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post #1 of 54 Old 08-01-2015, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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How old is your car or truck?

According to a new study, the average vehicle in the USA is now a record 11.5 years old. Have you had your car or truck for over a decade?
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post #2 of 54 Old 08-02-2015, 01:55 AM
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My Range Rover is 20 years old, I've owned it for 13.

It only has 265,000km on the clock.

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Have you had your car or truck for over a decade?
I generally buy vehicles that have 200k or more miles and keep them on average 2-4 years. I replace normal consumables but never do major repairs, I just buy a new to me vehicle. I usually have a spare as backup, in incase my daily driver craps out and I am not under the gun to replace, that way I can take my time and look for a good deal, I generally spend $500-$2000 tops

my current daily driver is a 96 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition, only 160k, everything works, I have a 98 Subaru Legacy in the wings as backup, my last daily driver was an '81 Chevy G30 van paid $1000 drove it 3 years wouldn't pass inspection, drove it to the scrap yard and got $550 for it in scrap

The least expensive to operate vehicles I have ever owned on a cost per mile basis was a pair of 3 series BMWs, and '81 E21(320i) and an 86 E30 (325e), my most expensive vehicles per mile are my motorcycles, high cost of tires makes up any savings in fuel



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My Toyota Tacoma is a 2013 and my wife's Yaris is a 2015.
So much for that study in our household

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9 years old to me 2002 GMC Envoy. 190K currently but bought with 32K miles. Looking for another 10K but looking for a Chevy Colorado for $18k to replace with 40K miles roughly.
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1999 Maxima; 2005 Camry; 2008 Tundra. All purchased in the month of March in their respective years.

Which works out to almost exactly 11.5 year average.

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2002 Toyota Tacoma with 135k miles. Commuting on the bike cuts my cost of truck ownership in about half. That's around $20k in savings. Covers the cost of the motorcycle.
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2002 Toyota Tacoma with 135k miles. Commuting on the bike cuts my cost of truck ownership in about half. That's around $20k in savings. Covers the cost of the motorcycle.
I would like to see a calculation which shows that using a motorcycle to supplement or replace 4-wheel vehicle use has any cost savings benefit. The only way to make this work is to estimate gasoline savings alone, which is only a fraction of the total cost comparison. I doubt if any of us will live or ride long enough to realize $20K in savings by using a bike unless gas goes to $20/gal.

Nobody ever saved money by buying a motorcycle, but luckily that's not the purpose.

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