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How Old Are Your Vehicles?

February 20th, 2012 at 01:27 pm

I was just curious how long other people drove their cars? We have three cars..a 1993 Ford Escort, 1994 Chevy Lumina, and a 1996 Ford Explorer. All run great and look pretty good.

I don't like car loans! LOL What age is your vehicles?

23 Responses to “How Old Are Your Vehicles?”

  1. Miz Pat Says:

    I have a 2000 honda civic that is paid for that I will drive until the engine dies and then consider getting a new engine for.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Ours is a 2005 Kia with 81,000 miles. Our last car, um, exploded with about 6 years on it. Quite dramatic. There was something in the news recently about the average US car age. Seems like they said 10 or 11 years.

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    1997 honda civic, 2010 honda fit. Before that. 1978 ford LTD, and 1980 Ford Pinto!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I have a 1992 Ford Crown Victoria, so it's twenty. It has 143,000 miles on it And a 2012 Toyota Sienna that's not even one, that has about 6000 miles. We plan to drive it until it's at least as old as the Crown Vic.

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    2008 GMC Canyon truck and a 2011 Toyota Corolla Sport. Prior to getting the Toyota in August I drove a 2001 Suzuki Vitar XL7. My 17 year old son drives it now and it only has 70,000 miles on the motor.

  6. Ima saver Says:

    2010 corvette, (8000 miles), 2008 corvette, (12,000miles) 2008 ford van, (50,000 miles) 1978 corvette (70,000 miles) and a 1933 ford victoria with 20,000 miles on it. All are paid for.

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    We have two 2007 Hondas (Odyessy and Ridgeline). One is paid for, the other was purchased just less than a year ago on a partial loan. Before that our cars were 1997 and 2002. I think we are finally to the point were we will keep our vehicles as long as we can.

  8. MonkeyMama Says:

    2001 Ford Escort & 2005 Dodge Caravan. That said, I expect them to both last about 20 years. (15-20, to be reasonable). We bought both @ 1-year-old, both paid in cash.

    Before that, a 1982 and a 1983? (Toyota & a Civic). That's the long and the short of it.

    {I actually bought 2 cars in the interim, but that was only because we had children eons earlier than I had expected or planned. Those 2 cars were sold long before their time, and bought on the older side, so not much spent on those. Just to adapt to the changing dynamic of our family. I was single and childless when I bought my second car and would probably still have it otherwise - was a 1992 Mustang convertible. There was not enough backseat for a carseat, and it wasn't very safe, besides}.

  9. MonkeyMama Says:

    P.S. There was a discussion recently in forum about how cars just don't hold up well after a certain time (appearance, etc.). I sometimes have to remind myself of regionality. I was like, "HUH?" But we keep our cars garaged and climate is relatively mild. No snow/salt and stuff like that. If the body style stays "modern looking" really old cars can look pretty darn new, in my opinion. My 1982 Toyota and 1992 Mustang looked very old and *boxy* when I owned them. More that 80s square look. Our Ford and van so far are mostly indiscernable from newer models. Until there is a huge style change....

  10. Jenn Says:

    2000 Honda Civic and 2003 Honda Odyssey. Both are paid for now. The Odyssey was orginally financed (surprise twins on the way so not exactly a planned purchase!) but paid off early. The Civic we bought with cash, and that felt GREAT.

    We'll never have a car note again. Not having a note allows us to save for retirement and college.

  11. Thrifty Ray Says:

    The hub drives a 98 F350...and I drive a 2005 Kia Amanti...his, almost 200K, mine almost 75k...with no plans to change unless something goes wrong...

  12. frugaltexan75 Says:

    1997 Honda Civic - approximately 142k miles. Spent all but maybe two months of it's life outside - and it looks like it too.

  13. M E 2 Says:




    I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu with 83,700 miles on it

  14. Looking Forward Says:

    2001 Ford F250 with 125k miles and a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder with 196k miles. Both long paid off. Smile

  15. PNW Mom Says:

    2010 Ford Escape with $6500 more to pay....2 day old Ford Focus SE(dh's brand new car) ugh....balance due....$10,300.

  16. Ima saver Says:

    I guess I have the oldest car! 1933!

  17. jperryharris Says:

    Well I just paid off my 2006 toyota corolla and my hubby drives a 2002 pt cruiser! Smile No problems with either of them!

  18. PRICEPLUS Says:

    12 year old 2000 Toyota Camry, 2010 Toyota Sienna, and a 2003 Mercury Sable which just flipped 100,000 miles last week. I switch between the Camry and the Sable to balance out usage and miles. The Sable is my daughters car and I run it while she is away at school.

  19. patientsaver Says:

    A 99 Honda Civic still going strong. gosh, that's 13 years old already!!

  20. Jerry Says:

    We sold both of our cars when we moved overseas, but we had a 2003 Hyundai Elantra (liked it, decent insurance, reliable car) and a 2001 Volvo wagon (loved it, but worse mileage). When I am gainfully employed I would like my next car purchase to lead to an electric or propane/gasoline dual-fuel vehicle. I'm a total geek for that kind of stuff.
    Jerry

  21. baselle Says:

    1995 Buick. I prefer that they don't hold their looks. We park it, lock it, forget about it.

    The only interesting thing is the 666 license plate. Love that - we had our old plate stolen and it won't happen with the 666 plate. You steal plates to mix and match with stolen cars; a 666 plate is too "arresting".

  22. sharmanl Says:

    We have one car, a 1996 Toyota Corolla with 158,600 miles. We will drive it until it dies, literally.

  23. old man Says:

    We have 89 Toyota and 95 nissan Truck both still running good. Cant afford new or the gas to drive them.

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