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Old 01-04-2019, 06:42 PM
 
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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.
I have commitment issues. What can I say.

But seriously, sticking with the same car for 20 years means youíre missing out on a lot. Most marriages donít last that long. A lot of these types of threads seems to draw responses from people afraid of technology (and improved safety, and better gas mileage, more horsepower, better handling, etc. ). I can think of nothing from 20 years ago thatís better than it is today.

 
Old 01-04-2019, 06:43 PM
 
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well, not yet.
have one more year to go.
our 2000 Sienna is still strong.

however, our 1987 Camry
made it through 26 years.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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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 ONLY drive older cars. My daily is a 1999, so it is now 20 years old, and I have a few 2000-2004 cars in my collection, and even one that I built over 30 years ago. Last car payment I had was in 1986.

New cars do nothing for me, and I keep mine until the wheels literally fall off.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: mancos
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You have had the same lame cars for decades. Not having a car payment hasnít really done you any favors.
Lame? last jeep with a carb upgraded that 2 1/2 inch lift bfg's SYE and no stinken computer a 12 year old could take it apart and rebuild it at least from my era.Ford is a XLT Lariat and I can actually get stuff out of the bed without a stepladder.Rides like an old Caddy.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Why don't you surprise your wife with something nicer than the POS she's been driving for years.
I bought her new tires a couple years ago to replace the originals. As soon as she wears them out I'll buy her a new car. Seriously, for the 1,000 (or fewer) miles she drives per year, the car she has works. It's parked in front of her place of business most days, so a new car, whether driven or not, is going to suffer the same deterioration her current car has all over again. Another reason, she surprised me with a $32,000 hospital bill a couple weeks ago. I think that was her new car. Maybe mine too.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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I never thought when I bought my truck in March of 1998 that it would still be my daily driver almost 21 years later. The first generation Toyota Tacoma is a study in robust simplicity. Everyone keeps asking me when Iím going to buy a new car, but Iím not convinced a new one will be as reliable.
I have a 1992 Toyota 4x4 Ecab. Just hit 340k. I've never had any major issues with this truck other than normal wear and tear/maintenance. I'm goiing to get it painted and the interior redone instead of spending 50k to replace it.

I hate new vehicles. They're too complex and unreliable.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I never thought when I bought my truck in March of 1998 that it would still be my daily driver almost 21 years later. The first generation Toyota Tacoma is a study in robust simplicity. Everyone keeps asking me when Iím going to buy a new car, but Iím not convinced a new one will be as reliable.
Thatís a good looking 1st gen Tacoma . My daily driver is a 2007, but everyone that sees it thinks itís at least five years newer. I really donít think the new Tacomas are any better than mine, so I see no point in replacing it.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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1999 Tacoma Here too. Runs like a top
 
Old 01-04-2019, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I have a 88 CRX Si, a 95 Honda Del Sol Vtec, and a 98 Integra GSR. I bought them because I wanted them and have fixed them up to look and run good (not show quality) I don't have anything else and drive the GSR the most.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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But seriously, sticking with the same car for 20 years means youíre missing out on a lot. Most marriages donít last that long. A lot of these types of threads seems to draw responses from people afraid of technology (and improved safety, and better gas mileage, more horsepower, better handling, etc. ). I can think of nothing from 20 years ago thatís better than it is today.
Dumb thing to say.

I've been on the 'bleeding edge' of tech since the '60s, back then I was dreaming of (up) the shi...stuff you take for granted today. I was on the 'internet' before most people had even an inkling of what it was...and what it would turn out to be (and, boy has *that* been a disappointment, so far).

But...I've been with my wife for more than 35 years...I have two Heep Cherokee Sports, a '96 and a '99, two Yamaha Viragos, a '94 and a '96, a '92 Dodge Ram...and a couple of [slightly] newer vehicles. Hey, when something works, I stick with it...I still have a Tandy 1200 with 8" floppies, 128k memory with the 128k upgrade; and a Frankenstein 286 built out of parts salvaged from dumpsters, which, frankly, is still capable of doing everything I need it to do aside from stupid bullshtuff like entertainment on what the 'net has turned out to be...
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