|Jun 27, 2012, 12:45 PM|
How Old Is Your Car?
The average age of American's cars is at an all time high. No big shocker with the economy in the crapper.
We own two cars, a 2005 Toyota Corolla (all around great car) and a 1981 VW diesel Rabbit pickup.
The VW is an oldie but at 50 MPG and very simple to maintain I consider it irreplaceable.
The Toyota is primarily my wife's but her commute is only 3 rural miles.
My commute is about 14 miles but I frequently bicycle it.
With the present economy and our driving habits, we plan to drive these vehicles until they turn back into dust.
How about you?
|Jun 27, 2012, 12:49 PM|
|Jun 27, 2012, 12:58 PM|
Wife: 2005 Nissan Xterra Good car
Me: 2001 Silverado V-6 All the truck I need. Good mileage and bulletproof. I have anytime access to 4x4s and HDs for any heavy hauling or going places I shouldn't.
I love looking at new trucks, would especially like some of the new Chevy's in the $40-50,000 range and can afford it, but why? I drive an average of >90 miles a week and besides, I wouldn't want to get a brand new high buck truck dirty or scratched. My truck has one tiny dent, no scratches except the inside of the bed which looks like a cat fight went bad, the floorboards are shaped exactly like a trash can. I religiously wash it once a year whether it needs it or not. I'm happy and the money saved on truck payments goes to a better place.
Wife's SUV makes her extremely happy, she can stuff grandkids in it like a clown car and the charcoal gray interior contrasts nicely with the 2" thick layer of beach sand on everything.
No plans in the near future to replace either one.
|Jun 27, 2012, 01:49 PM|
Joined Feb 2000
1999 Ford Explorer ~ 140k
2006 Ford Taurus ~ 96k
2000 Ford Mustang ~ 120k
The only reason I would replace the first two is if one crapped out on me, and that would be a cheap vehical paid for with cash. Just can't justify any kind of credit in this economic environment.
My sons would kill me if I sold the Mustang.
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