Is Your Car Older Than Mine?

Is Your Car Older Than Mine?I've been driving the same car for 15 years and 2 months.

Are any of you driving a car that you've owned for longer than that?


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Argie

I think its funny that a Google ad is now appearing on your site called "Best cash for scrap cars" clunkerheaven.com

August 6, 2014 @ 9:21 AM

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@Argie

Did you click?

You clicking those ads enables me to fill up my clunker with gasoline!

August 6, 2014 @ 9:22 AM

Argie

I'll click.

August 6, 2014 @ 9:32 AM

Philly-Bob

@ Mike - I drive a 2006 model. But my friend, as he puts it:

"Got a '99 Honda and the bitch still runs"

August 6, 2014 @ 9:33 AM

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@Philly-Bob

I got mine in June 99, so it'll depend when your friend got his Honda as to which of us is champion.

August 6, 2014 @ 9:36 AM

Argie

@Mike
Don't you ever get bored with it? I was bored with mine after 2 years.

August 6, 2014 @ 9:46 AM

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@Argie

Nope... but I'm not a car guy. I just want to reliably and economically advance from A to B.

August 6, 2014 @ 9:47 AM

Philly-Bob

@ Mike - I'm on the same page as you. My next purchase will probably be a Honda...and I'll drive it till it won't drive no more. (I would do that with my current car but it's a V6 and a bitch on gas....)

August 6, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Philly-Bob

Oh, and my uncle has a '72 Corvette Stingray, but I don't think Classic Cars count in this little question of yours...

August 6, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Awaiting ruling.... ruling is in....

Classic cars do not count.

August 6, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

BJ

My car is 8 years old and I can't imagine it lasting 15 years.

How many KMs are on your car Mike?

August 6, 2014 @ 10:44 AM

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@BJ

About 265,000 kms.

August 6, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

mrmojorisinca

I was driving a 97 ACCORD until laST MAY..
now driving a 2003 civic..

August 6, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Ryan G

No longer drive it, but my first car was an '87 Hyundai Pony. It had no heat, and there were mice living in the trunk. Man I picked up soooo many girls with that car, assuming soooo many = zero.

August 6, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Dawn Keibals

1999 Honda Civic SE 300,000 km (Get's me there and back)
Body remarkably good for going thru 15 Canadian winters.

August 6, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Nice.

I've kept my kms down lately with a 3 prong attack.

1. I stopped commuting to work - this has dramatically reduced the amount of driving I do
2. When going on long road trips, I typically test drive a car from Ford or GM or another car company - so my car hasn't been on a long road trip in many, many years
3. If I can bike instead of drive to a destination, that's what I'll do - I've been biking everywhere possible for a few years now

August 6, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

Jason from Sudbury

My friend's dad has a 1996 F350 diesel which he bought brand new. 18 years and over 700,000 km's later it still runs. Did lots of highway driving in the first 6 or 7 years he had it though. These days he pretty much only uses it to plow driveways in the winter.

August 6, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

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@Jason from Sudbury

That's amazing.

August 6, 2014 @ 1:07 PM

Al The Royal Pain

My Hyundai Santa Fe is approaching its 14th year. Lots of rust, but the engine feels like it could go another 14. Hyundai has come a long way.

August 6, 2014 @ 1:20 PM

Philly-Bob

@ Al - funny enough, my high school autoshop teacher used to say Hyundai stood for

Here's
Y (Why)
U (You)
Never
Drive
An
Import

Apparently back in the early 90's they were lemons that had infinite problems with them, and getting parts was next to impossible.

August 6, 2014 @ 1:26 PM

Al The Royal Pain

@Philly-Bob

When Hyundai first came to Canada with the Pony they didn't have a great reputation, but the Pony was a cheap and bare-bones car and they sold it that way. I remember a Hyundai commercial that featured a person bringing home a new Hyundai. He would drive it a few feet, get out run back and drive a second pony past it, get out and get back in the first one and drive it. This was insinuating that you could buy 2 Ponys for the price of any other car.

In the 90s, Hyundai released a car called the Excel and apparently that was a lemon and really hurt what was left of Hyundai's reputation.

But since the release of the Sonata, they've really turned their reputation for building quality cars around. To the point that when I was shopping for a small SUV back in 2001, it came down to the Santa Fe or a Honda CRV and the Honda sales guy unknowingly sold me on the Hyundai which was cheaper than the Honda but way more powerful with lots more features. That was over 13 years ago and I'm still driving that car.

I'd have no problem owning another Hyundai. They're cars that provide both value and quality.

BTW, I am in now way affiliated with Hyundai. I'm just a satisfied customer.

August 6, 2014 @ 2:28 PM

4x4 Time

@Philly-Bob
F - Fix
O - Or
R - Repair
D - Daily

August 6, 2014 @ 3:07 PM

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Fun fact: my first car was an '85 Ford Escort hatchback.

August 6, 2014 @ 3:11 PM

Philly-Bob

@ 4x4

Fucking
Old
Recycled
Dodge

August 6, 2014 @ 3:29 PM

Al The Royal Pain

F - Found
O - On
R - Road
D - Dead

But seriously, Ford is another one of those companies that have really improved their quality.

August 6, 2014 @ 3:35 PM

Argie

F I A T and P O N T I A C

But I won't go there....

August 6, 2014 @ 3:46 PM

Sammi

My brother has a 1998 Honda Accord....over 500,000 km and still runs well.

August 6, 2014 @ 4:49 PM

Rick C in Oakville

A subject near and dear to my heart, cars!
My daughter has my wifes old cast off 1999 Honda CRV, has 340,000 KMs and purchased March 1999. Thing is bullet proof. Just regular maintenance and the timing belt every 100K and away you go.
As with Jason from Sudbury, can't beat the Diesel pickups for longevity. My son has a 1998 Diesel Dodge Ram with over 500,000 km's, the motor will make a Million KLM's, but the body probably won't.

Al the other Hyundai lemon was the Stellar sedan. I had a co-worker buy this POS new, and when it got below -10, the plastic on the steering wheel would contract, and set the horn off. The engine and transmission got just beyond his warranty coverage before packing it in. With no trade in value he sent it to the scrap yard at just over 3 years old.

August 6, 2014 @ 7:54 PM

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@Rick C in Oakville

My mom once owned a Hyundai Stellar. It's still the worst car I've ever driven.

August 6, 2014 @ 9:10 PM

Lorne

Until last year, it was a 1989 Buick Regal that I'd owned since 2000. I drove it for 13 years, and it pretty much went all at once at the end of it's 25th year (it was built in '88).

My wife's car is a 2001 Honda Civic built in late 2000, so we're close.

August 6, 2014 @ 11:16 PM

Roshan

Don't have a car now but my family had an old Ambassador for 19 years.

August 7, 2014 @ 2:09 AM

Mike from Lowville

Makes me laff out loud when I see FORD used in the examples here. Funny how the old Fords are STILL number 1 when it comes to collectors. My '69 F-100 with over 200 miles, still going strong. To the "found on rode dead comment". Old Fords never die, they just go faster. Funny how Chevy and Mopar guys go stupid over the Ford 9 inch. Lately I seen more imports found on road dead than domestic. My friend can attest to that, he's a tow truck driver!

Mike why not classic? My youngest so drives an '85 Merkur (another Ford) every day, all year.

August 7, 2014 @ 6:47 AM

Al The Royal Pain

@Rick C in Oakville

I mistakenly wrote Excel, when I was really thinking about the Stellar. Yes that car probably almost sunk Hyundai in the 90s, it was a horrible car.

@Mike from Lowville

I wrote that FORD acronym because it was the one I grew up with. Truth be told, I'd have no problem buying a FORD now, I think they make the best trucks and the quality and look of their cars has really improved. I think that coming out of the financial crisis in 2008, FORD made the most inroads of all the American manufacturers. GM and Chrysler are still trying to figure things out.

You must admit though, FORD made some ugly cars in the 80s...even if they did last a long time, I don't know many who wanted them to.

August 7, 2014 @ 9:32 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I would not hesitate to make my next car a Ford.

I quite like the Fusion.

August 7, 2014 @ 9:36 AM

Jason from Sudbury

Yeah, the Fusion is pretty cool. I've always been a ford guy though.

August 7, 2014 @ 9:43 AM

Argie

Ford's are big in Europe. Even the Pope drives a Focus.

August 7, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

Speysidephil

Come on you all know Ford is the best in the City of Toronto.
Never breaks down, just keeps n going and going!!

August 7, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Al The Royal Pain

@Speysidephil

New acronym for THAT ford should be:

F - Foolishly
O - Overt
R - Raving
D - Drunk

August 7, 2014 @ 1:53 PM

Drunk Johnny Fever

Headline October 2014
F-Ford
O-Overwhelmingly
R-Re-Elected
D-Decisively


August 7, 2014 @ 5:10 PM

Lorne

SO MANY JOKES!

1) "You know what the problem is? It's a Ford. You know what Ford stands for? Fix It Again Tony."

2) Sure, Fords are great-- unless it's a Focus and you do something unthinkable like driving over a puddle.

3) The City of Toronto Fords is great, keeps going and going until the day you get busted by the cops because it's packed to the gills with crack.

4) {brainjokeoverload}

August 7, 2014 @ 6:22 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Lorne, I think you meant FIAT for the fix it again joke.

August 7, 2014 @ 8:53 PM

Mike

My 1988 Corolla counts, right?

August 8, 2014 @ 1:39 AM

Aurora Bob

1993 Dodge Stealth RT/TT - 21 years old (actually 22 - built in July 1992). 96,000 km - no winters.

August 11, 2014 @ 9:42 AM

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