Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2018, 04:15 PM   #41
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,032
Not interested. This old man wants the latest tech in cars to keep him & others safe from his driving. Well worth the cost to me.
__________________

gerntz is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-11-2018, 04:20 PM   #42
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 90
My cars over the years have been at the time of replacement:
One yucky Mazda, but it did have 98K on trade in. Never again. Enough said.
Four Pontiacs:
A Catalina w/ 165,000 (still had at least 40K left in it)
Three Bonnevilles:
154,000
93,000, (got rid of it I wanted to trade up for leather seats)
My current 2004 Pontiac Bonneville 148,000, got a clean bill of health for at least 50 K more.


And DW is driving a 2003 Hyundai Elantra - low miles, about 60K. We hope to get at least 3 more years although we're starting to shop around now just to familiarize ourselves with new options ex. rear view cameras. I couldn't care less about the onboard computers-my cell phone does mostly the same things and gets replaced for $60 (a tracfone of course)
__________________

PoorOldCountryBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 04:28 PM   #43
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
RonBoyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,447
Oh! I forgot. I had a 1958 Chevrolet Convertible with 348 engine, tri-carbs, four on the floor. I gave it away as scrap at 103,000 miles sometime in the middle 70's.
__________________
"It's tough to make predictions, especially when it involves the future." ~Attributed to many
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." ~(perhaps by) Yogi Berra
"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."~ Lau tzu
RonBoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 04:54 PM   #44
Moderator Emeritus
aja8888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 8,872
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonBoyd View Post
Oh! I forgot. I had a 1958 Chevrolet Convertible with 348 engine, tri-carbs, four on the floor. I gave it away as scrap at 103,000 miles sometime in the middle 70's.


I have a similar story.

But now I have a 2003 Jetta TDI with 323,000 miles on the original engine and transmission.
__________________
......."Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." -- philosopher Mike Tyson.
aja8888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 05:38 PM   #45
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
RonBoyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,447
Yeah, I would like a do-over. But I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.

Thinking further on this, I made two other really poor car decisions. I had a 1956 Chevrolet Nomad that was in great condition that I couldn't get started one morning and simply gave it to a friend.

And earlier, when I graduated from high school I had a 1935 Chevrolet, that even 30 years old was in excellent condition, that I gave away (again not sold) because it had mechanical brakes -- I lived in a mountain town in the Black hills.
__________________
"It's tough to make predictions, especially when it involves the future." ~Attributed to many
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." ~(perhaps by) Yogi Berra
"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."~ Lau tzu
RonBoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 05:58 PM   #46
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
NYEXPAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Miraflores,Peru
Posts: 1,434
I have a 1969 Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce convertible with about 50k on it. I do not know where it is now, but I still have the title.
NYEXPAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 06:12 PM   #47
Moderator Emeritus
aja8888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 8,872
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYEXPAT View Post
I have a 1969 Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce convertible with about 50k on it. I do not know where it is now, but I still have the title.
Those older Alfa's are getting pretty expensive in the collector market. Especially the prime restored ones. I see one being auctioned on B.A.T. (Bring A Trailer) every now and then and they have quite a following.
__________________
......."Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." -- philosopher Mike Tyson.
aja8888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 07:38 PM   #48
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,515
We have a 19 year old Dodge Durango as our second car .
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 07:58 PM   #49
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,603
Another vote for a Toyota Camry. I passed my 2003 Camry on to DH 5 months ago. It only has 84,000 miles on it. He treated it to a new set of tires this week!

I loved that car for many years, but I'm now enjoying my "new" 2014 Corolla. I hope I can keep it a very long time.

Before we had the 2003 Camry we had a 1990 Camry. I drove it from 1990 to 2005 and then we gave it to our son. He drove it until 2009.
__________________
Married, both 63. DH retired June, 2010. I have a pleasant little part time job.
Sue J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 08:13 PM   #50
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 7,119
DW has a love affair with Wranglers. She's owned four. One for ten years and the other currently for eight, it just turned over 17k miles on it. I either love or hate them, in the winter and off road they're hard to beat, for a comfortable ride?
MRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 08:27 PM   #51
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 75
Well, I've been privileged to drive her for only 5 years, but she was born in Stuttgart in 1986. Knock on wood she will continue as my daily driver well beyond 15 years! (See pic)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC_4083.jpg (826.7 KB, 22 views)
__________________
Diagonally parked in a parallel universe ...
steadystate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 08:36 PM   #52
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Colorado Mountains
Posts: 2,604
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRG View Post
DW has a love affair with Wranglers. She's owned four. One for ten years and the other currently for eight, it just turned over 17k miles on it. I either love or hate them, in the winter and off road they're hard to beat, for a comfortable ride?
I just paid $600 bucks today to get the "death wobble" on my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon fixed along with new rear shocks. It is getting to where I share a lot of time for it with the mechanic. It is a 2013 with 67,000 miles. I'm hoping to get a few more years out of it, but not sure it will make it!

On another note. My son just drove out from Virginia for the holidays in his 1995 Geo Prizm. It has about 225,000 miles on it. He started on his trip back to Virginia today.
Hermit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 09:48 PM   #53
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 7,119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
I just paid $600 bucks today to get the "death wobble" on my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon fixed along with new rear shocks. It is getting to where I share a lot of time for it with the mechanic. It is a 2013 with 67,000 miles. I'm hoping to get a few more years out of it, but not sure it will make it!

On another note. My son just drove out from Virginia for the holidays in his 1995 Geo Prizm. It has about 225,000 miles on it. He started on his trip back to Virginia today.
Your experience is probably the reason I haven't bought a Rubicon. Her Sahara is nice but not really a serious off road vehicle. Sure is nice if/when it snows. I'd hate to try driving 800 miles a day in it. My GMC Sierra does that.

My last neighbor had an right hand drive X that he ran a mail route with. He had over a quarter million on it, past wear stuff it was still factory.
MRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 10:02 PM   #54
Confused about dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Akron
Posts: 9
A little late to the party, but out 2002 Odyssey has 287,000 miles. Tranny was replaced as a recall in 2003 or 4. Fabulous van. Minimal issues. Also, we passed along a 1998 CRV 2 years ago; still going strong.
almosttime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 10:14 PM   #55
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 473
1998 Honda Accord, 93K miles. Figure if it's good for 300K, we're good for another 40 years. I'm surprised this Accord wasn't on that list, I can't believe how many other older Hondas I see when I'm driving.
Elbata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 08:17 AM   #56
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
RonBoyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,447
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonBoyd View Post
Thinking further on this, I made two other really poor car decisions.

I had a 1956 Chevrolet Nomad
I had a 1935 Chevrolet
Oops. I notice that I forgot to post pictures of what those cars looked like.

1956 Nomad.JPG

1935 chevrolet.JPG
__________________
"It's tough to make predictions, especially when it involves the future." ~Attributed to many
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." ~(perhaps by) Yogi Berra
"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."~ Lau tzu
RonBoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 08:49 AM   #57
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Fargo
Posts: 237
01 and 04 Lexus LS 430
bloom2708 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 11:10 AM   #58
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,984
I feel a lot better about hanging onto our 2004 Acura MDX—just invested in a new battery for it.
__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 06:36 PM   #59
Recycles dryer sheets
EllisWyatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 237
DW still drives her 1997 BMW Z3 we bought new. My vehicles aren't 15 Years old, but are high mileage - I drive a 2007 F150 w/ 230,00 miles, a 2006 corvette with 99,875 miles (as of today). Gave my 2005 F150 to son when it hit 350,000, and he's still driving it.
Strongly believe in preventative maintenance and driving a vehicle until the wheels fall off. Then putting the wheels back on and driving some more.
EllisWyatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2018, 07:59 AM   #60
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
John Galt III's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,459
1985 Chevy Caprice Classic purchased in 1990. Owned it for 19 years. Traded it in in 2009 with 425,000 beloved miles on the odometer. No huge expenses. Still had original engine and trans when traded. Still running well but getting rusty.
__________________

John Galt III is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cars , Cars and more Cars for the car guys Breedlove Other topics 105 12-05-2017 08:07 AM
Good Cars and Bad Cars --- According to Kindergarteners luckydude FIRE and Money 58 05-12-2016 03:06 PM
People who do polls about people who do polls about people in California-friendly? FUEGO Other topics 22 04-22-2009 09:57 AM
Vehicle Safety:IIHS Tests A Few Small Cars Against Medium Cars samclem Other topics 15 04-16-2009 01:29 PM

» Quick Links

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:15 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.