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Old 09-14-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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I sometimes wonder how old a vehicle has to be to be described as an older model vehicle.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Santa Rosa
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The 2012 average age for cars was
11.4 years and for light trucks, 11.3
years, yielding an average of 11.4
years for light vehicles.

At least 11 years before I would consider it old.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:20 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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When the "new" model/body design comes out, then anything older is "old"

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Old 09-16-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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My current vehicles are a 1989 Caprice and a 1990 Dodge. So it would have to be older than that as I only drive late-models.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Here
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Vehicle age higher than my age = old.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Sunnyside
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I sometimes wonder how old a vehicle has to be to be described as an older model vehicle.
as you can probably see by the answers so far, there is no defined number of years old for the car to be considered an older model, but in technical terms, the older model is anything that is older than the current model refresh.

So if you bought a brand new 2013 model year car, but for 2014 they redesigned the car, you would now have an older model.

If you bought a car in 1956 and a 2014 version of the car is still exactly the same, you're still driving a current non older model vehicle.

Same goes with a car if you bought it 1992, and that was the last model run for the car as they discontinued it, you would still be driving the current model and not an older model.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:12 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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If the new generation is out, you're driving an older model.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: WFNJ
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When the "new" model/body design comes out, then anything older is "old"
I agree with this. It is not "old" in the traditional sense (where the vehicle will die soon).
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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When the "new" model/body design comes out, then anything older is "old"
by this logic, my 1993 volvo 240 station wagon is not old!!!
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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Any car that would have been in the student parking lot at my high school back when I graduated in 86 . A bunch of classic cars come to this town every spring and fall and the past few years I have been seeing cars from the late 80's with historic tags. I absolutely refuse to acknowledge any car that could have been bought new after I graduated as being old or especially historic.

That being said I "inherited" my first car back in 1985 (77 jeep cherokee), it was my brothers first car in 82. I felt that POS was old when he got it and it was only 5 years old. It looked old (condition wise as those jeeps style was always old to begin with), drove old, and had the reliability (or lack there of ) of an old car and was only 8 years old when I graduated. I currently have a 07 RAM which is now 6 years old and I don't consider it old at all, I actually consider it a newer vehicle even though they changed the whole truck.
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