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Old 01-04-2019, 03:40 PM
 
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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.

 
Old 01-04-2019, 03:46 PM
 
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I don’t even have a washing machine from the 90’s.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 03:46 PM
 
Location: mancos
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My jeep yj is a 1990 with 214000 miles runs great.Work truck a 1990 f150 with 386000 miles and going strong.I'm a 1952 so these will last as long as I do.Never had a car payment in My life.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 04:08 PM
 
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My jeep yj is a 1990 with 214000 miles runs great.Work truck a 1990 f150 with 386000 miles and going strong.I'm a 1952 so these will last as long as I do.Never had a car payment in My life.
You have had the same lame cars for decades. Not having a car payment hasnít really done you any favors.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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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.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:33 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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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....YJ's are not lame.

It's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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All my cars are over 20 years old, paid for, all bought cash. The eponymous M3, a 1988 model, was bought for around $10K and now is worth at least $40K. 82 Scirocco was bought for $1000, with some needs, I took care of the needs and now it's a 40 MPG commuter. And on and on.


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.


But you trend chasers go ahead and buy new. Somebody needs to stimulate the economy, and I'm not about to.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 04:41 PM
 
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Lame....YJ's are not lame.

It's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand.
Oh I fully understand.
Itís a YJ which is quite possibly the lamest Jeep generation to ever exist. Thereís a reason they only had a fraction of the sales the newer ones have been enjoying. It pays to keep up with the times.
 
Old 01-04-2019, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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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
 
Old 01-04-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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All my cars are over 20 years old, paid for, all bought cash. The eponymous M3, a 1988 model, was bought for around $10K and now is worth at least $40K. 82 Scirocco was bought for $1000, with some needs, I took care of the needs and now it's a 40 MPG commuter. And on and on.


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.


But you trend chasers go ahead and buy new. Somebody needs to stimulate the economy, and I'm not about to.
Do you know what Bluetooth is like when it breaks down? Your car right now.
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