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Old 04-05-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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My Tacoma is a 2000 and it's running perfect. Your car will last 20+ yrs easily.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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The age doesnt matter to me as long as it is dependable and serves the purpose I got it for...As a former auto tech I have never spent much keeping my cars going.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:25 PM
 
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Hi folks,

Our car is a good one but 9 years old. (Subaru Forester). I am embarrassed to tell you that it has under 40K miles on it!! This is because we have used the train for work and live in a semi-urban area where you don't have to drive that far for a shopping trip (by car), dentist, doctor, etc. We do drive it to a few states away once in a while but walk to the shops on Main Street!

Walk most places except for the doctor and food and clothes shopping.

So, we will not be putting on a lot of miles over the coming years.

We have the car services at the Subaru Dealer - the scheduled (by miles, sometimes by year) servicing. Have replaced all tires.

How long does one keep these cars? We love this car, by the way. Handles great, good storage, etc. Love the AWD.
my Lincoln has 270,000 miles on her (1987 Town Car).. i Say Forever!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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How long can you keep your car?

PBS Nova - Can My Car Live Forever?

At least 45 years and 2,800,000 miles... although probably even more, given the right conditions.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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Miss my Lumina!! That baby went 300K before she refused to pass inspection. Both of our current vehicles have over 100K. Dad's Ford truck had 300K before he got a new one, both of his current trucks are approaching 200K.

But keep in mind, as the miles increase so do the repairs. How expensive are parts for your vehicle? It may make a world of difference.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Hi folks,

Our car is a good one but 9 years old. (Subaru Forester). I am embarrassed to tell you that it has under 40K miles on it!! This is because we have used the train for work and live in a semi-urban area where you don't have to drive that far for a shopping trip (by car), dentist, doctor, etc. We do drive it to a few states away once in a while but walk to the shops on Main Street!

Walk most places except for the doctor and food and clothes shopping.

So, we will not be putting on a lot of miles over the coming years.

We have the car services at the Subaru Dealer - the scheduled (by miles, sometimes by year) servicing. Have replaced all tires.

How long does one keep these cars? We love this car, by the way. Handles great, good storage, etc. Love the AWD.
I have to agree with most everyone else and say by all means, keep your current car. My current car is a 1995 Mazda Protege with over 213,000 miles on it but it still runs like new. I plan on keeping this car until it dies. I especially like not having a monthly car payment--just the usual maintenance, gas, etc. That being said, I won't be in the market for a new(er) car for a long time.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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I have to agree with most everyone else and say by all means, keep your current car. My current car is a 1995 Mazda Protege with over 213,000 miles on it but it still runs like new. I plan on keeping this car until it dies. I especially like not having a monthly car payment--just the usual maintenance, gas, etc. That being said, I won't be in the market for a new(er) car for a long time.
good for u..im the same way
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Back in COLORADO!!!
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My father is known to be thrifty and responsible. In 1976 he bought a (slightly) used 1976 IHC Scout II and drove it for 20 years. It still had plenty of life in it, but as Dad said, he was ready for electric windows and AC........
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: NY
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I drove an 88 Fiero nearly every day (except for 3 months each winter) until last year when the engine spun a bearing. Had 160,000K miles on it!

In comparison, a 9 year old Forester with 40K is nearly new!

You can keep that car a LONG time!
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I have a 2001 Subaru Outback with 132k on it. I bought it 3.5 yrs ago and replaced a 1991 Subaru Legacy awd wagon. The Legacy was still running very well at 17yrs old and with 167k on it. It had a big dent in the front passenger door where a drunk driver backed into it (grrr). I bought the Outback because it was a super deal, way way under book value. I plan on keeping it for a long time. I ride my bike to work most days so I don't put a lot of miles on it lately.
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