How Old Is Your Car? - RC Groups
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Jun 27, 2012, 01:45 PM
Not THAT Ira
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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, 01:48 PM
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Hrm, I thought we got rid of all those klunkers!
Jun 27, 2012, 01:49 PM
Not THAT Ira
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Originally Posted by UlteriorModem
Hrm, I thought we got rid of all those klunkers!
They will get my precious klunker when they pry it from my cold dead hands.
Jun 27, 2012, 01:53 PM
One of the Deplorables
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my pickup is a 2002 chevrolet silverado. a little over 300K miles and running strong.
Jun 27, 2012, 01:55 PM
It's 5 O'clock Somewhere
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2006 Nissan Murano and 2011 BMW 328
Jun 27, 2012, 01:57 PM
Figure Nine Champ
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2023 Tardis
Jun 27, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by madsci_guy
2023 Tardis
Heh.. nice!
Jun 27, 2012, 01:58 PM
ein flugel schplinterizer
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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, 02:03 PM
Like a Boss
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2011 toyota tacoma, best vehicle ive ever owned, will keep it for atleast 10 years.
Jun 27, 2012, 02:04 PM
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2003 Camry V6, 102K. 2010 Fit Sport, 35K. We're gonna keep 'em awhile...
Jun 27, 2012, 02:29 PM
It's ok to be white.
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Ford F-250 Super Duty 13 years old
Buicl Regal GS (Supercharged) 13 years old
Ford Festiva 23 years old
Ford Mustang 41 years old

I trade my 13 and 23 year old vehicles for 3 more like my 41 year old car.
Jun 27, 2012, 02:33 PM
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2003 Ford Ranger 2x2 V-6 121,000mi

2008 Honda CRV 47,000mi

We'll be keeping them as long as possible.
Jun 27, 2012, 02:49 PM
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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.
Jun 27, 2012, 03:31 PM
Owns an Evil Black Rifle
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2006 Chevy Uplander for the wife, 2008 Toyota Tacoma fer me! Both arereplacements for 200k+ 1990s vehicles.
Jun 27, 2012, 03:33 PM
Tu ne cede malis
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42 years and 47 years.

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