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post #16 of 30 Old 06-03-2017, 02:19 PM
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I don't have this issue with 4 wheelers. But this is how I end up with 3 motorcycles between 10 and 19 yo.
At some point it's just not worth much on the market, but is still fun to ride. I can't let it go!
Maintenance is the killer I think. The things you own, end up owning you.


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I never understood this. My friend bought a new truck, then bought another older truck to drive to work. He's had a few problems with the older truck, and keeps having to spend more money on it. Even on the weekends, he leaves the new truck sitting there, afraid to put miles on it. I ask him why he bought the new truck, when 90% of the time he isn't enjoying it. Seems like a waste, because the new truck is still depreciating, even while it sits. Sure, the new truck should last longer, and look good longer, but what's the point of keeping it new, if all you do is look at it and never drive it? I buy a new car, because I want to drive a new car. I told my buddy, all he needed was a picture of a truck. He could look at it all day long, and it would have been a whole lot cheaper.

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I'm in the "keep it" camp. It's a diminishing-returns thing. I tend to keep all my old cars when I buy new cars. I take good care of my cars and am pretty OCD about cleanliness, maintenance, etc. They're always worth "more to me" than they are on paper for any kind of a sale or trade-in. So I do exactly what the OP is suggesting - keep the old car to drive a couple days a week to keep miles down on the new car. If the old car is in good shape and running well, I'd vote keep driving it until it starts to have problems. Once it becomes a time or money sink, then sell it off. By that time, your now new car will have some years and miles on it, so then you drive it regularly until it becomes the "old" car and you buy something else new a few years down the road. Keep the cycle going.

It's super handy to have an extra car if one's in the shop, the weather's bad and you want to drive the beater, etc.
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Keeping my '05 EX-L I4 with over 262k in storage for my 14 yr old teen girl until she is of driving age. Figured it was cheaper to keep it than sell it for peanuts and keep my daughter away from driving the '14 EX when she's ready to drive. Another reason is I'm very familiar with the car and have done a lot of maintenance on it so any upkeep will come easily to me. Plus as others have mentioned, sometimes having an extra car in case of emergency is handy.

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Keep the old car as a beater. I ended up selling mine 2 yrs after getting the new car when the shocks finally gave out and oil began to leak. It was great having an old car to drive during bad weather and blasting through potholes without a care. For me it was an ocd thing where I wanted to keep the new car in pristine condition without any dents/scratches. I kind of wish I never got a new car and just drove old beaters forever haha.

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OP - Going through the same thing. Bought a 2017 Touring a month ago to replace a 1997 4cyl EX manual coupe. Every few days I get in the 97. Nothing special anymore, but I still love driving that Honda 5sp. Thought I would sell it, but it's more fun to drive than the new car. The V6 in S mode gets me close and the power speaks for itself when I need some of that joy though. If you have a reason to love your old ride, keep it. For now I am keeping mine.
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OP - Going through the same thing. Bought a 2017 Touring a month ago to replace a 1997 4cyl EX manual coupe. Every few days I get in the 97. Nothing special anymore, but I still love driving that Honda 5sp. Thought I would sell it, but it's more fun to drive than the new car. The V6 in S mode gets me close and the power speaks for itself when I need some of that joy though. If you have a reason to love your old ride, keep it. For now I am keeping mine.


Thanks for the reply. The crazy thing is, the V6 on the 2000 is still so powerful and it's so still fun to drive as well as well. I may just appease the wife and list the car at price that I know no one will pay ha. And a previous poster said too, would be nice to have this to drive when weather is bad like snow etc. It's almost like that old comfortable sweatshirt you wore in high school that is perfectly broken in!



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Hey Deepo11, that car looks like my mom's 2000 EXL V6 except it has a spoiler on the back and about 118K more miles. My mom is about to give her car up for a new 9th and I was considering picking it up (if she will sell it to me )
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OP - Going through the same thing. Bought a 2017 Touring a month ago to replace a 1997 4cyl EX manual coupe. Every few days I get in the 97. Nothing special anymore, but I still love driving that Honda 5sp. Thought I would sell it, but it's more fun to drive than the new car. The V6 in S mode gets me close and the power speaks for itself when I need some of that joy though. If you have a reason to love your old ride, keep it. For now I am keeping mine.
My 5th Gen EX with 5-speed was my favorite, and I was upset with myself when my wife convinced me to sell it rather than put about $1000 into it and keep on keeping it. My '94 was a real gem.

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I would keep it and drive it to work twice a week. That will save you approx 8k miles a year.

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Im in a similar situation. Last year, I leased a new 4runner, but also had a 2002 4runner in the garage. It was in excellent condition for its age with 135k miles. Dealer would prob only give me 2 or 3k for it. So ended up jist keeping it for grocery trips or Home Depot runs.
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Keep it especially if you are able to do much of the inevitable repair/maintenance work yourself.

Bought a 2017 Accord back in Sept 2016 but kept the now 21.5 yr old Civic. Civic has less
than 112K miles on it. Wife drives the Accord. Civic gets very little mileage any more but it is there
if even as a back-up or emergency vehicle. I replaced the radiator and hoses back in Aug of last yr,
which is what prompted the new car. In Oct, the distributor stroked out (original and a failing common
to these cars). Replaced that w/ a Honda dizzy. Recently, the cat converter failed and replaced that.
Did all work myself.
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if you are going to keep your old car and drive it to work everyday, then why did you buy a new car so soon?

i could see keeping the old car if you bought a vehicle that got bad mileage, such as a truck or suv, but you bought a car that still gets 30mpg.

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if you are going to keep your old car and drive it to work everyday, then why did you buy a new car so soon?

i could see keeping the old car if you bought a vehicle that got bad mileage, such as a truck or suv, but you bought a car that still gets 30mpg.


When did I say I'd drive it everyday?? If you read original post I said "1-2 days" in order to keep miles down. And again it was to get opinions cause I am on the fence.


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Unfortunately it's the end of an era. Sold the 6th gen just tonight. Now time to move forward solely with new 9th !


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