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How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: August 08, 2006 03:45AM
Been thinkin about that other thread all night long...guess thats why I am still using a Quicksilver too!



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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 08, 2006 03:59AM
me.

1987 was a great year- still is.
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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: Jp!
Date: August 08, 2006 05:35AM
The only thing limiting my car buying is funds. I'd buy many/different cars if it weren't for depleting my funds.
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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: August 08, 2006 06:25AM
My 2000 Venture with 100k miles is just fine, thank you.

My QS DP is just fine, thank you.



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sticker on my head and call it a day.
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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 08, 2006 06:44AM
We're driving a 2000 and 2004.

No new cars until 2010 at the earliest, barring any very lucky lottery tickets.
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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: August 08, 2006 07:00AM
99 02 & 64. I'm w/ Jp! A shortage of money keeps me from making a change, that plus my vehicles are all just fine and paid for.
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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: Tofer
Date: August 08, 2006 07:03AM
Two reasons I don't buy a new car:

1. I've owned a bunch of cars, but my current car is by far my favorite yet ('99 Mazda Miata)
2. My current car works perfectly for me 95% of the time (the other 5% I rent a bigger car or make alternate plans)

-Tofer
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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: samintx
Date: August 08, 2006 07:13AM
My 2003 Baby Benz only has 14,500 miles and runs like a top. I'm going to be buried in it. The car that will last me the rest of my life...but then I AM at the end of my life unlike most of you.
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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 08, 2006 07:26AM
92 900 will not be replaced unless it fails until it's 20 years.
same with the 2001 9-5



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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: Mr645
Date: August 08, 2006 07:27AM
I almost bought a new car 6 months ago when teh lease on my 2003 Toy Matrix was up. But after realizing that I use it mostly for work, and the car is in great shape, no problems, I bought the lease for $10k. What else could I buy for $10k in a late model, reliable car.

Jon



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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: billb
Date: August 08, 2006 07:30AM
00 Toyota. As long as it keeps running reliably, I'll be in it.
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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: kap
Date: August 08, 2006 09:07AM
86 Honda Accord hatch back with a new used engine and 96 Toyota RAV4 have been running fine. The gas mileage of the former is good. We are hoping these will last for 10 more years smiling smiley



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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: August 08, 2006 09:26AM
Me. Mine is an '01 with only 43,000 miles. I'm sure I'll be sick of it before it wears out. sad smiley
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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: ssledoux
Date: August 08, 2006 10:18AM
I won't!

We have:

'96 Ford p/u with nearly 200k miles in great shape

'95 GMC Suburban with 140k miles in great shape

'97 Toyota Corolla with 110k miles that should take oldest daughter through college

'98 Chevy Cavalier with 110k that my niece GAVE my next daughter - it'll get her off driving within the year and should last her a while as well

ALL are paid for, and when I think about the high gas costs with the 'burb, I figure it would cost me a heckuva lot more to pay for something new. Besides, my solution to the gas problem is to stay home and read Mac forums!! winking smiley
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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: August 08, 2006 11:40AM
'99 Nissan Pathfinder... Finally have a vehicle that FITS me. Fits what I need to haul, has a comfortable seat, and it's running fine with 180K miles on it. I plan to get at least another 100K out of it before I start looking for something else.
Could get a bit better mileage... but the upsides outweight that.



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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 08, 2006 11:53AM
I have thought of buying a newer used car just because it is getting hard to find aftermarket speed parts for a 21 year old car.



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Re: How many not buying a new car because the old one still works just fine?
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: August 08, 2006 02:16PM
03 Ford Taurus, 69K miles.
Reliable, lots of room, great mileage for the size of the vehicle (33 highway).
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