UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (31) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: NoIDAtAll Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 311084  
Subject: Re: update Date: 8/8/2013 12:34 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
I mean, my current car is over 20 years old, but I only bought it two years ago. I've replaced a tire, alternator, starter, clutch, and battery. It needs a new compressor for the a/c, but that's not happening any time soon.

I had to have a mechanic do the clutch - it just wasn't feasible for me to even attempt it. That was $600 (and I talked him down from $800).

Just that repair puts me over your $250/year for this vehicle.

Well, you bought your 20 year old car only recently, Ishtar - I bought mine when it was only 4 years old and had only 55,000 miles on it, and drove it 17 years. It had a known defect, that I knew and knew how to get repaired at a reasonable cost. I have bought cars 20 or more year old cars and kept them running reliably and safely for far less than the cost of a new or late model car. Some people, perhaps a number of people, like to trade their cars in every 2-3 years for new ones. I think (pretty sure) doing so will cost quite a bit more than costs I've experienced, but maybe they need the new models to transport clients or company reps, and impress them, reasonably - I don't... I've had/have my collectible cars to do that, or my employer's late model vehicle, if I wanted (or needed) to do that - more funner. <BG>

D.O.D. (Dear Old Dad) once told me, "A car is transportation." - I listened and heard what he said.

Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (31) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


TMF Credit Center
The Motley Fool Credit Center arms you with real tools and simple messages, that will help you in every credit situation.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.