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Skip Towne
04-18-2005, 08:13 AM
Six for me. I usually buy low mileage used cars now though.

Saulbadguy
04-18-2005, 08:13 AM
0. I probably never will buy a brand new car.

Mr. Kotter
04-18-2005, 08:14 AM
Three.

Thinking of dumping the Doobie Van? :hmmm:

Bwana
04-18-2005, 08:16 AM
One, back when I didn't know better...........never again. I buy new guns and used cars.

JimNasium
04-18-2005, 08:16 AM
One.

Phobia
04-18-2005, 08:17 AM
8 new 5 used in the past 2 decades

Mr. Kotter
04-18-2005, 08:19 AM
One, back when I didn't know better...........never again.

The deal with us is, with four kids....we want a reliable, safe, highly rated mini-van. For an Odyssey, you can pay nearly as much and even MORE, for a low-mileage "used" one as you do a "new.

Our local dealer is the best; and has a 100,000 extended warranty with the vehicles that comes with everything he sells. For us, it's been a no-brainer. :shrug:

Iowanian
04-18-2005, 08:20 AM
I doubt I'll ever buy a New car/truck.

I'll have my buddy get me one from an auction that was a program..........1-2 yrs old, 25k miles.........10k cheaper.

SCTrojan
04-18-2005, 08:21 AM
Four since I turned 21. I'm a buy new and keep it until you have to push it to the dealership for a trade-in kind of guy.

seclark
04-18-2005, 08:23 AM
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jAZ
04-18-2005, 08:27 AM
0 new, 4 (+1 wife's) used since 1990.

1974 Mustang (the ugly small Mustang)
1971 Dodge Dart Swinger
1990 Geo Prizm
1995 Toyota 4 Runner (Wife's)
2000 Nissan Maxima

All used, cheapest was the Mustang for $500, it needed a new front windsheild and a new transmission. It also needed a lot of care to keep it running. I was almost glad when I got T-boned, and was forced to get an older (but more dependable) car.

I've liked each car I've owned more than the one before it. Let's hope I continue with similar success in the future.

Kyle401
04-18-2005, 08:28 AM
1, My first car was brand new. Late model used thereafter.

PastorMikH
04-18-2005, 08:42 AM
1 new car. 1989 Nissan Sentra. Sold it with 160k miles on it. It still didn't use any oil. My grandmother was no longer able to drive and we bought her Nissan Stanza and sold the Sentra. The Stanza provided more room and has 120k less miles on it. Looking back though I wished I'd have passed on her car and kept the Sentra.


The rest were bought used.

Vegas_Dave
04-18-2005, 08:43 AM
1 My wifes 04 Passat... I have had 5 used but will probably buy a new one in 4 years

Rain Man
04-18-2005, 08:50 AM
Since the age of 16, I've owned 5 cars for my own use (not counting a couple that my dad bought in my name to get the tires or something)

1970 Mustang convertible (used - 10 years old)
1970 Mustang convertible (used - 12 years old)
1979 Toyota Celica (used - 6 years old)
1987 Pontiac Fiero GT (used - 2.5 years old)
2000 BMW Z3 (used - 2 years old)

Since we've been married, we've purchased two cars for my wife.

1991 Infiniti Q45 (used - 4 years old)
1998 Ford Taurus (used - 2 years old)

Over time, my used cars are getting less used when I buy them.

HC_Chief
04-18-2005, 08:57 AM
1 new... never again.

HemiEd
04-18-2005, 08:57 AM
New Cars 6: 72 Chevelle Wagon, 77 Dodge Van, 85 Olds Cutlass, 88 Olds Cutlass, 97 Chrysler LHS, 02 300M

Used Cars 46, probably forgot some: 57 Fury, 58 Dodge, 64 Barracuda, 62 Econoline, 63 Fury, 67 Dart vert, 65 Barracuda, 66 Vette, 62 Corvair, 55 Chevy PU, 68 Charger, 65 Barracuda, 68 chevelle, 71 Chevelle Conv, 72 Chevy PU, 72 Chevelle Wagon again, 71 Elcamino SS, 62 Nova Conv, 79 Grand Prix, 78 Celica, 87 LeBaron, 86 LeBaron Conv., 86 Daytona, 74 Dodge PU, 71 Dodge PU, 70 Cuda, 70 Duster, 69 GTX, 57 Fury again, 58 Belvedere, 70 RR, 67 Barracuda (3), 68 Barracuda, 65 Dart, 67 R/T, 70 GTX, 69 Barracuda (2), 68 Hemi RR, 68 Barracuda Conv., 94 Le Baron Conv., 90 Dakota, 98 Durango, 50 Dodge PU

Skip Towne
04-18-2005, 08:58 AM
Since the age of 16, I've owned 5 cars for my own use (not counting a couple that my dad bought in my name to get the tires or something)

1970 Mustang convertible (used - 10 years old)
1970 Mustang convertible (used - 12 years old)
1979 Toyota Celica (used - 6 years old)
1987 Pontiac Fiero GT (used - 2.5 years old)
2000 BMW Z3 (used - 2 years old)

Since we've been married, we've purchased two cars for my wife.

1991 Infiniti Q45 (used - 4 years old)
1998 Ford Taurus (used - 2 years old)

Over time, my used cars are getting less used when I buy them.
I'll bet you were a real chick magnet driving those Mustangs.

kc rush
04-18-2005, 09:00 AM
Leased a new 1995 Mazda Protege, turned it back in and leased a new 1997 Mazda 626. Bought the 626 at the end of the lease. That is as close as we have been to "buying" a new car.

Hoover
04-18-2005, 09:08 AM
I bought one new, I think that will be the last time.

We bought a used low mile Honda and a New Carolla. Love them both, but I think you get more car for way less when you buy used.

Rain Man
04-18-2005, 09:08 AM
I'll bet you were a real chick magnet driving those Mustangs.

Well, I don't like to brag, but....

Nzoner
04-18-2005, 09:19 AM
4 new cars

'85 Ford EXP
'93 Mitsubishi Montero
'00 GMC Sierra(for the wife)
'02 GMC Yukon Denali

Mr. Kotter
04-18-2005, 09:22 AM
1 new... never again.

Eh, you bought American then. :hmmm:

ChiefsOne
04-18-2005, 09:30 AM
I deal in used cars with my family and do it as a side business.

Used vehicles have been in the hundreds. Have only bought 1 new car and it was when I was 18 and just graduated HS, - 300ZX.

Frosty
04-18-2005, 09:36 AM
Four since I turned 21. I'm a buy new and keep it until you have to push it to the dealership for a trade-in kind of guy.

Me, too, though it doesn't always work out that way. I like getting the full warranty and getting what I want on rig, not just what I can settle for used.

I have bought 8 new, IIRC, including the new Silverado I bought last month.

Probably better than 40 used cars also, over the years.

Miles
04-18-2005, 10:46 AM
Just one new so far that i have had for over 7 years. Though my next one will definitly be used simply for cost reasons.

Rain Man
04-18-2005, 10:51 AM
Me, too, though it doesn't always work out that way. I like getting the full warranty and getting what I want on rig, not just what I can settle for used.

I have bought 8 new, IIRC, including the new Silverado I bought last month.

Probably better than 40 used cars also, over the years.


Are all of those for your personal use, as opposed to reselling? If so, are you 100 years old, or are you just indecisive?

Frosty
04-18-2005, 11:08 AM
Are all of those for your personal use, as opposed to reselling? If so, are you 100 years old, or are you just indecisive?


ROFL

They are all for my personal use and I'm only 41. I'm not indecisive; I just like cars and get bored easily. Some of the cars were also toys, not daily drivers.

My wife has been trying to break me of this habit since she married me, but has only succeeded in slowing me down.

ENDelt260
04-18-2005, 11:51 AM
I might someday.

Right now I have no need. My truck still runs. That's bound to quit someday, though. I don't take very good care of it. Hell, I let a woman drive it over the weekend. That can't be good for it.

Nzoner
04-18-2005, 11:54 AM
I might someday.

Right now I have no need. My truck still runs. That's bound to quit someday, though. I don't take very good care of it. Hell, I let a woman drive it over the weekend. That can't be good for it.

Yeah,I've yet to see sofa crushing in a tv commercial.

ENDelt260
04-18-2005, 11:56 AM
Yeah,I've yet to see sofa crushing in a tv commercial.
I'm pretty sure I saw in the owner's manual that that was okay.

Course, I do kinda regret leaving half of my right rear tile on the courtyard. I think that one might come back to bite me in the ass later.

Mosbonian
04-18-2005, 12:03 PM
I might someday.

Right now I have no need. My truck still runs. That's bound to quit someday, though. I don't take very good care of it. Hell, I let a woman drive it over the weekend. That can't be good for it.

When I saw your truck last year it looked like it was ready for a trade in..... :)

And the fact that you let a woman drive it, shows that you don't have much love for it.... :rolleyes:

mmaddog
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ENDelt260
04-18-2005, 12:13 PM
When I saw your truck last year it looked like it was ready for a trade in..... :)

Hey! I don't think it even had many dents then. A large portion of the passenger side is f*cked up now.

And the fact that you let a woman drive it, shows that you don't have much love for it.... :rolleyes:

She let me drive her Jag a couple weeks ago. I think she was the one taking the bigger risk.

redbrian
04-18-2005, 12:17 PM
Bought one inherited another, leased a third.
When I was a young pup in the service fresh out of text school I bought a 74 Maverick. Not a bad little car, had the nice ford 6 banger in it, got great gas mileage and would scoot.
Kept it about 2 years and sold it to buy a 1955 Buick Roadmaster, great set of wheels.

Leased a Nissan Pickup
More of a toy than a truck, couldn’t haul crap, couldn’t pull a lose tooth got sideswiped and the thing folded like a deck of cards (never buy a small truck again).

Four years ago I inherited my brothers 2001 Ford F150 with the big V-8 and tow package, great truck, have over 88,000 miles on it with zero problems (except the thing sucks gas like a whore).

Mosbonian
04-18-2005, 12:19 PM
She let me drive her Jag a couple weeks ago. I think she was the one taking the bigger risk.

From a physical standpoint you are correct....

What possessed her to let you drive her Jag.....women are usually very possessive about their cars. And did you have to move the seat position forward to be able to drive it?

mmaddog
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ENDelt260
04-18-2005, 12:20 PM
What possessed her to let you drive her Jag

Liquor.

HemiEd
04-18-2005, 12:23 PM
And did you have to move the seat position forward to be able to drive it?

mmaddog
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ROFL Well bygod!

el borracho
04-18-2005, 12:25 PM
1 new car. Probably won't do that again. 2 of my 4 motorcycles were bought new (which I would do again).

ENDelt260
04-18-2005, 12:28 PM
And did you have to move the seat position forward to be able to drive it?

I don't know why this one didn't sink in right away. Hell, after I made my last post I was thinking about it and wondering, "Heck, I'm 6'1". What kind of monstrous woman does he think I'm hanging out with?" And, it STILL didn't sink in.

I'm a little slow.

badgirl
04-18-2005, 12:31 PM
In 88 my husband at the time, bought a new 88 Ford F250 5speed, 4-wheel drive and I learned how to drive a stick shift on that truck, he was freaking out saying I shouldn't learn on a new truck eh, f*ck him....then in 89 he bought me a 5 speed Bronco 11, those were the only new ones I ever had, I would rather buy a good used one.

badgirl
04-18-2005, 12:32 PM
I'm a little slow.
we already knew this :p