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I bought mine new 15 + 10 years ago!

Why am I still driving it? Let's see- it's fun to drive, comfortable, reliable, economical and it's paid for. Insurance is cheap, tags are cheap, the occasional repairs are cheap, it's small and easy to drive and park, and it just keeps on running.
 

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Dang, I think that list had every Toyota model on it.
 

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12 (11.4) years for me and no plans to get a new truck. Would like a newer CC but the lack of funds is stopping me.
 

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On 11 years on Red as well, and I like the truck enough that I have bought two more. I'll keep the 07 as long as she runs for sure!
 

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I wonder how alot of current tech is going to affect long term ownership. For instance my parents have a Ford Edge with the Sync 2 system. The mechanicals of the vehicle are fine, but its going on 6ish years old and the infotainment is really showing its age. The problem is its not easy to replace at all.

I remember seeing some thing before that vehicles are designed with 3 year turnover in mind. At least the tech in them is.
 

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I wonder how alot of current tech is going to affect long term ownership. For instance my parents have a Ford Edge with the Sync 2 system. The mechanicals of the vehicle are fine, but its going on 6ish years old and the infotainment is really showing its age. The problem is its not easy to replace at all.

I remember seeing some thing before that vehicles are designed with 3 year turnover in mind. At least the tech in them is.
That's certainly something to think about. The cassette tape deck in my truck is filled with dust and doesn't work properly! My phone won't synch with my AM radio! JK, tech is now so big a part of the new car experience that it is a concern. While it is possible to update the infotainment system and many other parts, the reality is that hardly anybody does it. The auto industry used to lure buyers in with new designs that had bigger fins or more cup holders, now it's tech features. There will always be people who can be convinced to make an unwise financial decision, the marketing departments are working that angle full time. If there's one thing that will become outdated quickly, it's tech features.
 
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