My son is about to get his first job after graduating (cum laude, let me mention) and wow! Chevrolet's base sedan used to have an MSRP just under (barely under) $10,000. Not now. And the situation with Nissan, Suzuki, and the other slightly better but more expensive cars has also gone up dramatically. A few years ago you could buy a year or two old car, still under factory warranty, and save a couple thousand dollars. Not any more!
You would almost think that the car makers aren't hurting.