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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:39 PM
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Poll question: My poll question about your car - did you buy it new or used, or are you leasing?
The only new car my husband or I have ever bought was my 1976 Chevette. We're lucky because he has the tools and know-how to get pretty much any car out there up and running.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:40 PM
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1. oops you left me out
my son gave it to me used.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:42 PM
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2. I'd say that counts as used.
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:42 PM
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3. I buy new, then drive it for 12 to 15 years +
Drive it into the ground!

The only way you get your money out of it!


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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:48 PM
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14. Same here. We take DAMN good care of them and drive them
forever. Currently have 1 2000 and 1 1992.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:18 PM
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24. Yup. We have a 1977 Monte Carlo (48k miles) and a 1991 LeBaron (106k miles)
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 07:19 PM by TahitiNut
Both single-owner -- bought new. Lots of miles left on both of them.
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:38 PM
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26. I bought my car in 2000, and I don't plan on buying again till 2015!
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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:42 PM
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4. 06 Jetta TDI, 2001 Ford Escape, 95 Honda Civic, 95 Toyota Corolla, 97 Grand Caravan AWD.
With three sons(17 to 23) the driveway looks like a used car lot.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:42 PM
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5. My 2007 Town and Country and husband's 2006 Chrysler 300 new, daughter's
2004 Camry, used.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:03 PM
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19. That 300 is all pimped out, I bet.
Dubs, boomin' system, etc.

Yeah, I know it is. Playa.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:42 PM
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6. stole it.
nah, just kidding
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:43 PM
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7. New, 2000
It's the first new car I've ever owned. Nearly 170,000 miles and still functional, thank goodness--it's been paid for for years. I suspect it'll also be the last new car I ever get, unless our financial situation changes drastically. (Significant that I bought it while flush from the Clinton era? Why yes, I do believe it is.)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:43 PM
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8. The Amazing Grey Prius!
2003

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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:10 PM
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21. The Incredible Black Prius!
2007
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:59 PM
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28. The Invincible Silver Prius!
2007 Touring Package 6!

We would have LOVED Grey, but it was discontinued.....




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ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:44 PM
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9. All of the above. n/t
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:45 PM
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10. 2007 Mazdaspeed 3, used with 6800 miles on it.
Thanks prior owner for taking the depreciation for me! Bought in February of this year. I don't believe in buying a brand new car. Now, if I was VERY wealthy, that might be different.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:47 PM
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11. I didn't buy my car. It was a gift from a family member but
I have purchased 2 new cars (both were American made) and at least 5 used cars, over the years.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:47 PM
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12. Used, then drive until they give out
Currently we have a 1986 Subaru GL and a 1992 Toyota pickup.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:48 PM
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13. New, Nissan Altima 1999. I had a 1997 and it was great, loved it.
I paid it off in 2001 and have had 7 years of wonderful payment free months! It works like a rocket! A great car. I'm excited about it as it has only 87,000 plus miles so far...of course, I take care of it, getting its oil changes and any special checkups done on time...
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:48 PM
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15. one 1998 and one 2003
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:51 PM
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16. Only bought one new car in my life
A 1980 VW diesel Rabit...got 50MPG on it and drove it 250,000 miles.
And the fuel savings more than paid for it.
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walkaway Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:58 PM
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17. I love my 2005 RAV4 : ) nt
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:59 PM
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18. We have two
2001 Mountanier bought used in 2007
2003 Malibu bought used in 2008


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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:05 PM
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20. 1998 Toyota Corolla bought in 2000, has now 140,000 miles w/out any problems
and gets 36 mpg.
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:12 PM
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22. 2007 Toyota Yaris and a 1995 Ford Ranger
Both bought new. The Ranger is the best damn vehicle I've ever owned, only time will tell with the Yaris.
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MichellesBFF Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:16 PM
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23. The new one is mine
2006 Mini Cooper, DH has 2 used cars, a 2003 Honda Element and a 2005 Lotus Elise.

And yes, he loves the Elise...
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:32 PM
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25. Pretty much the same here
98 Ranger and 08 Yaris. The wife drives an 06 Altima. The Ranger is great, but used too much gas for the daily commute and has it's aches & pains, so it is now semi-retired.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:40 PM
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27. New. '91 Toyota Tercel $5000 and '94 Toyota 4x4 $13000.
Both unbreakable and show every sign of outliving us.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 03:27 PM
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29. 2 jeeps, used
a 2000 Grand Cherokee that we bought in about 2004 or so, and a 1994 Cherokee Sport that we bought used this year.

We LOVE Jeeps. I had a '98 Grand Cherokee that I bought used in 2001. I totalled it in 2004, and i was really, really bummed.
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michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 04:00 PM
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30. New - 2003 or newer
My Silverado, Trailblazer and Harley Davidson. :)
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 04:35 PM
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31. Used Ford Ranger.
We bought it in 2003 -- I think it's a 2001 model.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:31 PM
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32. New '06 Beetle, new '99 Honda CRV, new '98 Chevy Silverado
All of them still running fine, still in good shape. We always buy them new and run them over 200K miles for at least 10 years. We're fanatic about buying solid cars and then ensuring they have proper maintenance and care so they last and last. We gave our mechanic our '86 Chevy (our old farm truck) last year when it needed too much repair for what we used it for. So our "new" truck - the Silverado - is getting a very good work out doing double duty hauling the trailer AND daily chores.
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:33 PM
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33. I buy them new and drive them to the last sputter
I just bought a new SUV, it will last me forever, we take good care of them, they are just too expensive not to.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:38 PM
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34. only new cars we bought have been a 73 Maverick & a Chevy wagon
all the others have been used :)..& only ONE real DUD.. Ford Crown Victoria Wagon(Country Squire)..P.O.S. if there ever was one..

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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:42 PM
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35. No car. I had roller skates but someone stole them.
;(
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