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  • Upto 6 months then get bored

    5 3.50%
  • Upto 1 year

    12 8.39%
  • Upto 2 years

    24 16.78%
  • Upto 3 years or warrantee expires

    26 18.18%
  • Upto 5 years

    36 25.17%
  • Until they drop dead and scrap them

    40 27.97%
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Thread: Car Life Expectancy

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    In January 2012 I will have owned my VXR for four years. Without a doubt the longest privately owned vehicle I've ever owned... and quite an achievement as I get bored so easily with cars.

    How long do you normally keep cars for and which car have you kept the longest and why?


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    Vehicle : Golf 7

    Trim : GTD

    Engine : 2.0 TDI 184PS

    Year : 2014

    Mileage : 40000

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    This one - 4 years 8 months and all the issues it's given me, I still love it. Then I have only owned this one.

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    My signum, had it for three years as it was on finance, same goes for my astra coupe. However the rest I have averaged about a year iirc. Same as you, I get bored with them.

    To date, best car I have ever owned was my Subaru Legacy Spec b bit the fuel costs were getting silly!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Vehicle : insignia

    Trim : irmscher

    Engine : 2.0 cdti

    Year : 2009

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    Normally 2 years as i do everything possible within a year then get bored lol But will be keeping insignia until it dies even though ive nearly completed the irmscher styling

    Think i will slow down a bit now and finish engine bay and save for retrim and wheels so i expect it to last me another 5 yrs or so

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

    MOD'S...Irmscher front spoiler, Irmscher mats, Irmscher door pins, Irmscher rear spoiler, Irmscher grille, Irmscher skirt & exhausts,Irmscher Roof spoiler MOD'S TO COME..Side skirts,Wheels

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    had my cav turbo for 6 years,thought about getting rid a few times but keep changing my mind,i joined here as i was going to go for a newer car but whats the real advantages to one,mine is cheap to tax (pre 2001) has 200hp standard and isn`t standard,4wd,leather,only thing it needs is aircon tbh,just don`t think i can do it.

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    Vehicle : M5

    Trim : Nothing needs adding

    Engine : 5.0 V10

    Year : 07

    Mileage : 37000

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    normally a couple of years for cars ....when i rode motorbikes they might not even last a week before i changed them

    so two years on a car is a looooooong time for me even if i change within a model/engine type its still a change

    but this one may be a keeper

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    We tend to keep our cars until theyre scrap or very close to it. The newer car is the family car and the older car is downgraded to tip runs/dog walking etc etc. Our current second car is a 17 year old golf estate which has been in the family for 16 years of its life. It went for an MOT last week and i thought it would fail drasticly, but unbelivable that it went straight through, no probs. So it lives for another year.
    Oh i tend to have a couple of bikes to keep me amused.
    Last edited by rottertron; 17th August 2011 at 08:31.

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    i have rarely kept a car longer than 6 months, but i have had my veccy now for 20months and no intention of getting rid until its not financialy viable to keep it running or repair it

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    In the past I've changed every 2yrs but that's more to do circumstances than car. Had the Vec 28months now and can't see me changing it anytime soon.

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