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At what point do you get a new car? #4506605
09/03/17 07:37 PM
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I've had the same car for the last 10 years, purchased new and maintained well. It has 136k and has some mild surface rust, nothing major. It is still my daily driver, and my only car.

I live in a rather rural area, and winters can be pretty brutal. I'd hate to be stranded if I ever had to get somewhere, although this car hasn't let me down yet.

Run it into the ground, or sell it while it's still running and get something new?

Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: oilpsi2high] #4506613
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Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Run it into the ground, or sell it while it's still running and get something new?


This makes it sound like it's going to die somewhat soon. At 136k, it still has a lot of life left.

What kind of car is it? Have you had to replace any wear and tear items yet?


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 200k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 149k Rotella T5 10w30 Supertech ST3980

Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: oilpsi2high] #4506614
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For you salt belt people, the answer to that question is when there's no healthy metal left to hold a bolt.

Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: oilpsi2high] #4506618
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When I get tired of it. I'm not out to see how long I can make a clunker last. Nor am I in it to be bored to death with a car.

If you want a new one then it's time - that's everyone's individual taste.

Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: oilpsi2high] #4506619
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Only you can decide how to spend you money..Do you like the car? Hate the car? It is a long term reliable car or a FIAT?


"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf
Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: dlundblad] #4506623
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Run it into the ground, or sell it while it's still running and get something new?


This makes it sound like it's going to die somewhat soon. At 136k, it still has a lot of life left.

What kind of car is it? Have you had to replace any wear and tear items yet?


2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged Coupe. Brakes, wheel bearings, shocks and struts, bushings, timing chain tensioner, etc.

I think it needs a new belt tensioner (squeaks on startup), and has a front end rattle that is either the steering intermediate shaft or swaybar bushings. Other than that it has been dead reliable. I'm thinking new snow tires for winter and just continue driving it until it completely dies.

I have records for every service performed since day 1. Drained the factory fill at 2396 miles! Always used Mobil 1 5W-30 and either AC Delco or Napa Gold oil filters. GM fluids in the trans changed every 30k.

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Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: oilpsi2high] #4506626
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When your 2004 Dodge Intrepid's brake pedal goes to the floor for the second time in six months and the shop says all the brake lines are corroded and needs a total rebuild to the tune of $2500+.


2014 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3 Vert 14,000 M1
2012 Sienna 79,000 M1
2007 Tahoe 140,000 PP

Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: CT8] #4506627
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Only you can decide how to spend you money..Do you like the car? Hate the car? It is a long term reliable car or a FIAT?


It is very fun to drive. Has a limited slip diff, 5 speed manual from a Saab and the GM Stage 2 supercharger package along with the GM ported exhaust manifold.

It costs next to nothing to operate so I'm thinking of just driving it as long as possible. MSRP was $ 24,095 back in 2007. A Camaro SS is $ 40,000+. No thanks!

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Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: oilpsi2high] #4506640
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Drive it until some major repairs are needed that would make fixing it cost prohibitive.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: oilpsi2high] #4506641
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1995 Geo Prizm. Looks like a 3 year old car. 200k miles. Uses less than 1 quart of oil between 7000 mile oil changes. I fix what breaks. $1900 wholesale purchase price in 2009 with 86k miles. Starts, runs, drives and shifts perfectly. 24-34 mpg. Dirt cheap to run, repair and insure. Air blow cold, never been apart. NO plans to retire, sell or scrap. Why would I, you or anyone else? Unless you have an "ego".

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Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: oilpsi2high] #4506644
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I've used this in the past. Fun little calculator:

http://www.agcoauto.com/content/Buy_or_Keep_Calculator

It's hard seeing your peers get shiny new cars every few years, but as a finance guy I know better. I'd rather drive something fun for 10 years than get a new Civic every 2.

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Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: oilpsi2high] #4506647
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They're appliances anyway. I'll make the sacrifice for the 1956 Chevy that stays in the garage.

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Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: Powerglide] #4506650
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Originally Posted By: Powerglide
They're appliances anyway. I'll make the sacrifice for the 1956 Chevy that stays in the garage.


Found a 1954 Chevy Sedan on Facebook Marketplace near me. Guy wants 10,500. Says it needs nothing, had new paint and interior 20 some years ago. I kind of want it, haha.

Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: oilpsi2high] #4506651
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Now you're talkin'!

Re: At what point do you get a new car? [Re: oilpsi2high] #4506652
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If you want something new, buy it and keep the existing car. Use it to drive to work and keep the miles down on the new one. Drive the old one in bad weather. Keep no more insurance on the old one than you need. ( keep plenty of liability though, just not comp and collision if the car is not worth it).

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