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Old 11-25-08, 02:46 PM   #26
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My neweat is a 2000 Tahoe and oldest is a 1992 Pontiac Sunbird. The Tahoe has 94k miles and the Pontiac has 36k origional miles. If I had been cycling longer maybe the bike would have more miles than the Pontiac. But I am not thinking about replacing the Pontiac unless I can get a EV for running around town. Can't sell the Tahoe till I get too old to travel.
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Old 11-25-08, 02:52 PM   #27
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Since I "had to" (and I do mean "had to") buy a large tow vehicle this summer for a family member*, I refuse to answer this question due to acute embarrassment. Let's just say that, even when gas was approaching $5/gallon, some idiots were still out there doing idiotic things to hasten the planet to an even-earlier grave.

I hang my head in shame.


* A large hoofed mammal.
You're just a good American. You delayed the financal collaspe of one of the big three by a few minutes.
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Old 11-25-08, 03:04 PM   #28
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Since I "had to" (and I do mean "had to") buy a large tow vehicle this summer for a family member*, I refuse to answer this question due to acute embarrassment. Let's just say that, even when gas was approaching $5/gallon, some idiots were still out there doing idiotic things to hasten the planet to an even-earlier grave.

I hang my head in shame.


* A large hoofed mammal.
Now that's an example of putting the cart before the horse, regardless of the cost.
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Old 11-25-08, 03:10 PM   #29
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Old 11-25-08, 03:18 PM   #30
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I got 13 years out of an '86 Dodge. Drove it off the showroom floor in January '86, and sent it to the crusher in April '99. Been car-free ever since!
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Old 11-25-08, 03:24 PM   #31
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Newest is 92 Subaru wagon with 54K miles
Other is 87 Benz, diesel wagon. with 140K (last Benz diesel had 300K with still no major repairs.)
will probably drive em till something breaks, then off to the junkyard they go...

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Old 11-25-08, 03:47 PM   #32
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2000 Lincoln LS 8 cylinder leased new, then bought - paid off this year 80K 18/25 mpg
2000 Volvo S70 GLT turbo, bought to replace totaled van this year, 65k, 21/26mpg

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Old 11-25-08, 03:49 PM   #33
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Two, both 2005 models.
Wife's a Toyota Camry, like your Avalon, is a super-nice car, and was first new car she had since we married.

Mine a GMC Sierra Crew 1500, was assigned to my employer, but that relationship expired in September. It is also my bike hauler for trips and bike rescues around town.

Now my newest bike is a 2007 specialized Crossroads Sport and oldest a 1973 Schwinn Cool Lemon Super Sport with others only slightly newer.

Wife loves her Camry and has indicated she plans to keep a long long long time.

PS: filled my truck up Saturday, was planning to only put $35 of fuel into the tank, at 20 gallons it was full and was less than $34, never in its history has this rig been filled for less. Its lifetime fuel average is 18.5 miles per gal.
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Old 11-25-08, 04:01 PM   #34
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A 2006 Toyota Highland hybrid and a 2008 Toyota Prius.
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Old 11-25-08, 04:03 PM   #35
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Mine - 2001 Chevy Astro w/ < 80K miles (gets little use except for trips)
Wife's - 2001 Buick Le Sabre w < 60K miles (this is the "family car")
"Son's" - 2000 Nissn Altima w/ >100K miles (he loses it to his younger brother when he heads to college next year)

Last car we got rid of (to purchase the Altima in 2006) was a '94 Bonneville w/ 225K on it so hopefully these will all be around a while longer. Haven't had a car payment in over 20 years.
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Old 11-25-08, 04:06 PM   #36
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2006 Town and Country 30,000 miles
2001 Plymouth Neon 52,000 miles
1993 Ford Escort hatchback that won't stop running. I can fit a couple of bikes in there. 127,000 miles

ALL ARE FULLY PAID FOR.
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Old 11-25-08, 04:40 PM   #37
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1991 Toyota Previa-Next oil change will be 495,000
It's a shame they don't make this model anymore
1996 Jeep Cherokee (Black)-135,000
1996 Jeep Cherokee (Red)-138,000
1998 Toyota 4 Runner -265,000
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Old 11-25-08, 04:50 PM   #38
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2006 Toyota Prius - 53,000 miles
2003 Toyota Sequoia - 96,000
1995 Toyota T-100 - 188,000
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Old 11-25-08, 04:53 PM   #39
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Old 11-25-08, 05:12 PM   #40
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Our newest vehicle is a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan with 159,000 miles on it.

My daily driver is a 1997 Acura Integra with 126,000 miles.

I am considering replacing the Caravan with a Honda CR-V.
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Old 11-25-08, 06:17 PM   #41
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Last January my wife said we're going whole hog this time. So we have a 2008 Acura TL, for trips and weekend getaways.
The everyday vehicle is a 1997 Chrysler Cirrus with only 105,000 miles.
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Old 11-25-08, 06:37 PM   #42
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Wife has 2001 Nissan Altima. Hope to talk her into a 2010 Ford Fiesta. I have a 2003 Pontiac Vibe, will be paid off next summer.
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Old 11-25-08, 07:00 PM   #43
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With that kind of brand loyalty, GM should be flying you around on a private jet.
We've probably paid for at least one of their jets.
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Old 11-25-08, 07:10 PM   #44
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HI,
I have two a 89 shadow , thats gasping and may code any time
and a 87 Camry that runs like new.
And I ain't buyin a new one till they are DOA and will not start.
PS I don't think we should bail out detroit either ,sorry Guys n Gals, its a
Life time of bad choices from management of the big three.
Why does Toyota, Honda spend so much of their money on fuel efficiency and research, and the big three are just trying to cut cost and quality, without improving the product.
MY 2 cents.
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Old 11-25-08, 07:15 PM   #45
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Mine - 1999 Jetta
Hers -2000 Mazda MPV

Since I've been commuting, the Jetta rarely leaves the garage. My wife wants a new car, but she also wants a new Cannondale! I'm gonna push her towards the latter!
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Old 11-25-08, 07:23 PM   #46
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About a year and a half ago we bought a new Honda Element. We picked it because it's short enough to fit in our garage and it will still carry our tandem on the inside.

My wife drives a '97 Saturn SL1 with 140,000 miles. If the Saturn will carry her to work and back for 5 more years until her planned retirement we may have bought our last car.
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Old 11-25-08, 07:42 PM   #47
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I have a 2007 Ford Escape, which I bought last summer to replace my '01 Chevy Tahoe, which I still haven't sold, which maybe is okay because I drove it here to Wyoming to settle some family estate business and haul stuff back to Washington, including a safe, which is going to be empty for a while because I bought that 2007 Ford Escape last summer.

Gas was $4.20 in the summer and I just filled the Tahoe for the trip back for $1.74.9 per gallon. Makes the trip more affordable but the Tahoe's still a gas hog (and still for sale!).
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Old 11-25-08, 07:45 PM   #48
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newest car is a 2008 toyota Prius.............haven't had car payments for years before this and other than the payments I love the Prius. Of course gas prices have dropped steadily since I purchased the vehicle, but what is new.
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Old 11-25-08, 08:24 PM   #49
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1986 Honda Accord with 242K on the odometer has just been given to a non-profit.

1997 Honda Accord with 75K on the odometer is my 'NEW' car, and it's GREAT.

Despite the benefits of being 'Car Free' or 'Car Lite', I still want the freedom to go where I'm too lazy to ride on my bike, so a car is very important to me.
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Old 11-25-08, 09:08 PM   #50
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Our newest car is 2-1/2 years old, a 2006 Honda Accord EX V-6 w/ a 6-speed manual transmission. You read that right, we bought a stick-shift Honda Accord. It can get 33 mph on the open highway and almost 27 in heavy stop-and-go traffic. I plan to keep it for a long time.
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