Rich and recession proof
I FEEL out of place on the road in my 26-year-old Renault.
Surrounded by big modern, fancy cars and SUVs, I feel so old and ancient, driving a relic of another age. Drivers stare at me, wondering what the hell I am doing in fast-moving traffic in an obsolete car that should be on the scrap heap.
But as old as my Renault is, it’s economical on petrol. With fuel at such a high price, I wonder how motorists driving big luxury cars manage. There are lots of smaller, fuel-efficient cars to take you from A to B without draining your pocket. But the sale of luxury goods and exotic cars sees no downward trend even in recessionary times such as these.
Then it dawned on me: the rich are recession proof. The high cost of living and rocketing fuel prices make little dent in their bank balances.
T. MARKANDAN Silverglen, Chatsworth