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Old 11-25-2014, 06:30 PM
 
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I am curious how long people keep a vehicle. Personally, I buy with the intention of keeping it until it is worn out. I keep up with the maintenance and wash and wax to keep vehicle looking as good as possible.

I always buy used vehicles with good reliability ratings and low mileage. I will sell a vehicle before it is worn out if I find something that better fits my needs. Recently bought a truck as I got tired of asking friends to haul stuff.
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:45 PM
 
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4 to 7 years but now that i switched brand 10 years or 200,000 miles
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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Typically at least 5 years. Now that I own this focus with it's WONDERFUL (/s) transmission, as few seconds as financially possible.
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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3 years then trade for another new vehicle with a warranty.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I have always kept my cars for as long as possible, I hate car shopping so I tend to keep what I have.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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I like to keep the ten years. I won't drive a junker that wheels are falling off ; too dangerous.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:41 PM
 
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Typically, at least 10 years minimum. The longest that one stayed in the family was 28 years. It was still running OK when I sold it, but the body was about shot.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:50 PM
 
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I currently own the following with no plans to change the list.
1986 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z (bought new)
1999 Jeep Cherokee (bought new)
2005 Chrysler Crossfire (bought two years ago)
2005 Mazda 6 (bought in 2006)
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:09 PM
 
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my newest vehicle will be 30 years old this year
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:10 PM
 
Location: The Woodlands
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5 to 7 years but expect to keep our current cars longer.
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