Topic: How long should you keep a car you bought new?
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Ten years? Five?


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Aim for 20 years but at least keep it for 15 years.


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I bought a Civic daily driver new in 2014. Has 74,000 miles now. It should run for many more years. I’m tempted to buy something else then remember how retarded it is financially.


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a Ferrari -- forever?


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. said: Aim for 20 years but at least keep it for 15 years.

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I've done that with two cars but after ten years they started needing major repairs like the air conditioner, anti-lock brakes, struts/shocks, exhaust system, etc. I think ten years is about the right time to get a new car.


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When monthly repairs are costing you more than the payments on a new car, it's time to buy a new car.

Also consider upcoming maintenance costs and concerns like needed new breaks, tires, suspension, before considering a major repair.


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Buying a brand new car is retarded. Buy a used car with 20,000 miles for 70% of the new car price.


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. said: Buying a brand new car is retarded. Buy a used car with 20,000 miles for 70% of the new car price.

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Stop lying you bullshit bastard!

Quite feasible to get a 20-30 percent discount off msrp sticker price on a new car so it costs the same as a used car. Buy the new car.


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. said: Buying a brand new car is retarded. Buy a used car with 20,000 miles for 70% of the new car price.

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And inherit someone else's problems? You don't know how the car was used or abused or maintained.


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And inherit someone else's problems? You don't know how the car was used or abused or maintained.

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A friend recently bought a used ford SUV (no idea what model) with about 25000km on it.  Driving back to Ottawa the first weekend the AWD gave out and needed to be totally replaced, within 2 weeks it developed a bumpy/shudder thing, and the nav screen flickers so much that it's not usable.  The 2 local ford dealers give him a terrible time about it and refuse to return his money.  They will "buy it back" at book value though so a lost of several thousand dollars for him to just get rid of it.

Buying used can be tricky.  Nobody gets rid of a car that functions properly.


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. said: When monthly repairs are costing you more than the payments on a new car, it's time to buy a new car.

Also consider upcoming maintenance costs and concerns like needed new breaks, tires, suspension, before considering a major repair.

­"new breaks"
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It's BRAKES you fucking CRETIN. You CUNT.
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As you know, I drive a turbocharged MERCEDES-BENZ, in silver.  How long should I keep it?  Well, let's suppose you asked me that question in 1969 and I had just bought a MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL, in silver.  New, in 196, it cost $10,234.  If I had kept it for 3 years and then sold it, I would have lost roughly 40% i.e. $4,093.  If I had kept it, it would be worth $200,000.

So, how long should you keep a new car for?  Well, it largely depends on what brand and type of car you purchase.  A Chevrolet Spark should not be purchased in the first place.  A MERCEDES-BENZ, in silver, should be kept forever.
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Typically I keep a car for ±30 years, or until parts become unobtainable.    :digtbk2:


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Dumb, worthless failure.


. said: Aim for 20 years but at least keep it for 15 years.

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. said: When monthly repairs are costing you more than the payments on a new car, it's time to buy a new car.

Also consider upcoming maintenance costs and concerns like needed new breaks, tires, suspension, before considering a major repair.

I have owned 4 new cars and never paid a dime in repairs before having paid them off.


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Stop lying you bullshit bastard!

Quite feasible to get a 20-30 percent discount off msrp sticker price on a new car so it costs the same as a used car. Buy the new car.

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^^. This. Done it both ways multiple timbs. New car is usually cheaper in the long run. Depends what your buying i suppose.



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