Today's modern cars are marvels of technological and engineering innovation. They run better, last longer, and have more advanced technology and safety features than ever before. The downside is that new cars are simply more expensive. According to the automotive publication Motor Age, you would have paid $2,005 for a car in 1915. That works out to $46,879 in today's dollars. USA Today reports that the price of an average new car increased in 2015 by 2.6% to $33,560.
But here's the good news.