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Old 06-13-2014, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by HarleyFLHP View Post
I am in search of the perfect vehicle, but have never found it. I flip vehicles all too often. My wife gets a new vehicle every 6 yrs.
I get made fun of because I generally buy the exact same truck just the newest year model.

My father doesn't even go to the dealership, calls them up and says he's ready to trade, they order what he wants, normally the same as what he has, and then when it comes in bring it to the office with some paper work and swap them out.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:42 AM
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I keep most of mine for the long term. Got my first truck, a 94 k1500 still in the driveway. Had it for almost 10 years now. My wife is the same. Still have her first car, an 02 hands accord. Picked up a used 06 duramax for pulling the boat and because I wanted one. Just bought our first new car, a 2014 honda pilot, wife wanted one and we just had a baby and her car wasn't doing it for her. We both tend to hold onto things for to long.

94 gmc 180k
02 accord 200k
06 gmc 140k
14 pilot 1k
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by JCM 1420 View Post
I get made fun of because I generally buy the exact same truck just the newest year model. My father doesn't even go to the dealership, calls them up and says he's ready to trade, they order what he wants, normally the same as what he has, and then when it comes in bring it to the office with some paper work and swap them out.
My old man does the same thing. Trades before it needs tires and get the exact same thing. He might get a new color if they can't find the color he wants quickly.

I have a 2011 Duramax with 55k on the clock that I plan on holding onto for a while. I just can't see a reason to get rid of a paid for truck and get into a truck payment.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by JCM 1420 View Post
I get made fun of because I generally buy the exact same truck just the newest year model.

My father doesn't even go to the dealership, calls them up and says he's ready to trade, they order what he wants, normally the same as what he has, and then when it comes in bring it to the office with some paper work and swap them out.
Your dad is the man, I like his style.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:46 AM
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No super high mileage here, but wife drives 03 Outback wagon, me an 05 Magnum, we have an 03 Astro (tow the boat, hauling, etc). It is very nice not to have car payments and just pay when something fails. I am not looking forward to buying a new car. 0% financing is one thing that would get my attention when the time comes.

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Old 06-13-2014, 05:55 AM
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We keep the "toys" until we can sell them for a profit and our daily drivers are changed when they start to get boring. Weve got several toys for sale now, thinning out the herd
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:58 AM
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Its nice to have an older car, no payments, no worries on minor dents and things that don't work (say electronically adjusted mirror position and things like that).

Assuming no major drive train work, repairs should be much cheaper than a car payment, but if they are needed often, it is a PITA to keep taking it to the repair shop. Eventually I get tired of that crap when the mileage is up there well north of 100K and get a newer vehicle.

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Old 06-13-2014, 06:08 AM
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I have 2011 jetta diesel that I use as a commuter. Bought new, closing on 100k miles....getting the itch, but running better then the day I brought it home. Always buy thinking 200k on this one, just can't get there.
Is it a wagon. I may buy it from you. Let me know
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:52 AM
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About every 20 years or so. I buy new and keep them for a long time LOL.
But I always buy Toyota so I know that they will last.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:35 PM
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Usually buy new, and replace when they are getting near 200k - which depending on what is happening in life and business is between 5-10 years. I buy something I like, trick it out a little, and then take really good care of it.

My Avalanche is at 140k - I plan to keep it "forever" as the tow / travel / need lots of seats vehicle. Can't get a new one, and it suits me.

I have used new VW's for commuters and had great luck. The new twist is my parents being elderly. They are driving my last Jetta that I gave them at 100k, and I think I will swap out theirs with every other one of mine when it hits 100k.
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depends on how I pay for them,
I paid cash for a truck that had 24k miles on it. Traded it at 140k it basically feel apart, after 14 years.
Financed last car at 2.99% probably keep til 100k
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