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ZepSinger
06-20-2005, 04:53 PM
I'll start. Bought my 1994 Nissan pickup brand new in November of 1993. It's been my main vehicle ever since. 163,000 miles on it and still runs like a top. Needs a freon charge and a new windshield, other than that it's dependable as heck.

Hope I haven't jinxed myself now.... :(

KC Dan
06-20-2005, 04:57 PM
I just traded my 1993 Nissan Hardbody truck in 2 weeks ago and got my son a new car. 186,000 miles strong. I paid the $3500 downpayment back in Dec. 1993 with a $100 roulette win on the number 19. That was a great weekend.

Bowser
06-20-2005, 04:58 PM
I got my '95 Explorer in '97 with 40,000 miles. Still going strong with 154,000 miles.

Herzig
06-20-2005, 04:59 PM
I've got odds on Skip's van.

whoman69
06-20-2005, 05:02 PM
Got my '92 Cavalier new in December of that year. My son has it now, but its really starting to show its age with the way he beats it.

Donger
06-20-2005, 05:02 PM
I picked up a sweet truck in Mexico this weekend. The bed was full of beer bottles, however, and it smells like sawdust and cheap perfume.

Herzig
06-20-2005, 11:18 PM
bump for skip

Frazod
06-20-2005, 11:20 PM
It sure as hell isn't me. :D

ENDelt260
06-20-2005, 11:36 PM
I bought the 98 pickup I presently drive in May of 99.

The vehicle I owned prior to that was a 97 pickup that I got in Jan of 99 and totalled in April of 99. Yeah... I'm thinking that's probably gonna be the shortest I ever own a vehicle.

keg in kc
06-20-2005, 11:39 PM
Not the longest, I'm sure, but it's a hell of a lot longer than I wish it'd been. Driving a '92 *mumble mumble* that I got sometime in '95 or '96, I think. Haven't had heat or air-conditioning in it for the last, oh, I don't know, three or four years. Lucky me. I doubt I'll ever get any other car, either, at least until this one dies. Then I'll probably find something just like it, if I can fit it in my budget. Might have to ride the bus or take long bike rides.

alanm
06-21-2005, 12:24 AM
I've still got a 92 Mercury Sable that just rolled over 198,000 this weekend. Still looks great. Doesn't burn oil. Faithfully maintained. Getting a little creaky though because it really does need new struts. Since the shop I talked to wants about $1000 bucks for new struts all around I figure I may just do the front end and leave it at that. The Ford 3.0 inverted 6 popper has never had one problem. Possibly the best engine Ford has ever put out. I bet it could go another couple of hundred thou. That is unless the tranny goes. If that does so does the car unless I want to repair it myself. I'm not paying $2000 bucks for a rebuilt tranny for a front wheel drive vehicle. :shake:

Der Flöprer
06-21-2005, 12:42 AM
I lose. I just got rid of my old mazda beater this last saturday for a 2004 Dodge Intrepid. I sure hope I win this contest in 2015.

Logical
06-21-2005, 12:54 AM
Of our 5 cars the oldest is 15 yeas (Plymouth Laser Turbo)

Our oldest car is a 67 Mustang but we have only had it for 10 years. The other three are all 2000 or newer.

el borracho
06-21-2005, 01:19 AM
I've had my Kawasaki Vulcan since 94. It needs a little love but since I've got the sport bike (Z1000) I am currently ignoring it.

ROYC75
06-21-2005, 03:18 AM
As Bob Seger once sang ...... " Like a Rock "

1983 Chevy Custom 1/2 ton, Long Bed, 350 engine, 4 barrell, dual exhaust , 4 speed ( has the granny low ) 189,000 + original miles on it. Bad gas mileage( 14 / 16 mpg), reason for low miles and only use it as a get around pickem up truck, local stuff, fishing, trash hauling, etc. The price of a newer one is not worth the trade off of what I use it for.

It has been a a steady eddie for 22 years now.Yep, Like a Rock !:D

Earthling
06-21-2005, 04:37 AM
As Bob Seger once sang ...... " Like a Rock "

1983 Chevy Custom 1/2 ton, Long Bed, 350 engine, 4 barrell, dual exhaust , 4 speed ( has the granny low ) 189,000 + original miles on it. Bad gas mileage( 14 / 16 mpg), reason for low miles and only use it as a get around pickem up truck, local stuff, fishing, trash hauling, etc. The price of a newer one is not worth the trade off of what I use it for.

It has been a a steady eddie for 22 years now.Yep, Like a Rock !:D


Yep. I got an 85 Silverado 3/4 ton pickup w/350 engine that I use for the heavy stuff and its still a workhorse. Damn thing only gets about 6 or 7 mpg. (Maybe I should be thinking about getting a SUV so I can get better gas mileage!!?)

Saggysack
06-21-2005, 05:28 AM
My wife is only 4yrs older than ROY's truck. She has 6 on Old Codger's truck. And I too, use her for the heavy stuff.

PastorMikH
06-21-2005, 06:04 AM
Technically I have owned my '76 Toyota Landcruiser since 2000. However, Dad bought it in 1981 and I did drive it as a teenager - shoot, I even logged miles on that thing before I had a license. It has been steady and reliable for 24 years now.

Skip Towne
06-21-2005, 06:20 AM
I've got odds on Skip's van.
I haven't had it as long as these other guys but it has 333,182 miles on it. Chevy Astrovan and it's still going strong.

ROYC75
06-21-2005, 08:03 AM
As Bob Seger once sang ...... " Like a Rock "

1983 Chevy Custom 1/2 ton, Long Bed, 350 engine, 4 barrell, dual exhaust , 4 speed ( has the granny low ) 189,000 + original miles on it. Bad gas mileage( 14 / 16 mpg), reason for low miles and only use it as a get around pickem up truck, local stuff, fishing, trash hauling, etc. The price of a newer one is not worth the trade off of what I use it for.

It has been a a steady eddie for 22 years now.Yep, Like a Rock !:D

BTW, reliable...... Only 4 batteries, 1 exhaust system, and water pump..... other than tires, tune ups and oil changes. Some weeks it makes a trip to the local dumpster, about 1 mile, round trip, other weeks it gets 40 - 50 miles. Not alot of use at all....

No complaints at all.........

Our family car is a 92 Chevy Caprice, but it was bought used in 1999. It has almost as many miles on it as the pick up does.

StcChief
06-21-2005, 08:41 AM
1987 Nissan Stanza (now an altima) bought with 6K miles
in Aug 1987.

259,000 miles until
Good Friday 2000.

Hoover
06-21-2005, 08:45 AM
Bought a new fleet in October of 2001

PastorMikH
06-21-2005, 08:49 AM
1987 Nissan Stanza (now an altima) bought with 6K miles
in Aug 1987.

259,000 miles until
Good Friday 2000.



Driving one of those currently as well. My Grandmother bought it new in the spring of 87. We bought it when she was no longer able to drive in 2001 with 55,000 miles on it. It's about to turn over 80k now.

KCChiefsMan
06-21-2005, 09:35 AM
I bought my 1999 Grand Am new and still have it. 81,000 miles and I've had a few expensive problems but I guess it's been an ok car

Rain Man
06-21-2005, 09:36 AM
My wife is only 4yrs older than ROY's truck. She has 6 on Old Codger's truck. And I too, use her for the heavy stuff.

Your wife has a smoother ride, too.




Anyway, I've only had my current car for a couple of years, but my previous car, a way cool black 1987 Fiero GT, was my trusty steed for 13 years, from January of 1990 through February of 2003.

Skip Towne
06-21-2005, 09:41 AM
Your wife has a smoother ride, too.




Anyway, I've only had my current car for a couple of years, but my previous car, a way cool black 1987 Fiero GT, was my trusty steed for 13 years, from January of 1990 through February of 2003.
My ex came back from visiting her uncle and told me he had bought his daughter a Ferrari. Since he is a cigarette salesman, I had my doubts. Upon further review, it turned out to be a Fiero.

TEX
06-21-2005, 09:52 AM
My ex came back from visiting her uncle and told me he had bought his daughter a Ferrari. Since he is a cigarette salesman, I had my doubts. Upon further review, it turned out to be a Fiero.

ROFL

WilliamTheIrish
06-21-2005, 09:56 AM
Last Sept I turned the 88 Corolla in to the junkyard.

Bought it in 92, had 280k.

Picked up a 91 Civic that had 91K. It's up to 115 right now.

Rain Man
06-21-2005, 10:01 AM
My ex came back from visiting her uncle and told me he had bought his daughter a Ferrari. Since he is a cigarette salesman, I had my doubts. Upon further review, it turned out to be a Fiero.

ROFL

Pretty much the same.

SNR
06-21-2005, 10:28 AM
My first car was an old Maverick, which ran like its age was the same as the mileage on it.

Darkwolfe
06-21-2005, 09:09 PM
My '68 Fury has quite literally been carrying me around since 1970. Admittedly, I wasn't driving it back then as I was a tad small to try it.

It's survived a 10 year storage, 2 collisions (No damage to the Fury, but the other cars were totalled.), and I had to put a new engine in when the motor mounts got broken. Runs good these days, just still looks like crap.

Frazod, 10 years from now you'll still be driving that 'Stang.

Phobia
06-21-2005, 09:46 PM
You have a car 35 years old and still managed to land a chick like Tammie? She's blind, isn't she?

SnapDogg
06-21-2005, 10:27 PM
Bought my 88 Cheby PU in 89, smokes like a weber w/232,000 miles, time for a new 350!