I was just thinking how you get a lot for your money when purchasing a new car. For £10K you can get something really decent. When you think of the body, treated and painted, the engine, made up of hundreds of parts, all the interior/exterior components, the trim, the systems, the electrical /electronic items, glass, wheels, tyres, and all the labour to source, transport, assemble, test, deliver and sell (and numerous other processes involved), they really do represent excellent value for what you pay. Here's a few comparisons to add perspective: My pal bought a cartridge for his Linn hifi £800 (he negotiated a discount) . You can pay silly money for hifi. My recent quote for a day's tree felling at my house £1200 A motorised canopy over the patio windows £2500 A decent home cinema projector, about the size of a couple of shoe boxes will set you back c£4000 Tarmac driveway quote, estimated at one week to complete £6500 You can get a 2012 Ford Fiesta for less than £9000 (other cars are available). Good value I think.