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Old 01-04-2019, 04:50 PM
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2 of my 3 fit that age group. Have a 90 Prelude I got from my late aunt, has 93k on it and generally use it on the weekends as the mess around car. Then there is my 94 Ranger splash that I bought new, has around 133k on it and it's really only used for hauling stuff anymore.

Old 01-04-2019, 04:51 PM
Location: Lee County, NC
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I have two cars over 20 years old, neither is my daily transportation though.
Old 01-04-2019, 04:51 PM
Location: Vermont
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My car just turned 19, and has 245,000 miles. I hope to have it at least another 5 years, maybe 10. An acquaintance of mine recently rolled past 600,000 miles in his.

Old 01-04-2019, 04:51 PM
Location: Podunk, IA
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I do, but only to car shows.
You didn't say I had to drive it daily...
Old 01-04-2019, 04:52 PM
Location: Maryland
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Originally Posted by M3 Mitch View Post
I hate new cars, with their Canbus, CVT, Bluetooth, etc. Stuff I don't want, don't need, and don't want to be involved with trying to fix when it breaks down
I ADDED Bluetooth to my 18 year old BMW and my wife's 13 year old one. Allowed me to stream music to the stock nav system in mine and the stock head unit in hers, as well as taking calls easily. And my 18 year old BMW had CANBUS and it made chasing down problems actually pretty easy, as well as monitoring things like bulbs and the like.

It's just not that hard to figure out (and like Ziggy said, when your BT breaks down it leaves you with a car just like what you already have).
Old 01-04-2019, 04:53 PM
Location: BFE
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17 cars, only 3 less than 20 years old. Average age is 34 years.

Until a few month ago, the average age was 36, but I sold a couple of the older ones.

I don't think any of them are 'lame'. Most of them are waaay cool.
Old 01-04-2019, 04:53 PM
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All these fancy new cars with their electric starters and AM radios. What are you gonna do when all that breaks?
Old 01-04-2019, 04:59 PM
Location: BFE
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Originally Posted by M3 Mitch View Post
The eponymous M3, a 1988 model, was bought for around $10K and now is worth at least $40K.
You, my friend, get it, and have one of the best cars ever made. I've got 3 e30's (86 iS, 88 iX and a well worn 89 i) and keep looking for more.
Old 01-04-2019, 05:11 PM
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:28 PM
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Our 1997 Mazda Protege almost made it to 20 years. It had very low mileage for its age and the only time it was in the shop was for routine maintenance and minor problems.

Then, a few months after turning 19 years old, a moving truck sideswiped us and kept driving. The Protege could still drive and we chased the truck down. Unfortunately, due to its age, it had to be totaled because the repairs would have cost more than the car was worth.

This happened 3 years ago. I still think that if it hadn't been totaled, that car would have still been going strong.
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