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Old 01-04-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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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.
Good taste!

 
Old 01-04-2019, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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My 1986 Jeep CJ-7 is about to turn 33 years old.

Tough as nails, solid as a rock and dependable as hell. Also, one unimportant trivia point . . . worth about five times the original Sticker Price.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:08 PM
 
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Driving an older car made before 2006 is a health hazard because PVC was used in the interior plastic parts like the dash, steering wheel, etc.

This will create carcinogenic gases inside your vehicle
 
Old 01-04-2019, 08:17 PM
 
Location: trapped in the body of a dying animal
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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.
My 2001 Lumina daily driver is only 18 years old. So not there yet, but getting close. But it's at 311,000 miles and runs like new.

Granted, I rebuilt the engine back in the Spring. Only made it 297,000 miles before a rebuild. That means the engine should be good til about 594,000 miles

I've had this thing for 13 years now. Purchase price plus repairs amount to almost nothing spread out over that many years. Tags cost very little because it's not really worth anything. Liability insurance only.

This vehicle costs little more than gas and maintenance. I'll likely just keep driving it until the transmission fails... then I'll decide whether or not it's worth fixing (rebuilding an automatic transmission is no big thing for a man of my skillz). Or if the transmission never dies, rust may win this battle. But that's several years down the road.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 08:21 PM
 
Location: trapped in the body of a dying animal
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I have commitment issues. What can I say.

But seriously, sticking with the same car for 20 years means you’re missing out on a lot. Most marriages don’t 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 that’s better than it is today.
Music was better 20 years ago.

Getting drunk was more fun too.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 09:31 PM
 
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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.
And under powered, less safe, less comfortable, and worst gas mileage, less stable, much noisier, and leak. Square headlights? Evolution is a good thing.
I do have a soft spot for TJís but mostly because of their smaller size and I wouldnít mind if they use modern running gear on that same footprint.

Not having a computer isnít really an advantage. Modern fuel injection is a pretty simple concept and much more maintenance friendly and reliable. Itís not the 80ís anymore.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 09:32 PM
 
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02 Lincoln Towncar. Got it last year for $3K. It's been babied its while life. Just rolled over to 100K mi. Drive it 6 days from CT to CA. Me and the dogs and everything wee needed to set up house and start the new job. I love it!
 
Old 01-04-2019, 09:37 PM
 
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Music was better 20 years ago.

Getting drunk was more fun too.
I admit on the music front I havenít really moved on from the 90ís.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 09:56 PM
 
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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...
And what is it that your Tandy 1200 does better again? Play Super Pitfall all day? Iím not sure what you have against the internet, but itís a pretty big place, surely thereís something out there to float your boat.

But all jokes aside at some point most people get to an age where they just get nostalgic at some specific time period and refuse to adapt. At some point Iím sure some old timer thought the same thing when indoor plumbing first became mainstream. ďWho needs a bunch of complicated pipes and toilets when a bucket works just fine!Ē Itís just a natural sign of aging.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 10:26 PM
 
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My Lumina plays cassette tapes better than anything you can buy today.
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