I've heard that in 1980s about 70% of the East German families had their own cars
but I'm not 100% sure.
The majority of them did. It was customary to order a car for your kid when they were little, so they could start driving as soon as they came of age.
Mabool, were East Germans prone to storing their cars for extensive periods of time, like many Soviets? In the USSR, people with cars often used them only for special occasions and roadtrips to the countryside, given that public transport was cheaper, less of a hastle and sometimes even faster for the daily commute.
"The thing about capitalism is that it sounds awful on paper and is horrendous in practice. Communism sounds wonderful on paper and when it was put into practice it was done pretty well for what they had to work with." -MiG
I'd have to look it up, but Austin Murphy mentions in "Triumph of Evil" that most families did have their own car. 70-80 percent springs to mind
Soviet America is Free America!
Under communism, there is no freedom; you are not free to live in poverty, be homeless, to be without an education, to starve, or to be without a job
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