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How long do you keep a car?

Posted in auto industry, General, News by MrAngry | August 16th, 2013 | 3 Responses |

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It generally happens around the 16-month point. That’s the point in time when I get the itch to get out of whatever I’m driving as a daily driver and move onto something else. In fact the longest I’ve ever kept a daily was three years. While most people are content with keeping their cars for five, even ten years, I start thinking about what I’m getting next as soon as I purchase the car I currently have. It’s a vicious cycle that has nothing to do with a cars mileage or mechanical condition, moreover, it’s just that I get bored of things very quickly. Leasing a car for example scares the hell out of me for the simple fact that the idea of being “locked” into a car for 36 months seems like a jail sentence. I like variety and the idea of changing things up, although I’m not sure that most would agree with me.

Just curious – how long does everyone out there keep a car/s and what are your reasons for doing so? Let us know in the comments because inquiring minds want to know.

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3 Responses

  1. Set says:

    I’ve had my Jeep for seven years now. It’s driven every day, on and off road, through rain, sleet, and snow. Never going to sell it.

    There will be a point when I desire a new car, and it will be used as the daily driver instead of the jeep. Right now, the Focus ST is looking pretty damn good.

  2. Randall says:

    Love to get a new one, but my 2005 Subaru only has 195,000, so it still works like new – hard to justify getting rid of a car that works so damn well…

  3. Lee says:

    I keep cars until they physically die and cant economically be fixed, my Land cruiser which I previously thought to be invincible just passed away after 28 faithful years and 422600 km on the clock. I enjoy learning every little intricacy and milking everything I can out of the car. It becomes part of the family and I must admit that Land Cruiser is easily my most treasured inanimate possession.