Our main cars are relatively new and our "spare" car isn't used as much these days , but we do keep them well into the hundred thousands. Our last few were driven well into the 180000 to 200000 range .
Gram's car 1998 Nissan Pathfinder- 99000
Papa's car 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 59000
Spare car 1992 Honda Accord 180000
I drive it 'til it drops, but Mark is more of a replace-it-every-six-months kind of guy. He always buys used though, and he's never had a car payment until the current one, because it is collectible. Although he is trying to sell it now.
We are lucky because he is a pretty good amateur mechanic himself, and anything he can't fix his dad can. I haven't paid for a tuneup since I've known him!
'96 Saturn SL2 107,000
'94 Pontiac Trans Am GT Convertible 75,000
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Whew! can't beat you, Thomas, but I'm working on it:
1996 Oldsmobile Ciera - 92,000 miles
Just had new brakes and tires put on for the trip to Florida in January to hop on my ship!!
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Just hit 2500, had the first oil change on Fri......still loving this new Lexus 330, just waiting to try it out in some snow, YIKES! Can't believe I said that Got a ways yet, to catch up with you guys :-)
My 1997 Explorer has over 80,000. Gary's 1993 Ranger has around 130,000.
This is the longest we've every kept a car. My first cruise was in 1997 and that was the last new car I bought. I wonder if there is a connection there? We used to buy a new one every 3 years or so.
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We tend to drive them til they start giving us trouble and then trade them in for a new one. My 2000 Lexus RX300 has about 68, 000 on her now. I was going to trade in for a newer model, but she probably has gone past her prime on the trade in market, and I still am very happy with it. She'll be around til she starts causing trouble.
Still my favourite car ever, I had a 1972 original Honda Civic Hatchback. Loved that car. Drove it until it died, somewhere around 1986. Timing was good though, it was he** getting a baby in and out of a car seat in the back of a 2-door car!!
Phyll, we think alike! We drive our cars until they start giving us problems, too. Dh just traded in his MG (1999) convertible (it needed 3500,-Euros worth of repairs AGAIN) for a Suzuki Gran Vitara. It was an even trade and considering he´s getting a company car, it was an excellent trade!
I drive a little Daihatsu YRV in BRIGHT red that´s great for flitting around. Gets 68 mpg.! Next year, though, I´ll be getting a new car because my present car is not built for long stretches on the autobahn. Dh will be getting a Mercedes so we´re hoping they´ll give us a break when we say we´ll take two cars.
We drive ours until they become unsafe. That means that DH Jeff is STILL driving the 1988 F150 pickup that he was driving when we met. The joys of living in the south is that they don't rust. I think he has close to 200k on it. I have my supreme "Mom mobile" for Fl. I drive a 1996 Crown Victoria that has 130k on it. Ray, I know, they make a great assault vehicle for here in Fl. Bought it when we found out we were moving to Fl . Before that had a Chevy Corsica that I sold for 10 bucks and 170k miles on it
When I bought my current Caddy (SLS) I traded an '86 Caddy Fleetwood Brougham with 228,850 miles on it. That's the longest I've ever kept a vehicle. Our present cars have 102,000 and 55,000 miles on them, and we plan to keep them for quite a while longer.