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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2016, 11:00:48 AM »
2012 Toyota Camry SE that we bought used about 18 months ago with 30K miles on it for a little under 15K - now has 50K miles

2010 Volkswagen Routan Minivan that we bought new in late 2010 for "only" 25K - has 80K miles on it now

We pay cash for vehicles...

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2016, 11:06:07 AM »
2010 Honda Accord EX-L that I bought new 7 years ago last week. I've been drooling over a Subaru Outback for about a year now but I know it makes no financial sense whatsoever to buy at this time.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2016, 02:34:30 PM »
VW Passat purchase in Feb-2015 for $12k with 30k miles on it.  Now currently has 60k miles on it and the 1.8% loan is down to $5k.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2016, 02:43:01 PM »
2003 Toyota Corolla with 65k miles.  And a commuter bike with 80k miles.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2016, 03:47:38 PM »
2008 Infiniti G37s Coupe
Purchased this past March w/ 21,450 miles for $16,500 (original owner paid $46k with tax/financing, sucker)
6MT + RWD + 330HP = Lots of smiles per gallon :)

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #55 on: December 24, 2016, 08:55:17 PM »
1985 c10 with 135k thats been in my family since it was new

1997 Corolla DX with 104k. I paid $600 for it. lol

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #56 on: December 25, 2016, 04:13:24 AM »
1997 Ford F-350 4x4 XLT
7.3 Turbo Diesel
Reg. Cab long bed
Manual transmission
105,000 miles

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #57 on: December 25, 2016, 09:41:47 AM »
2000 Honda Accord bought new.  Now has 282k miles and needs a front seal.

2005 Toyota Tacoma bought used in 2010 with 105k miles.  Now has 155k miles with no problems.

We will probably end up replacing the Accord this year, but will also buy new because all the used cars I have bought have been lemons (probably says more about my buying ability than anything else...).

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #58 on: December 26, 2016, 11:34:55 AM »
2009 Toyota Matrix bought new for $17k cash, has 135 k miles on it. I've actually toyed with the idea of getting a new car but they stopped making it and so far I can't find anything else that meets those specifications (great gas mileage for my one-person daily driving, great cargo space to carry my drum set.)  All the other little hatchbacks out now have less cargo space or worse gas mileage.  So I think I'll just drive my car for a few more years until something better comes out.

I bought my car on a great sale, nothing added to it, stick shift.  Although I know everyone talks about 1-2 year old cars being a better deal, I usually find they've had so many unnecessary options added to them that they are not a better deal than a brand new inexpensive car on a good sale.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #59 on: December 26, 2016, 11:46:11 AM »
2003 Pontiac Vibe with 199,990 miles.

I bought it in August 2014 with 165,000 miles for $2500.

I love it.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #60 on: December 26, 2016, 01:11:56 PM »
2001 Toyota Camry.  Had it since Dec 2006.  No major problems with it, fairly high mileage.  Incredibly reliable.

We would like another car and get rid of this one.  But the camry just goes and goes... 

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #61 on: December 26, 2016, 01:41:23 PM »
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser, bought new, 78K miles.  Fantastic machine and still runs great. 

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #62 on: December 26, 2016, 03:03:02 PM »
I'd pass as one of those "Millionaire Next Door" types...

2007 Honda Ridgeline, base model with 181k on it.  Not the most frugal vehicle, but it gets the job done.  Wife has a 2002 base model Jeep Wrangler

Our engines are gas hogs and we don't drive much

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #63 on: December 26, 2016, 04:34:16 PM »
2006 VW Jetta with 118k miles.

Bought it a year ago for $6500 when somebody rear-ended and totalled my previous car (a 2008  Corolla that had 83k miles, purchased for $9k)

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #64 on: December 26, 2016, 05:06:06 PM »
2014 Mazda5, purchased new with plans to drive forever. Currently at 30k miles. Could pay it off, but at 2.9% it isn't a priority. This is "my car" and the one we use for all family outings, vacations, etc. Plan to drive it forever.

2008 Nissan Frontier with 155k miles. I purchased new before marrying my husband, but he's the one who drives it now. Will keep until it has a catastrophic failure that's too expensive to fix.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #65 on: December 27, 2016, 07:15:35 AM »
My only car is a 2008 Jaguar S type (I embrace the weakness in my character that demands luxury).  I bought it used in 2010 for around 30K with just under 10K miles on it.  It has just under 50K miles on it; should get there in January.  I understood when I bought it that it was not transportation but a hobby, but Im ready to move on.  Im thinking Tesla in 2018.  You can punch me, just not in the face (I have to keep up appearances and a black eye will raise questions Id rather not answer).

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #66 on: December 27, 2016, 01:24:05 PM »
2006 Matrix

2009 Civic

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #67 on: December 28, 2016, 05:30:31 AM »
2004 vw jetta tdi diesel. Bought new at the time. Currently has 237k miles on it. It's starting the rust a bit but it drives like a top! Absolutely perfect and never had any real issue with it.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #68 on: December 28, 2016, 05:43:55 PM »
I'm driving:

1999 Toyota Avalon
284K miles


I bought it used in 2002 for $16K and 35K miles

I'm FI, but still working for another 6-9 months.

Thomas Stanley, author of the Millionaire Next Door, states that the average millionaire bought a 3-5 year old car worth $20-30k and then they drove it forever. Just seeing what other current/future millionaires are driving out there.

I guess I followed this perfectly without realizing it... :)
« Last Edit: December 28, 2016, 05:47:32 PM by ClovisKid »

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #69 on: December 28, 2016, 06:22:02 PM »
2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed6 - bought for $6k in Oct 2015. ~137k miles.
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo - my anti-mustachian flagship. Paid $7k in May 2008, past 260k but is now well north of 400whp. My never-ending project of love and cursing and sweat.
2005 Lexus GX470 - paid $8150 in Oct 2016 w/179k miles. My adventure-mobile.

2005 Ford Ranger V6/5sp with 150k
Are you me? OK mine's a 2001 extra cab with a shell I bought used in 2007 as my FIRE truck for camping road trips. Cost $4k and fairly low mileage - under 50k then.and around 125k now. Don't drive it much around town.due to terrible gas mileage and will likely sell it soon.

Joining the Ranger club: 2007 XLT. 
I debate whether it is better to drive it into the ground or get an electric vehicle (both sides of the argument have good points and I'm left in the same spot--unsure).  In the meantime, to help reduce my carbon footprint and money spent on gas and repairs, I am planning on purchasing an electric motorcycle which I will use as my daily driver during the warm months.

My sister has a 2000 Frontier with close to 200k miles on.that runs great so now we are completion to see who's truck lasts the longest.



I need to find a challenge buddy--this seems awesome!  I am uber competitive so I feel if I jumped in on a challenge like this the decision of keeping my truck or not would be made for me.

I sold my '99 Tacoma a couple of years ago as it was approaching 283k.  The bar has been set. ;)

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #70 on: December 28, 2016, 06:31:20 PM »
2014 Chevy Volt. Just passed three years of ownership. Yes, bought it brand new, won't be doing that again for a long time but I do love the car and it's incredibly cheap to operate.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #71 on: December 29, 2016, 08:43:12 AM »
2013 Chevy Cruze with about 38,000 miles on it. Bought last summer in 2015 for around 12k cash.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #72 on: December 29, 2016, 08:57:52 AM »
2010 Toyota Prius, not sure what it cost, my dad bought it for me new when I was in college.  It's got about 85,000 miles on it and I plan on driving it until it dies, I love my little car, plus it's paid off. 

I also have a 2002 Toyota Solara convertible I drive in the summer, that was a gift from my mom in July, it has around 40,000 miles on it.  It's a lot of fun to drive but gets about half the mileage of my Prius.  Not very mustachian of me, I know.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #73 on: December 29, 2016, 09:59:51 AM »
We have a 2004 Toyota Prius with about 130k miles on it. We hope for it to last into the time where we can just summon a self-driving taxi for the occasional car trip rather than needing to buy and own another car.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #74 on: December 29, 2016, 10:47:48 PM »
2003 Mercedes C32 AMG. Bought it for $6100. 125k miles. Drives pretty well. A splurge no doubt, but I hit the two comma club and feel like spoiling myself.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #75 on: December 29, 2016, 11:58:51 PM »
just got to 233k miles on my bought-new 2007 toyota yaris

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #76 on: December 30, 2016, 12:00:02 AM »
2013 Toyota Corolla that I bought new in the first few months of 2013.  I paid cash for the car and it now has 95K miles.  I'm currently searching for jobs closer to home so I can make it last a little longer.

Wow. 30k+ miles / year. That's a lot of driving.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #77 on: December 30, 2016, 08:38:24 AM »
I replaced my 2001 Ford Escape this year with a used 2015 Mazda 3 hatchback (paid cash). It gets solid gas mileage and I can easily haul my bike on a hitch rack, my dog crate, and a few friends. Yesterday I took a friend on an IKEA/Costco run and she was impressed with how much it could hold. Planning to keep this car at least as long as I kept the last one (15+ years).

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #78 on: December 30, 2016, 08:44:51 AM »
2006 Pontiac Vibe 5spd

Bought it on ebay  for $2,450.  Had 106,000 miles, shipped down from Vermont for $735, so for just under $3,200, I got a re-badged Toyota Matrix.  I love this car. 


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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #79 on: December 30, 2016, 08:52:48 AM »
2013 Ford Escape w/~30k miles
2007 Honda Civic w/~95k miles

No loan on either and we don't see a new car in our future for at least 10 years.

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Re: What car are you driving?
« Reply #80 on: December 30, 2016, 09:30:56 AM »
2012 Acura TL with all the bell and whistles... Bought it in '15 for $22k (Unmustachian, I know) has 68K Miles on it, and I barely drive it because I have a company vehicle.