I just bought a 2008 Subaru Outback for $5000 – it has 155,000 and runs good. I’m taking a look at keeping it for no less than 5 years and simply driving no farther than a pair hundred miles from house so I will most likely placed on one other a hundred,000 before I get one thing else. My previous automobile was a 1999 Cadillac I obtained for $ Years ago…it needed about $8000 spent on it through the years, however nonetheless cheaper than buying a brand new automotive. I had previously purchased three new Hondas (1984, 1997 & 1999) in a row so it was an enormous change for me.
We too are all in favour of older used autos and we hunt for ones with low mileage too. I drive a 2009 Toyota Corolla that we bought in 2017 for $7,000 with 70,000 km (~44,000 miles) on it. My spouse drives a 2011 Chevy Equinox that we bought in 2018 for $8,seven-hundred with 80,000 km (~$50,000 miles) on it.
The exemption originally utilized to any vehicle over 25 years old on the idea that they’d be incapable of racking up a lot mileage. It was frozen in 1997 as the longevity of automobiles improved – and now only applies to automobiles built before 1 January 1974.
However, if it has a 16-cylinder or larger engine, and is manufactured between 1922 and 1965, it gets categorized as a Horseless Carriage. Modified cars and replicas aren’t thought-about to be a part of either class. There is a lot of confusion on what exactly a basic car is, and what units it other than vintage and vintage vehicles. We have heard the term “traditional” used interchangeably when describing any old car that appears as if does not belong on the roads with the trendy daily drivers.
I’m driving a 2006 Highlander with “only” one hundred seventy,000 miles on it. Both were bought from my BIL who purchased them new and took meticulous care of them. I am going to be onerous pressed ever to wish to drive something however a Toyota or Honda. My prior automotive was a 2004 toyota camry that I purchased in 2006 with 36,000 miles on it for $15,000….
What About Maintenance? What About Repairs!?!?!?!?!?
The different car is a beater 2001 F-a hundred and fifty that we paid $3500 for, for mountain dwelling issues. Also, my frugal friends, we’ve dropped Subaru fully from consideration, because of the understanding of needing a $2000 head gasket or transmission restore, or BOTH! 80s and early 90s Subarus had been superior dependable vehicles, but not since 1998.