Yesterday, Stephen Mejias and I were looking at pictures of the Spiral Groove SG1.1 turntable, a fine looking product which currently sells for $25,000 (per our Stereophile 2011 Buyer's Guide). I remarked that a car could be bought at this price point (a 2011 Toyota Camry New with LE trim can currently be purchased at $25,750.00 MSRP). SM's response was the following: "The same degree if not more engineering was put into that turntable than a car at that price point."
Do you agree?
(this question is not necessarily specific to the SG1.1 -- can be applied to any component you feel)