I Drive An Old Car

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    I Didnt Realize How Old...

    It never dawned on me that the newest car we have is a 1999. I drove a friend's brand new car the other day and it was that moment I realized how old our vehicles are lol. A lot has changed since 99 I dont have touch screen navigation and sound system or any of that. I could...
    Firefighter343 Firefighter343
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2013

    I just got my grandfather's 1977 Marquis back

    from the body shop. It looks fantastic. It's silver now, not grey.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 5, 2015

    If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It

    My car is over 10 years old now, but I don't do many miles and it's always been reliable, touch wood. Better the devil you know...
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2008

    My Old Car

    on July 9 2012 i will get my lisens and i will drive a 1971 MGB GT which i belev is the oldest car on this experiences lol
    breonna1839 breonna1839
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jan 23, 2012


    People knew that, and they also knew I poked fun at them because they drove new cars. I could afford something shiny, like my colleagues, but that was a waste in every way.  Until now I had a couple of dozens of cars.  I use them for one year moreandless and I use...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Apr 30, 2010

    Over 200,000 Miles...

      ... and I still take it on trips across the country. Why not.  It's fully paid for, gets 35 to almost 40 miles per gallon and requires little maintenance. I'll give you a few guesses as to what brands it's not.
    gladiate gladiate
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2009

    When a Car Costs As Much As a House...

    because the capitalists pay the knuckledraggers more than they pay their educators; something is wrong - 30K for a car - insane! My old Caprice does what it must, what I want and what needs to be - and cost me $1500. What more needs to be said?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 11, 2009

    …that First Crash

    I was about 17 years old when I made my first shrewd car deal. I traded a sheepskin coat for a 1955 Volkswagon Sunroof Beetle with a mere 200+ thousand miles on the clock. I knew this was a shrewd deal because all it needed was a motor rebuild, paint, tires, a new top, brakes...
    Fordoligist Fordoligist
    61-65, M
    Apr 3, 2013

    What's Old?

    I drive a '97 that I bought new. 156,000 miles on it. I pretty much drive all my cars in to the ground. For three years I drove a car with no heat. In northern Indiana. In the winter.
    rusted rusted
    56-60, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2008

    I Do

    I drive only older cars, my wife drives the newer cars. I personally have a 68 Dodge Coronet R/T, a 70Plymouth  Road Runner, a newer 90 Dodge Pick-up and a 97 Harley. I would much rather have a older car that I can work on, fix, and modify myself. I don't want to have someone...
    lingerieme lingerieme
    51-55, M
    Dec 11, 2011

    Who Says It's Old?

    Maybe it's just me, but when I think of "old" cars, I think of cars from the '70s or whatever that have paint jobs that don't shine and just look like banged up slabs of scrap metal. However, I've seen a lot of "old" cars (by today's standards) from the '80s and '90s that look...
    CompNerd89 CompNerd89
    26-30, M
    Apr 16, 2011

    20 Years And 250ks

    My car is 2 months away from being 20 years old exactly, it will be 20 on December the 20th. Ive had it close to 4 years, had many great road trips in it, put on 50,000km, done a few skids too, packed the boot full of alcohol and made it bottom out cos of it, went off the clock...
    TotallyAmazing TotallyAmazing
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2009

    First Liar Doesn't Stand A Chance...

    OK, you guys asked for this. I drive a 1984 Ford F-250 4X4 Diesel and utility bed with over 650,000 miles on most of her components. I had overhauled the engine maybe 10 years ago. Have repainted her three times. Just put a new set of Michelin tires for her Christmas gift. She...
    Yellowglen Yellowglen
    66-70, M
    1 Response Feb 19, 2012
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