Cars were usually less than a thousand dollars and it would take up to 6 weeks to get a new car after ordering it. We ordered our cars up until I think around the late to mid 80’s. We had an Oldsmobile one time that got 30 miles to the gallon of gas and I wish I had one like that today. There were no power brakes, steering or any of that stuff, yet we survived. Cars were then, just as they are now, things everyone wanted and felt they needed. Then as now being able to legally drive was truly a passage in ones life. Cars have changed, gotten more expensive, more toys on them yet we all feel like they are a vital part of life, at least I do.