How old is your vehicle?

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gks
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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by gks » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:18 pm

1997 Wrangler 115k miles Needed for winter because our private lane does not get plowed

2010 VW Sportwagon 85.5k miles Waiting for buyback by VW

2017 Chrysler 300 4 hours old

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by bmg7c9 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:23 pm

04 Subaru Outback. 193,000

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Post by DSInvestor » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:25 pm

13 Subaru Outback 120K
09 Honda Civic 98K
97 Toyota Camry 120K

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by gary11 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:40 pm

2002 Camry ( bought new in 09/2001). 15 years. 106K miles.
2008 CR-V (bought new in 01/2008). 9 Years. 70K miles.
No immediate plan to buy the new auto.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by badbreath » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:46 pm

03 mazda 6 a little over 100k
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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by topper1296 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:53 pm

My current car is a 2015 Subaru, but my previous car was an 2002 Acura TL that I bought used and drove for over 10 years. Had 210K miles on it when I traded it in for my Subaru.
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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by Texflier » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:08 pm

My car strategy is to buy used - $10K-$15K, 1-owner cars if possible, pay cash and less then 40K miles - usually 3-5 yrs old when I find them:

2006 Toyota Highlander 134K Miles - bought used with 55K miles 5 years ago - 1 previous owner - great car
2007 Nissan Altima - 90K - bought used with 50K miles 4 years ago - 1 previous owner - low maintenance

regular oil changes at 3000 miles, Michelin tires and have little to no car drama - more importantly no payments.

hulburt1
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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by hulburt1 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:16 pm

Honda 2004 160000,hondi 2008 111000, ford explore 1995 170000, vw 72 26000- all run just fine.

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theduke
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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by theduke » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:54 pm

1986 Toyota truck I bought new in Dec 1985. So it's 31 years old with 200,000 miles and a new 2015 Toyota Highlander in Apr 2015.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by Bacchus01 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:58 pm

2012 BMW 77K miles. Will replace probably by summer with around 90K miles. Thinking Grand Cherokee Diesel at this point.

Wife has a 2014 Acadia Denali with 52K miles. Will likely replace when new Acadia platform comes out or around 100K

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by fishandgolf » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:03 pm

2006 Chevy Trail Blazer with 125K miles.....bought it used in 2006 (with 18k miles). It has had its share of issues but need I need it to transport my small boat. Plan to keep it several more years. For me, it's less expensive to spend $1000.00 - $1500.00 a year to keep the old beast running rather than spend $30-35K on a used pickup truck. Need a vehicle to pull my boat.

2012 Chevy Impala. Purchased used a few year ago. It is designated as my wife's car or family car (just wife and I). It's a great vehicle and was inexpensive. We don't need hot cars to impress the neighbors. Just want something reliable and inexpensive to maintain so we can enjoy a modest retirement.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by mouses » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:56 am

mbcruiser wrote:1992 Honda Accord (yes 25 years old)
bought it 5 years ago with 102,000 mi.; (replaced fluids, timing belt, muffler, master cylinder, and distributor).
now has 121k.
Runs like a top .
Wanting a new one, but it still beats 0% interest, $0 down, $0 payments, blah, blah!.
What can I say, it's a Honda.


My 1992 is a Buick. They built em like tanks in the old days.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by Traveler » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:07 am

I have a 2014 Nissan Maxima with 14K miles on it. I bought it new in 2014 and traded in a 2002 Honda Accord that had about 205,000 miles on it. My strategy is to buy new (although I considered lightly used) and drive for 10+ years. With how few miles I put on now, at ten years the Maxima will only have about 60K miles so I may keep it longer.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by Swansea » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:17 am

1998 328 BMW
2008 535 BMW
Guess I'll be in the market in 2018...the ten year itch.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by Edie » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:31 am

We have 4 cars for 4 drivers ( :oops: ) 02 Buick Century, 04 Ford Expedition, 07 PT Cruiser, 11 Toyota Prius. The Prius was purchased new to replace a 96 Jeep Cherokee, but the other 3 cars have been purchased used (the 02 is actually the newest addition to the house, bought a few months ago by our 19 yo son so he could take a store manager position that required a vehicle).

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by highdesert » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:51 am

Mine's a '97 with 125k miles. I'm the original owner. 20 years is a pretty good run, most likely I'll go car shopping next spring. :D

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by michaeljc70 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:18 am

2 years old. But the prior vehicles were 13 and 10 years old. I try to get at least 10 years out of them.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by MDfive21 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:58 am

1997 ES300
bought 2 years ago with about 65k on the odometer. i only put 6-7000 miles on my cars each year so i expect to hand this car down to my daughter when she is ready to drive in 2025. :sharebeer


a friend of mine has the exact same car but his has over 300k on it.

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Post by Wellfleet » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:02 am

MDfive21 wrote:1997 ES300
bought 2 years ago with about 65k on the odometer. i only put 6-7000 miles on my cars each year so i expect to hand this car down to my daughter when she is ready to drive in 2025. :sharebeer


Are you serious about passing what will be a 30 year old car to a new driver?

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by lazydavid » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:08 am

2011 BMW 335d, 63k miles
2007 Lexus RX350, 135k miles

Both were never-titled demos, 9k and 11k miles when we bought them.

Looking to replace the RX next summer. We target 10 years, so it's actually due about now. Went 12 years on my 2000 BMW 323i which I traded on the 335d about 4 years ago.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by JCrack » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:29 am

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
JCrack wrote:2014 Wrangler

Feelsbad.



Picture? (I have a 14 Wrangler Unlimited and an 04 Outback to balance it out)


I'll see if I can post one when I get home. It's the soft-top, 2 door Willy's edition, black wheels and black paint - if that helps give you an idea!

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by bubbadog » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:35 am

Me: 2001 Toyota Tundra (190,000 miles)
2005 Acura NSX (17,000 miles-fun car)

Wife: 2016 Mazda CX-9 (5,000 miles)

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by dziuniek » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:47 pm

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder. Approx 108k miles.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by AlwaysaQ » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:51 pm

2004 Lincoln LS approx. 12,000 miles and no the odometer hasn't rolled.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by bigcmagor » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:10 pm

2002 Ford Mustang GT convertible, 37,000 miles Florida car
2003 Dodge Viper convertible, 11,500 miles Florida car
2004 BMW Z4 convertible, 36,000 miles DW summer car
2014 Jeep Cherokee, 24,000 miles DW daily driver
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, 53,000 miles
2013 Honda Fit, 26,000 miles DD

Buy the fun ones new and keep them forever. Replace daily drivers @100 - 120k miles.

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corwin
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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by corwin » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:12 pm

2010 Nissan Murano w 120K miles. Just bought a 2008 Honda Civic for daughter w 108K miles.

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Post by BW1985 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:15 pm

Lots of older vehicles, can't say I'm surprised.

Me: 2013 Ford Escape @ 32k. Bought new with employee discount
DW: 2006 Ford Escape @ 115k. Bought used 3 yrs ago

My wife would like to sell hers and get a Jeep Cherokee. We ride to work together so I just can't justify dropping a bunch of money into another newer car that we don't really need.
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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by Calico » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:40 pm

2005 Pontiac Vibe with 143k miles. I bought it new in 2004. Currently I am saving money for a "replacement" but that's "just in case" savings. My thought is to only replace it if it dies. I just bought four new tires for it and had it serviced in preparation for the winter. It's a good little reliable car and since I am the original owner, I know for a fact that it's been meticulous maintained and garage kept.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by mrgeeze » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:49 pm

2003 Honda Element 252,000 miles

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by knpstr » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:52 pm

2007 Prius, I'm at 72,000 miles

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by Eureka » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:58 pm

1994 Dodge Caravan with 176,000 miles. I bought it used from my mom in 2001 after my dad died. It was his.

Had some major transmission work done in 2003 and a burned exhaust valve replaced in 2005. Has some rust but runs better than ever. Just like money in the bank.

This is the first van I have owned. I like the room and sitting up high. I'm not sure I could ever go back to a car.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by PortAlice » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:27 pm

2000 Volkswagon Beetle TDI (mine) 132K miles - bought used in 2002 with 20K miles on it. Poured a far amount of money into it the first couple of years when it lived on the East Coast. Seems to like the Southwest, where its lived the last seven years.

2010 Honda CRV (hers) Purchased new. 170K miles. Love this thing. Nary a problem. We use it for all our long trips.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by Bekah58 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:15 pm

New to this board. 2002 Honda Accord special edition - 255,500 miles! :D I drove this car for 14 years. I just bought a 2014 Honda Accord Sport with 22K miles on it. I hope it lasts a long, long time.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by orca91 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:47 pm

Okay, I'll post now that other Bogleheads have shown they have more than one vehicle. I was afraid of being publicly shamed for my car habits. :happy

1970 Chevelle
2004 Siverado (from my dad after he passed away)
2011 Malibu
2016 Challenger

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Post by ruralavalon » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:13 pm

orca91 wrote:Okay, I'll post now that other Bogleheads have shown they have more than one vehicle. I was afraid of being publicly shamed for my car habits. :happy

1970 Chevelle
2004 Siverado (from my dad after he passed away)
2011 Malibu
2016 Challenger

Shame :wink:

How many cars does one person need?????
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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by Earl Lemongrab » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:23 pm

1995 Ford Bronco. About 140k miles. I live close to work.
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Post by Bekah58 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:27 pm

Herekittykitty wrote:2002 Honda Accord. Cherry red, looks good. 80,000 miles. Bought it in 2004.

Maintenance as recommended, garage it at home, covered parking ramp at work.

I think it is a hoot that before long it will be 15 years old. Still an adolescent.



I have the same car! It has 255,500 miles on it. The 2nd transmission that I put in is starting to fail so I decided to get a new (used) car. I bought a 2014 Honda Accord Sport - cobalt blue. Love it! I hope it lasts as long.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by dm200 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:27 pm

Eureka wrote:1994 Dodge Caravan with 176,000 miles. I bought it used from my mom in 2001 after my dad died. It was his.
Had some major transmission work done in 2003 and a burned exhaust valve replaced in 2005. Has some rust but runs better than ever. Just like money in the bank.
This is the first van I have owned. I like the room and sitting up high. I'm not sure I could ever go back to a car.


When our son was young (about 5), in the fall of 1984, we ordered and purchased the new and very in demand second year of the Chrysler minivans (we had a Dodge Caravan). It lasted until we got a 2002 Plymouth/Chrysler Voyager, and that lasted until 2 years ago. We were big minivan fans. For various reasons, now in semi-retirement we are back with older sedans.

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Post by orca91 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:33 pm

ruralavalon wrote:
orca91 wrote:Okay, I'll post now that other Bogleheads have shown they have more than one vehicle. I was afraid of being publicly shamed for my car habits. :happy

1970 Chevelle
2004 Siverado (from my dad after he passed away)
2011 Malibu
2016 Challenger

Shame :wink:

How many cars does one person need?????


Need, or want? As many as possible for some of us. :happy

I definitely don't need them all. But, I love them all and they all serve a purpose for me.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by IFRider » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:38 pm

2005 Honda Pilot, 121k
2014 HD Electra Glide Ultra Classic, 42,825 8-)

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Post by The Wizard » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:49 pm

I took delivery on my 2016 F-150 on December 8, 2015, so just over a year old and with almost 11,000 miles on it.
My 2008 Mustang has 95,000 miles on it and has been reliable, so I expect it to go beyond the ten year mark, but I'll have cash ready for its replacement if needed...
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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by tombauer » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:19 pm

2006 F150 XLT Supercrew with 64000 miles on it bought new. Daily commute while I was working was 3 miles total--

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Post by blevine » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:19 pm

Got rid of my 1998 Toyota Sienna when my kids were fully grown and no longer needed a minivan.
Also sold my 2000 Subaru not long ago.
Now I have 2 "new" cars (2012 and 2014 are very new to me).

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Post by itstoomuch » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:51 pm

I hate the car the I'm driving. It doesn't matter how old it is or what make/model. I inherited or rather took the car in compensation for BIL stealing heirlooms worth $10Ks. It's not about the monetary value of the heirlooms since they were never meant to be sold, but they were entrusted to me for safe keeping. He's passed now. :twisted:
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Post by ychuck46 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:03 pm

We have two vehicles, a 2012 F-150 Supercrew with 63K miles, and a 2007 H3 Hummer with 76K miles. Hope to keep them both for many more years.

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by Saphomd » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:14 pm

Hyundai Accent 2012. I only have about 30 thousand miles on it. Nice reliable little car and no problems so far. :)

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by goldendad » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:28 pm

2004 Toyota Highlander with 164k and a 2013 Honda CR-V with 54k.

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Post by helloeveryone » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:30 pm

2010 Honda Odyssey with 130,000 miles

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Re: How old is your vehicle?

Post by buffyuna » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:45 pm

6 months, but I paid it off after I didn't qualify for a refinance.

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