The Dodge Stealth R/T Twin Turbo / Mitsubishi 3000GT VR/4 was introduced in 1991 at $33k. Then Japan had their "Lost Decade" and by the time the VR/4 exited the market in '98 (Dodge having lost the ability to sell them for a profit in 1996) they were $80k cars.
A number of the rationalists have been screaming "currency war" since December 2012 and Drachma Games are definitely a part of the fun.
Judt called the Eurozone an economic union masquerading as a political one with all the downside it entails. Politically, Greece is toxic. Economically, Greece is the bitter pill you have to swallow as part of being the EU.
And I dunno. I'm beginning to wrap my head around a CTS-V or CTS-4. Having lived in Los Angeles for 7 years I know one thing for sure: I will never own a german car. Two presidential administrations in this shithole have made me desire American cars for the sheer perversity of it.