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Author Topic: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA  (Read 10301 times)

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2019, 02:21:44 PM »
This is more of a "things I don't get" but I've never understood the internet's obsession with Miatas. I mean, cool little cars and all, but go on Jalopnik and other similar sites and it's like you're carrying around a piece of the True Cross.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2019, 02:22:11 PM »
Just bought a 2019 Elantra. My 2009 Chevy was still running well enough at 100,000 miles until it got stolen and totaled. Goal is to have the Elantra until 2035.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2019, 02:23:09 PM »
5 year old Mazda 6 that will go to my 12 year old in 3.5 years.  2 year old Outback.  I generally biy myself a new car every 10 years.

What year is the Outback? 2017? 2018? That is exactly what I am looking at replacing my Corolla with. How do you like it? Do you have EyeSight?

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2019, 02:35:22 PM »
2016.  Bought in August 2017. It does not have eyesight.   Our second Outback.   My wife totalled our first.   That story and the insurance company is one for the  'things I don't get' thread.    It is roomy, a comfortable highway vehicle, and awesome in the snow.    We were looking to buy used after the first was wrecked.  But they hold their value so well.  Caught a year end clearance, $5k off sticker, 0% for 60 months.  Payments are lower than buying used.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2019, 02:42:57 PM »
2016.  Bought in August 2017. It does not have eyesight.   Our second Outback.   My wife totalled our first.   That story and the insurance company is one for the  'things I don't get' thread.    It is roomy, a comfortable highway vehicle, and awesome in the snow.    We were looking to buy used after the first was wrecked.  But they hold their value so well.  Caught a year end clearance, $5k off sticker, 0% for 60 months.  Payments are lower than buying used.

Nice, yes, that generation looks awesome (barring the 2015s which seemed to have some issues). I am looking at 2016-2018, but I want EyeSight. Nothing comes close to Subarus AWD.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2019, 02:45:28 PM »
I was going round and round with a lady on Craigslist for a 2003 Miata, she wouldn’t budge from $3,500.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2019, 02:47:27 PM »
Nice, yes, that generation looks awesome (barring the 2015s which seemed to have some issues). I am looking at 2016-2018, but I want EyeSight. Nothing comes close to Subarus AWD.
Coming up on the next end of year clearance.   Do a little digging into the dealer's inventory and you could get lucky.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2019, 02:49:27 PM »
It's got the highest coolness/price ratio of any car I know.

The valets at the Las Vegas casinos have parked right in front with the Bentleys and the Ferraris.

I guess that's the part that seems so hard to wrap my head around. People have elevated the Miata to the Bentley and Ferrari level. Remarkable.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2019, 02:52:10 PM »
If I were to ever buy a toy, a Miata would be near the top of the list.   The beauty of the Miata is the ease of ownership.   So reliable.  If I wanted to put my mechanic's kids through college, I would get a Saab convertible.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2019, 02:55:26 PM »
That's encouraging to hear, I have heard over and over that Hyundai is crap. But maybe I'll give them another look.

I mostly love the Japanese brands....Toyota, Honda, Subaru.....but Mitsubishi and Nissan are not so great

I've been driving Nissan for 15 years, Altima and now a pathfinder.  Both are good cars.

I'm 41, have owned 3 cars in my adult life, plus the car I used in HS.  Drive em until they die.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2019, 03:00:37 PM »
I've been driving Nissan for 15 years, Altima and now a pathfinder.  Both are good cars.

I'm 41, have owned 3 cars in my adult life, plus the car I used in HS.  Drive em until they die.

We have a Toyota truck, runs like a champ with a ton of miles on it and 13 years old.  Been through everything - camping for years, towing, lots of hauling.   Wife's car is a Honda Pilot which has been B+, a few minor things.  We have a mini-Cooper used we got cheap for the kids to use.  German cars....high costs in maintenance, but fun to drive 6 speed.

I tend to drive stuff into the ground.  The American cars I owned largely didn't make it long...Ford Ranger truck being the worst culprit.  Milwaukee winter ate it alive.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2019, 03:13:04 PM »
I've been driving Nissan for 15 years, Altima and now a pathfinder.  Both are good cars.

I'm 41, have owned 3 cars in my adult life, plus the car I used in HS.  Drive em until they die.

I heard the CVTs were questionable but maybe that has been fixed

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2019, 03:13:30 PM »
It's got the highest coolness/price ratio of any car I know.

The valets at the Las Vegas casinos have parked right in front with the Bentleys and the Ferraris.

I'm going to say that I've never seen a Mitata parked in a valet and just leave it at that.


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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2019, 03:14:02 PM »
If I were to ever buy a toy, a Miata would be near the top of the list.   The beauty of the Miata is the ease of ownership.   So reliable.  If I wanted to put my mechanic's kids through college, I would get a Saab convertible.

My mom has a Saab 9-3 Turbo and that thing is FUN to drive

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2019, 03:25:16 PM »
I've been driving Nissan for 15 years, Altima and now a pathfinder.  Both are good cars.

I'm 41, have owned 3 cars in my adult life, plus the car I used in HS.  Drive em until they die.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2019, 03:42:58 PM »
Just sold my 03 Tahoe.  330k miles, got $2k, plus a bottle of Knob Creek.

Didn't know chit about taking care of cars before this car.  Lots of credit goes to YouTube.  My last repair was due to airbag light.  Needed to replace an airbag impact sensor.  Piece of cake.  Saw it on YouTube.  Would have cost me a kabillion dollars at a repair shop.  Wish I had one tenth of JB's stash.


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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2019, 04:11:20 PM »
I guess that's the part that seems so hard to wrap my head around. People have elevated the Miata to the Bentley and Ferrari level. Remarkable.

No one is saying that.  It's truly a pound for pound thing.
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« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2019, 04:13:12 PM »
I was going round and round with a lady on Craigslist for a 2003 Miata, she wouldn’t budge from $3,500.

That's significantly less than I just got for my '01.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2019, 04:28:39 PM »
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2019, 04:34:36 PM »
We've been pretty exclusive on Japanese cars for 25 years or so.  We had a run of Hondas for quite a while (Accord, CRV, Odyssey, Acura RDX, another Odyssey, another Accord) and now we've had a string of Nissans (Infinity M series, Altima (my current), 2 Rogues (one current) and a Pathfinder (wife's current).  Over the years, we've had very good luck with all of them with little expense beyond oil changes and tires (knocking on wood).  We had a couple Fords before we moved to Hondas, and they weren't particularly good.

For the record, I loved the Infiniti, but it wasn't a practical car for us.  And it was quite expensive to service -- even routine stuff.
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« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2019, 04:38:52 PM »
That's significantly less than I just got for my '01.

Right? And people are paying $8k for golf carts around here to bring to baseball games.

Idiots.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2019, 05:13:14 PM »
Right? And people are paying $8k for golf carts around here to bring to baseball games.

Idiots.

Well, to be fair, mine is going to a car restoration friend.  He's wanted it for years and finding one of that vintage that's in outstanding mechanical condition is challenging.  His plan is to repaint, upgrade the suspension, and possibly re-roof although that's still in A- condition so he might hold off.  I'm very much looking forward to seeing his finished product and will still get an opportunity to drive her every now and again.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2019, 05:20:07 PM »
Good place to put this .. a friend and fellow MU grad works as an auto reviewer.   He's always driving something insane.  We went to a Brewers game a few years ago and he casually points out the $120k car he's parked in the lot around a few two fisted sloppers.

A bunch of times a year manufacturers fly him gorgeous locations to drive ridiculous cars. 

He just posted this on FB, he's in Spain.  Not sure what car this is, though.   (Edit: Aston Martin Vanquish?)

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2019, 05:29:41 PM »
Good place to put this .. a friend and fellow MU grad works as an auto reviewer.   He's always driving something insane.  We went to a Brewers game a few years ago and he casually points out the $120k car he's parked in the lot around a few two fisted sloppers.

A bunch of times a year manufacturers fly him gorgeous locations to drive ridiculous cars. 

He just posted this on FB, he's in Spain.  Not sure what car this is, though. 



That’s no Miata
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« Reply #49 on: June 28, 2019, 05:31:00 PM »
The nose looks like an Aston Martin.
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