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Old 07-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #71
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What a guy, a 2013 car in 2025 ...
I don't think that's an unreasonable request... my parents are currently driving their 2002 Ford Escape and 2003 Focus and they're hoping that they both make it at least another 2-3 years (170k and 190k miles, respectively)

And with all of the repairs I'm learning while fixing them, I'll be able to keep them on life support forever. It's really just knowing the point at which it gets cheaper to replace it with another car.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #72
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I just gave my son my 2001 Ford Taurus for his first car. Think I am letting a new driver drive my Lexus?. I would be very peed if he destroyed that mint 60k mileage car. Hey, it is what it is. You can only sit next to them for so long before they need to stretch their wings.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #73
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What a guy, a 2013 car in 2025 ...
Isn't the age of all cars on the road right now something like 11 years?

Yeah 10.8 years is the median age in 2011.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passeng...s_in_operation
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I prefer a 10ish year old car. Still new enough to look modern but cheap enough to buy on a budget and still get a very nice car. Plus most don't have all the pesky electronic stuff like todays cars have.
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I'm considering a new car and the suspect list is the Focus SE, Civic LX and Corolla S. The Focus has far better incentives than the other two and similar overall specs and equipment. Money talks so I'm leaning toward the Focus. My plan is to drive whatever I get for 13 years until my grandson gets his license and then give it to him.
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