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Jeff351 New Reader
6/16/21 9:08 a.m.

26.75 for me

1970, 1989, 2004, 2014. 

I cant justify spending a years salary on a new car. And then have to spend a big chunk of my weekly pay to make the payment on the car I drive to work. Makes no sense. 

The 2004 Malibu is only used for my dog to ride in. He slobbers/sheds/unloads dirt and the occassionaly poo in there, we call it 'his' car. Once he is gone, we'll sell the car.  

Rusnak_322 Dork
6/16/21 9:08 a.m.

We have 4 cars and all are driven regularly. All were bought used, and two still had warrantee on them when we bought them. The 2008 GMC Acadia and the 2013 Mustang both were originally registered the year before their model year. My Mustang’s 3 year warranty ran out in June of 2015 (had less then 36k miles on it at that point). Same with the GMC, but I don’t recall when in 2010 the warrantee expired.

Going by the year on the title, the fleet is 10.25 years old.

jgrewe HalfDork
6/16/21 9:18 a.m.


34.1 and I realize I need something from the 60's

AaronT Reader
6/16/21 9:33 a.m.

Me and the lady's fleet average is 13. Both DDs are 2012s, the Miata is a 1999. All cars between 130k-145k miles with the Miata having the fewest. We are looking to downsize the fleet in the few few years to a Maverick hybrid or Santa Cruz and new Frisbee twin. 

Discussions of old and new cars will always bring out those who equate their own frugality with a conveniently superior morality. Each family has a unique set of constraints that change the math on these things. Also, the often forgotten fact that earning more can often outweighs making cuts rarely makes the equation. Some people make more by being to work on time every day than they would save by keeping an old car on the road.

Tom1200 SuperDork
6/16/21 10:42 a.m.

I should add that every vehicle in my fleet runs; I rib my friends constantly that they own 3 times as many vehicles as I do, yet I have double the number of running vehicles.

tester (Forum Supporter)
tester (Forum Supporter) Reader
6/16/21 10:52 a.m.


1998 - 23

2010 - 11

2019 - 3 

12.33 Average 

We had two cars totaled in the past two years. The average would have been 15.3.



350z247 Reader
6/16/21 10:52 a.m.

Average of 2006.5 from our fleet of four: 2003 350Z, 2005 MCS, 2008 M5, and 2010 X5M.

Trent PowerDork
6/16/21 10:55 a.m.

Looks like I am at 32 years with the oldest vehicle being a 71

c0rbin9 Reader
6/16/21 12:02 p.m.

I have been driving since 2007 and out of the 5 cars I have owned, none were newer than 1997. I doubt anyone here is as crazy as me when it comes to commitment to old cars. My current daily is a '94 Integra sedan.

jkstill New Reader
6/16/21 3:26 p.m.

3 cars, 1 Pickup, avg is 16.75 yrs

that will be 20.7 years when I sell the 'new' car (2016 Mazda 3)


crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/16/21 6:10 p.m.

It's funny because I think a good amount of people with a few old vehicles skew the stats to not mean much non GRMers included.


Somebody with three 2019 models and a 1977 pickup they use to run trash to the dump twice a year are going to look like they're "owning older vehicles longer" at 12.5 years but really they don't. 


I have a 2019, 2017, 1973, 1973, and  1971 but 98% of the miles are on the 2017 and 2019 though the average age of my tagged and insured fleet is 30.4 years.



Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/16/21 6:41 p.m.

In reply to crankwalk (Forum Supporter) :

I was thinking about that at lunch... of the cars I own that are registered and running, in the sense that I have driven them this year, I have a 2006, a 1984, and a 1981.  I probably drive the '06 more miles in a week than I have driven the '84 and '81 all year, combined.


All of my cars from the 80s coincide with good Metallica albums, which makes me smile.

67LS1 New Reader
6/16/21 6:54 p.m.

In reply to c0rbin9 : 
My daily driver is a 66.


crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/16/21 8:18 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

In reply to crankwalk (Forum Supporter) :



All of my cars from the 80s coincide with good Metallica albums, which makes me smile.

Kill em all and Ride the lightning should be in cassettes in them at all times.  I've got a dark side of the moon keychain that came with my 73 240. Nice period flare. haha

llysgennad Reader
6/17/21 1:57 p.m.

Our 3 daily drivers average to 15.0 years (newest is 6), and average mileage of 196k

Add the just-for-fun Jeep CJ and it goes to 22.3yo and 179k

Add the 3 projects and it's 33 years average. The oldest (1965) has the fewest miles by far (1/4 mile at a time)

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