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Old 08-19-2017, 06:48 PM   #1
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Type of car you drive and age

How long do you keep your vehicles and what type of vehicle do you drive.
Average: 5 years ,
2008 Honda S2000 Sports car (used)$19k
2001 Mazda b3000 truck (used)$3500
2012 Lexus gx 460 SUV(used) $37k cash
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Old 08-19-2017, 06:49 PM   #2
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:31 PM   #4
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Hyundai Tucson SUV - 3 months.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:38 PM   #5
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7 years - buying used

2011 Honda CR-V - 3/2014
2003 Olds Aurora - 5/2017 - this one was my mothers former car and only had 22,750 miles on it. It replaced my 2011 Buick Lacrosse CRS
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:40 PM   #6
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2006 Accord
2007 Solara

Kept the last car 17 years, expect to keep these just as long.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:48 PM   #7
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1987 Mercedes 300E
2002 Mercedes E350
2013 Mercedes C300 Sport

I keep them a while.
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:13 PM   #8
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2010 Focus. I bought it used in 2013

Before that I drove a 1993 Dodge Shadow for 20 yrs.

Before that I was in the military for 20 yrs and had to rotate cars faster than I wanted to due to re-assignments.
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:25 PM   #9
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1990 Compact import sedan

We're essentially a one car household, with a backup car
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:26 PM   #10
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2003 Ford F350 I received in October 2002. I just ordered a 2017 F350.

I drive cars/trucks about 15 years, then get a new vehicle.
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2012 Civic I got on the last day of the month in April 2012. 73,000 miles later and it's getting better MPG than when she started.
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:40 PM   #12
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2011 minivan purchased used in 2013, current mileage at 40K
2012 compact SUV purchased used in 2016, current mileage at 51K

And for my college boys:
2010 compact SUV purchased used in 2016, current mileage at 46K
2011 compact SUV purchased used in 2016, current mileage at 65K

The last three vehicles sold/traded were 12 years old when replaced.
When purchased, the price of the above ranged from $6K (but needed $1200 immediate maintenance) to $18K for the minivan

Haven't bought a new car since 1989.
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:41 PM   #13
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:10 PM   #14
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Just bought a car last week. It's a 2014 Toyota Corolla S. The S is for Sport which is kind of silly in a Corolla but this one had a back-up camera and I thought that was an excellent idea. 35,000 miles and 3 years old.

But the best feature about this car is WE PAID CASH!!! It's the first time we ever did that.

My previous car is a 2003 Toyota Camry with 84,000 miles and this one is now DHs "new" car. His 2001 Toyota Corolla with 142,000 miles will go on Craigslist in a few weeks.
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:18 PM   #15
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SUV -7 model years old, bought used 6.5 yrs ago. Now driven by DD, the "family car" that will go to DS when she goes to college

Coupe - 2017 model year, bought used 4 months ago. "Dad's car" (my daily driver)
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Old 08-20-2017, 12:10 AM   #16
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I have bought my vehicles old and kept them until they are forcibly taken away.

I am driving a 2006 Honda Accord, which was a gift from DF who bought it for me new, and is now passed. It has sentimental value for me and I don't want to give it up.
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2006 Honda Accord - has about ~130K miles on it.
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I like smaller sporty looking cars but not a true sports car as is too expensive and I'm not brave enough to drive it appropriately. I keep my cars about ten years as I have not had great luck with them and get nervous at about 100K miles that they will break down on me. So my last three cars have been:

1986 Honda Prelude
2000 Mercedes C230
2007 BMW 328i (current car)

But for my next vehicle, I want one with more ground clearance and AWD with sufficient cargo room for long road trips so am considering a Subaru Outback.
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1987 Mercedes 300E
2002 Mercedes E350
2013 Mercedes C300 Sport

I keep them a while.
Lightly used Mercedes for over 25 years. Used Benzes for sale are all over Florida. Current ride is a 2007 S550 bought for $27k with 40,000 miles. Cost $100k new. Usually drive them another 6-7 years. Given 2 hand me downs to DS. First car for DD was a 97 ML320 (a tank) which is now my beater truck. Do nearly all my own work.
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:14 AM   #20
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I've driven nothing but SUVs for 30 years.
I get a new one about every five years, when they have close to 150K miles on them.
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