• tractor avatar tractor Posted: 10/24/2013 11:43am PDT

    I have a '96 Audi with 230k miles. I do get tempted once in a while to replace it, but newer cars aren't very good looking, don't really get that great of mileage, and the monthly expense is way more. Plus my car holds 4 adults and 3 kids legally with the third row seat. The only thing that could sway me is better safety, but even some newer cars only get 4 stars in the NHTSA vs. 5 for mine. I would like side airbags though. My monthly cost including all regular maintenance, any repairs, insurance, cosmetics, everything but gas is less than $100 a month. I think I'll hold on to it for a while longer.

  • fb_100001137592380 avatar Yo Posted: 1/31/2012 2:42pm PST

    Funny, just read the other article about how dealers are desperate to buy older vehicles. How is GM doing so well with this going on?

  • danielbmartin avatar danielbmartin Posted: 1/18/2012 5:51pm PST

    I'm driving a '99 Nissan Maxima. Bought it new, maintained it carefully, it runs perfectly. I hope it lasts another 13 years because Nissan won't sell me another like it. Four door family sedan, powerful V6 engine, manual transmission. Car makers are leaving the stick-shift drivers high and dry!

  • crazyman96 avatar crazyman96 Posted: 1/18/2012 2:54pm PST

    My truck isn't old. Shes a 2000 with less then 90,000 miles. My wife's car is an 03 with 64,000 miles. Why would I want to pay over 40,000 dollars for the junk there making today? All the bugs that were in my 2 cars that I did buy new, now have been fixed. The cars I resoled because the dealers give you S--- for a trade-in were over 20 years old. They ran great and still on the road today.