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Old 01-04-2019, 05:32 PM
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At the moment, no. But at times I've purchased cars from that era to "scratch an itch" so to speak. I had a 1991 Dodge Stealth up until 2012 or so, as my long term project car. I bought a BMW 840CI back in 2010 or so and had it for a few years, just because I always loved those cars when they came out. I had a 1994 Viper for awhile around that time too, just always wanted to own one. Didn't end up keeping it long though.

I've toyed with getting several classic cars, but with a 5 yr old I don't really have the space for a car like that since I need to have a 4 door to cart her around. The next one I get will probably be a 60's Jaguar E Type.

Old 01-04-2019, 05:56 PM
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I dont have a 20 year old car now, but I want to buy a 77 Chevy Malibu and restore it into a lowrider, but with bagged suspension as opposed to hydraulics. Hydraulics are too damn messy.
Old 01-04-2019, 06:01 PM
Location: Eastern NC
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I have a 1992 4Runner that I have owned since 1994. It currently has about 147,000. I only drive it on weekends cause it gets horrible gas mileage. That said I put less than 3000 miles a year.
Old 01-04-2019, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by WyoNewk View Post
My wife still drives her '97 Saturn. It's only got 67K miles on it, and the mileage is only that high because she bought it in '98 as a "program" car with 40K miles already on it. She only drives it ~1000 miles per year. But it sets outside 24/7 so is looking a little ratty, both inside and out -- fading, hail dents, fading, fading, fadin
Why don't you surprise your wife with something nicer than the POS she's been driving for years.
Old 01-04-2019, 06:13 PM
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still have our '94 Ranger, '95 F250, and '96 Dodge Ram 2500 … each gets about the same miles per year as the OP puts on his car.

My light "service" vehicle is a '91 Toyota Celica with over 300,000 miles on it. Ugly as can be with the blue paint and rust color combination, but mechanically it drives very well. It's a "sleeper" when it comes to attracting any attention, so is great for making field service calls. Carries lots of tools and diagnostic equipment in the trunk. Also is a great little "airport" car which I can leave parked out when we are gone flying and nobody messes with it. And despite it's cosmetics, it's a good loaner for when friends fly into the area and want to tour Wyoming; low 30's mpg on 85 octane fuel.
Old 01-04-2019, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy100 View Post
All these fancy new cars with their electric starters and AM radios. What are you gonna do when all that breaks?
Fix it, just like anything else that would be broken.
Old 01-04-2019, 06:23 PM
Location: Central New Jersey
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2 more years and my workhorse will celebrate its 20th lol
Old 01-04-2019, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy100 View Post
All these fancy new cars with their electric starters and AM radios. What are you gonna do when all that breaks?

Do you just have a problem with people who drive older cars or what?

I haven't figured you out. From the statements you've made I take you're a guy that buys new vehicles fairly frequently, so there must be something about the "latest and greatest" vehicles that attracts you to them. And everything that's new eventually gets old, and my guess is that you get "tired" of it and trade it off for the next "latest and greatest" vehicle, and the cycle repeats ad nasuem.

So let me ask you this, if you were drawn to these vehicles when new, why is it so hard to understand that some people are drawn to vehicles that are old? Everybody has different tastes, and just because they don't share your view and buy a new vehicle every year doesn't make them wrong. You seem like you're just here to label anyone who drives any vehicle that's more that a few years old as some archaic, stubborn person who won't let go of the past. Not everyone needs to constantly reinvent the wheel, some are happy to use what works and stick with it as long as they can.
Old 01-04-2019, 06:41 PM
Location: on the wind
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I tend to own/drive all my cars around 20 years. The one exception was totaled in a snowstorm at age 10. I pick them carefully for the conditions, they get maintained and repaired when necessary. My current car is a 1999 Subaru Forester that runs perfectly.

If someone on this forum feels they must get their jollies spewing ridicule over my choice in what I choose to drive, fine. Makes no earthly difference to me at all. That ignore button is there for everyone.
Old 01-04-2019, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Stockyman View Post
So work is fairly close and I don't do a lot of driving outside of work. I average 10,000KM a year. My car is 2003 and I'm pretty sure I can drive it for another 5 years. No major problems yet knock on wood.

Just wondering who still drives a car at least 20 years old. I can imagine for those who don't average a lot of mileage a year like me they still might have a vehicle from the 90's.
I don't, my mother does.

1995 Jeep GC (4.0L) and 1999 Durango (5.2L) each with between 260-280k miles.

Can't say she didn't get her money's worth.
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