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elcheapo2011

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:50:04 AM

I keeped my 2 last cars for over 10 years. I don't think I'm the only one.
So what about you?

[Edited by: elcheapo2011 at 1/25/2013 9:51:03 AM EST]
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Wegzyzz
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 1:46:04 AM

most i've had one is 2 years

and i've only had 3 cars in the last 3 years, still have 2 of those 3.
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 5:13:21 PM

Goint on 15 years.
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dandeeman
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 4:30:55 PM

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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:21:33 PM

Ditto! You have to keep it longer to get your value.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:53:08 AM

Depends on the model and my requirements and also if a great deal comes along.
Have had one as long as 18 years and others as little as a few months
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Pugpal
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 10:17:22 PM

If I like a vehicle, I will hang on to it for a very long time. Current fleet is 26 years old.
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 10:07:47 PM

Until they start to fall apart
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 10:03:00 PM

Depends. I have had some as little as a year and others over 10yrs.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 9:17:43 PM

10 to 15 years has been our normal turn over rate. May shorten up with retirement approaching and the desire to make the transition with a new set of wheels. It will be a diesel though.
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 9:16:20 PM

15-20 years, which equates to 300,000-400,000 miles. I take care of my cars, and rarely have any major repairs.
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Z12
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 7:26:51 PM

It depends
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Carusle
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 6:44:37 PM

My current car is 82 240D.
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reamedatthepump
Sophomore Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 6:06:00 PM

I got rid of a 95 Civic that we had for 17.5 years, and picked up another one a month later.
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ReddevilNO
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:49:25 PM

Don't know yet I still have it. So for it's been almost 5 years.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:29:32 PM

When both my wife and I were working we only kept cars about three years. Now our oldest car is eight years old but I don't think I'll have it for ten years. Even though it only has 54,000 miles I like to have fairly recent models with the up-to-date safety features.
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14smoke
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:13:13 PM

I've had my Firebird going on 11 years now, and I've got a 1986 Pontiac Fiero that's been in my family since bought brand new over Christmas of 1985.
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:17:41 AM

Lets just say I get my money's worth out of them
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Saab93turbo
All-Star Author Washington

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:00:12 AM

I think that one can save some money if they keep their car at least 10 years. I am not sure how long one should keep the car. If the car is not a lemon, I'd say at least 10 years and then wait until the car is not reliable or the repair bills approach a new car's depreciation or at least $3,000 per year.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:15:00 AM

11 on my SUV that I don't drive too much and 3 on my car so far.
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:12:33 AM

as long as i can with personal property tax here in missouri.
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kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:12:25 AM

till the wheels fall off
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:08:36 AM

The car I now drive is a 2008, purchased in 2007. The car before that was a 1994 which I kept for 13 years.
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