their production cost and dealers are charging ridiculous prices for new vehicles and dealer repairs. They've created a bubble and it will pop sooner or later.

                                                              • Spencer Reathaford
                                                                Spencer Reathaford  2 months back

                                                                MESHUGGAHHHHHH FUCK YEA 😂🤙🏻🤙🏻🤙🏻

                                                                • Ihab Landjerit
                                                                  Ihab Landjerit  2 months back

                                                                  Mashugahh t shirt the real deal bro metaaaaalallllllll 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

                                                                  • Ihab Landjerit
                                                                    Ihab Landjerit  2 months back


                                                                    • CraftedMc
                                                                      CraftedMc  2 months back

                                                                      One of the main reasons why the cost of cars keep going up is the amount of government relations that the car manufacturer have to follow, like adding reverse cameras and now, in 2020 or 2021, all cars must have pre-collision tech in every new cars; which increases the price even more.

                                                                      • heylookits thatonedude
                                                                        heylookits thatonedude  3 months back

                                                                        That shirt is sick. Mo metal baby.

                                                                        • The Phoenix
                                                                          The Phoenix  3 months back

                                                                          Lmao Shultz

                                                                          • 5SC Basher
                                                                            5SC Basher  3 months back

                                                                            No one will do it, but if we stop buying new cars, we can change the world.

                                                                            • Andrew Peterson
                                                                              Andrew Peterson  3 months back

                                                                              One episode say Nolan was wearing a periphery shirt and now he’s got on a meshuggah shirt. This just made my day!!!

                                                                              • ZImpresive
                                                                                ZImpresive  3 months back

                                                                                4:54 *Laughs in $900 1997 Toyota Corolla*

                                                                                • ZImpresive
                                                                                  ZImpresive  3 months back

                                                                                  My Car is Cheaper than my phone.

                                                                                  • Questionablemaybe
                                                                                    Questionablemaybe  3 months back

                                                                                    Comrade Nolan calls for the restoration of the Middle Class

                                                                                    • Spencer Brannon
                                                                                      Spencer Brannon  3 months back

                                                                                      Best decision I ever made was to buy a 1994, 5-speed, 1.6 liter geo prizm. Economic and fun, even if it is 5 years older than me.

                                                                                      • WD-42 goo
                                                                                        WD-42 goo  3 months back

                                                                                        Mark my words : nobody in his right mind owns a car that is worth more than their house. Those who do, are either NOT in their right mind, were lucky enough to win the car ... or stole it.

                                                                                        • Matthew Dade Olson
                                                                                          Matthew Dade Olson  3 months back

                                                                                          Came for the facts. Stayed for Meshuggah.

                                                                                          • Cesar Guevara
                                                                                            Cesar Guevara  3 months back

                                                                                            0:13 cuz people don't own homes anymore...

                                                                                            • craigzilla100
                                                                                              craigzilla100  3 months back

                                                                                              Give me a manual gear box option for Christ sake, and shave off a couple Grand!!