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Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« on: March 23, 2016, 09:38:28 AM »
So mine is on it's last leg. We've all known I bought a lemon for years. 2002 VW. It's only at 130,000 miles, but I've plugged so much $ into this POS. I feel like I just need it to get me through June (wedding), but the risk/reward is a bit terrifying. Like, every time I slow down and come to a stop light, it kicks back hard. When I have ppl in it, they feel like they're about to die, because they're not used to it. I figure I can do one last oil change tomorrow and get some crap tighten and then give it ago. What's the longest you went holding onto a POS?


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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2016, 09:40:42 AM »
If I were you, I would drive it until it needs a repair you're unwilling to pay for. If something happens and there's a $1700 estimate to get it going again, punt. Until then, keep on with this ride

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2016, 09:43:39 AM »
To fix the kickback issue, it was going to be $700 about 3 months ago. I took it into my trusted guys and they tightened and said: "If you're planning on getting a new car soon, I wouldn't blow $700 on fixing this". I was shocked, but they tightened it up enough until it's just became a problem again now.

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2016, 09:44:39 AM »
Our past two vehicles we drove until they basically died or were at least on life support.

First a couple years ago a 2000 Ranger pick up that was at 190K and was overheating with several other problems. We were able to trade it in on a 2010 Tacoma which has been fantastic. It just went over 100K miles, but its got a lot of life left.

Then my wife's Caravan with 185K started falling apart in the last 6-8 months. Finally traded it in a couple weeks ago on a 2015 Civic.

I've generally been a "drive it until it dies" person, but I'm not sure I'll go quite that far with our next round of vehicles.

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2016, 09:45:03 AM »
My car has around 120k, I've had it for 5 years and the sole repair on it in that time was $430. You should get something like that
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 09:47:14 AM »
Our past two vehicles we drove until they basically died or were at least on life support.

First a couple years ago a 2000 Ranger pick up that was at 190K and was overheating with several other problems. We were able to trade it in on a 2010 Tacoma which has been fantastic. It just went over 100K miles, but its got a lot of life left.

Then my wife's Caravan with 185K started falling apart in the last 6-8 months. Finally traded it in a couple weeks ago on a 2015 Civic.

I've generally been a "drive it until it dies" person, but I'm not sure I'll go quite that far with our next round of vehicles.
That's how I am too. I'm very practical with this stuff. Ms. wacky is already tired of all the problems with it and I don't blame her, but I also don't want a car payment anytime soon. Not having one has felt amazing.

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2016, 09:47:34 AM »
what are they "tightening"?

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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2016, 09:48:37 AM »
I usually go until i can't trust it. If i have to worry about getting stranded somewhere, time to cut bait.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2016, 09:48:50 AM »
what are they "tightening"?

muffler gasket.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2016, 09:52:24 AM »
Currently my beater car has somewhere around 249,000. Need a new tranny soon, but should be good for a little while longer.

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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2016, 09:54:08 AM »
At 178k on my truck. It's only 8 yrs old, though.  Plan to get to 250k, then park it as a third vehicle and get a crossover or smaller car.

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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2016, 09:55:33 AM »
what are they "tightening"?

muffler gasket.
Yeah, they tried to explain it to me. But talking cars with me is like trying to teach Spanish to a 2 year old. Just beady eyes and staring off into the distance.

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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2016, 10:09:44 AM »
I have an '88 Chevy PU 4 x 4 with around 675K, current engine has around 275K, tranny rebuilt twice.  She's a peach.

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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2016, 10:11:04 AM »
Currently at 101k. I want a new truck really bad, and part of me wants to to trade in my current Lambo while I can still get a decent return. But car payments are stupid and I don't like them.
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2016, 10:19:24 AM »
I have an '88 Chevy PU 4 x 4 with around 675K, current engine has around 275K, tranny rebuilt twice.  She's a peach.

For a guy named Bill Carahan, you sure drive a crap vehicle.

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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2016, 10:23:43 AM »
2002, 170k. Got it 4 years old for $3,300. If I could find a 4 year old car at that price to replace it I would jump on it but sadly not gonna happen.

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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2016, 10:25:10 AM »
That's how I am too. I'm very practical with this stuff. Ms. wacky is already tired of all the problems with it and I don't blame her, but I also don't want a car payment anytime soon. Not having one has felt amazing.

Having a new car with updated technology feels amazing too.

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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2016, 10:30:36 AM »
That's how I am too. I'm very practical with this stuff. Ms. wacky is already tired of all the problems with it and I don't blame her, but I also don't want a car payment anytime soon. Not having one has felt amazing.

Having a new car with updated technology feels amazing too.
Yes. I think that's what i'm looking forward to. I don't need to pinch pennies like I use to. I wouldn't mind having a little luxury in my life.

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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2016, 10:37:46 AM »
That's how I am too. I'm very practical with this stuff. Ms. wacky is already tired of all the problems with it and I don't blame her, but I also don't want a car payment anytime soon. Not having one has felt amazing.

Having a new car with updated technology feels amazing too.
Yes. I think that's what i'm looking forward to. I don't need to pinch pennies like I use to. I wouldn't mind having a little luxury in my life.

It is nice. The Civic we just bought is just the LX model, not the high end, but it still has lots of cool modern stuff. Also, it was still a new 15, one of a couple they had left, so with getting new 16s on the lot they gave us a really good deal. Drove it off the lot with only 11 miles on it which was pretty cool.

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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2016, 10:41:18 AM »
 :thumbs: Sounds awesome!

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« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2016, 10:55:50 AM »
wacky, you deserve some luxury in your life, treat yo self.

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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2016, 10:59:28 AM »
I feel ya, bud! :cheers:

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« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2016, 11:01:44 AM »
I have an '88 Chevy PU 4 x 4 with around 675K, current engine has around 275K, tranny rebuilt twice.  She's a peach.

For a guy named Bill Carahan, you sure drive a crap vehicle.

Not my only vehicle, and it's Clarahan, to you

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« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2016, 11:02:21 AM »
I have an '88 Chevy PU 4 x 4 with around 675K, current engine has around 275K, tranny rebuilt twice.  She's a peach.

For a guy named Bill Carahan, you sure drive a crap vehicle.

Not my only vehicle, and it's Carahan, to you

WHATEVER, CARAHAN.

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« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2016, 12:21:41 PM »
How far have you gone...

Now that that's taken care of, my Ferrari has like 108k on it and it's gonna keep going for a long time I think