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View Poll Results: What's the longest you have kept a car ?
1-2 years 12 16.44%
3-4years 21 28.77%
5-6 years 16 21.92%
7-8 years 6 8.22%
9 plus years 18 24.66%
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:36 PM   #1
darthdiggler
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Default What's the longest you have kept a car ?

I'm fascinated by how much guys try to do all kinds of things to their cars to make them last longer (change oil frequently, turbo timer, wheels for every situations, bra, scoop mesh...). Yet lots STi buyers seem to go through cars at a very fast rate...

I personally don't keep my cars for long and appart from weekly hand wash the only TLC the car gets is the manufacturer recommended maintenance.
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Old 08-15-2003, 10:40 PM   #2
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Longest Car Relationship:

1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1LE 6spd Manual.
Bought on order, picked up 9/24/04, 7/10ths of a mile on the clock, still have it, and always will.

Other Cars In That Time:

5, all of which came and went.
All bought used, beaten to death, replaced.

Since I'm still awaiting my STi, I'm not sure which category it'll go into.
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Old 08-15-2003, 10:51 PM   #3
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1969 Camaro Z-28

Purchased new Sep 11, 1969

53000 mi

Silver w/black Interior

$5450.00 !
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:05 PM   #4
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1982 Corvette Collectors Edition

bought in 1986 from original owner, still own & show

26,000 miles
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:21 PM   #5
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'95 Legacy; bought new in Jan '95; 170,000 miles, still mostly original parts.
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:37 PM   #6
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pre DD to the wrx, now STi:

1990 toyota 4runner. close to 180k miles. drove off the lot with 26 miles on the odo. got a new block around 110k thanks to a faulty toyota v6 head gasket.

have enough stuff in it to buy a new wrx... :0

btw, my lowest final gear ratio: 150 to 1... i wanted to go as SLOW as possible in this one...
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Old 08-16-2003, 04:29 AM   #7
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A related question: How many people over 30 still have their first car?

I still have mine: 1965 Corvette that I bought in 1986 fresh out of college!

Russ
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Old 08-16-2003, 07:19 AM   #8
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Not counting the two cars I had when I was a teenager I haven't kept my new cars any longer than about two years give or take a few months.
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Old 08-16-2003, 11:10 AM   #9
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How long have I kept a car? Hell, I keep all of my cars. Well, almost.

I've bought six cars over the years. I sold one for $1000, gave one to Mom, gave one to Dad, and still own the other three. Mom and Dad still have the ones I gave them, and I guess I could get them back any time I wanted.
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Old 08-16-2003, 11:41 AM   #10
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I'm 22 years old, and my WRX is my 7th car. It's the third I've bought brand new (all cars purchased with no help from parents, etc.). The other four were diposable pieces of junk, including one ill fated 5.0 mustang money pit. But anyway, yeaah, on average I keep cars less than a year. My last vehicle was an 01 Civic, longest ownership to date, 18 months.
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Old 08-16-2003, 11:45 AM   #11
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I only keep my car up to its warranty period... After that, it's gone... 2 benefits: 1) No worry about repair cost (other than maintenance), 2) Still low enough mileage so I can get some descent money for it--good for the downpayment of my next car
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Old 08-16-2003, 12:25 PM   #12
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I'm only 23 so I kept my first car through college and then bought the STi. I'm plannning on keeping my STi for awhile. I am definitely not one of those people who buys a new car every 2 years.

- Michelle
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Old 08-16-2003, 04:17 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by NorthstarSTS
1969 Camaro Z-28

Purchased new Sep 11, 1969

53000 mi

Silver w/black Interior

$5450.00 !

Nice. That's what I plan to do, keep mine till I die.
I wanted to buy a muscle car new, and have it, just
like all the guys from the previous generations have done.

My uncle owned a few muscle cars in his day, all new in the 60s, and always pissed and moaned about how he should have kept them.

So, I learned from his mistake and kept mine, even as I had other cars come and go.

Eventually, I want an F-body from each generation:
1st Gen-- 68 Camaro RS/SS (with Hide-a-ways)
2nd Gen-- 7? T/A Flaming Chicken
3rd Gen-- 86 Iroc-Z (first Camaro I ever drove, and nearly owned )
4th Gen-- my '95 Z28 + an 01/02 Firehawk if I can find a nice one.

Btw, I'll give you $5950 for yours! That's $500!! MORE than YOU paid!
What a DEAL! It's old anyway...
j/k


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rlavalle --

As to my first *Ever* car, I no longer "own" it, but it's on my parent's farm, out back in the treeline, rotting next to a few others. That count?
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Old 08-16-2003, 06:46 PM   #14
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1988 Conquest TSi, bought new, sold last year with 196,000 miles on it. I still love the look of that car with the fender flares and such, it was way ahead of its time for what it had. Power everything except seats, rear anti-lock, auto seatbelts, turbo 2.6 speed sensitive wipers and steering, FM and AM stereo cass with EQ, 6 speakers etc etc... although I paid for it three times over with the repairs, 3 blocks, 2 trannies, AC, More turbos than I can remember etc etc. It got to the point where I kept a rebuilt turbo core in the truck to replace when needed. I could swap it out on the side of the road in less than 30 minutes with good insulated gloves. I like the Suby's reliabilty and AWD more though.
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