Longest owned vehicle?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by nwrednk, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

    Well my 1982 Ford F-150 has surpassed my 1972 Ford Courier as I have been
    driving it since 1989 to present day! I have never owned a new vehicle (not
    counting the Kawasaki 90) that Pop bought for me as a kid. But, I might need
    to retire my "old girl" as a triple core radiator is unavailable locally. I had to
    settle for a 2 core all brass radiator to get my old "workhorse" back on the
    road while my poor Toyota Camry is in the shop. The Toyota is the "newest"
    vehicle I own & was nearly restored to mint-condition before a dork pulled
    blindly into my path & stopped from the Post Falls Wall-Mart! It was a 1990
    Camry DX that I had upgraded many of its options to the LX/ "luxury model"
    sans the v-6 engine, but the rebuilt 4cyl engine & car got a reliable 20 mpg
    city & easily got 34+ mpg hwy! Thankfully, my old truck is retired from use as
    my primary work vehicle when I was self employed for several years...(1993-
  2. Walley

    Walley New Member


    My 1963 Chevy pickup, which I have owned since 1960, runs better than my 2006 ford pickup and does more work. Better gas mileage and much easier to work on. I also have a 1950 Farmall M that works every day of the week and started this morning at twenty below. They sure don't build them now the way they did back then.

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    I never own cars long.
    But I do like to
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  4. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

    A 63' owned since 60'? :eek: That's impressive! :rolleyes:

  5. Walley

    Walley New Member

    I screwed up the Chevy is a 1953 not a 1963. Sorry. I got a new computer with a black keyboard and these old eyes are having a problem with it. Would go back to the old one but gave it away
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  6. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

    Had a 1967 Jeep J-3000 long bed pick up from 1984 to 1995. The longest I ever owned a vehicle. It was my dad's truck that he had bought new in 1967 and had sold it to me when he bought a new vehicle. I sure miss that Jeep P/U.
  7. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

    I had "myself" a Chrysler

    Lebaron that ran until it "Fell" apart.
  8. tomgodd

    tomgodd Active Member

    My current DD is a 1998 Chevy S-10.Over 200thousand. Had it since 2001. Looks pretty rough but runs well.
  9. saviorslegacy

    saviorslegacy New Member

    I think it makes me feel like I am reading a freaking scroll.......
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire Active Member Supporter

    I've had my 94 Ranger since 2000 and it's currently got 305k on it....running like a champ.
  11. orangello

    orangello New Member

    My first car was a 1965 VW beetle with about 300,000 miles on it at the time it became "mine". I only got to drive it for a few years, but it was in the family from 1965 until 1989 or 1990. The longest i have had a particular vehicle was that POS, parts-eating 1991 Ford Exploder that i had for 180,000 miles and about 7 years. State Farm gave me over $7000 for that thing after a lil honda took it out (had help from an oncoming Acura). I will never go to an insurance settlement without a neck brace ever again. :D

    My current car is a 2002 that i bought in 2004 with 30,000 miles; it has some time left and a few minor mods.
  12. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

    1995 Explorer bought new May 1995. 160000 miles. No major problems, getting an idler pulley right now.
  13. ironsights

    ironsights New Member

    69 El Camino, big block, red with black stripes, 400 trans, had it since 1974 and just drive it to Sunday meetings and the Range of course..... Have had to change the heads because of unleaded fuel but still runs like a bandit. With fuel going up again it looks like she stays inside more.
  14. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

    95 Grand Cherokee that I have had sine 2000. Still spins like a top. Picked up a 98 Camry a few years ago to use as a DD so now the Jeep is a toy :)
  15. M14sRock

    M14sRock Active Member

    I bought a 99 Durango in Feb 99 and my wife still drives it daily. About 250k on it now, and it runs like new.4wd, AWD, orig trans.

    In 1967 my grandfather bought a new Scout for our lake house in Wisconsin. It is still there, all orig and has only needed tune ups, tires and belts. It has 36,000 miles on it. I guess you could say I own that.
  16. Kain

    Kain Member

    Highest milage vehicle I ever had was a Nissan P/U that had over 500K when I bought it. Drove for a little under a year. Went to the junkyard after a stupid woman in a Maxima slammed into the front end doing about 40. (still drove it for almost two months until the cracked block finally gave up)

    Longest I've ever owned one was my '94 Mitsubishi Galant. Bought it when I was 16, owned it until my ex-wife convinced me to sell it in '06. I put almost 200k miles on it. To this day it's the fastest car I've ever owned and I regret ever letting it go. (No, it was not even close to stock. Highest dyno pull was 492 hp, with my "street tune" putting down about 300 to the front wheels)
  17. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    double post (delete)
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  18. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    my truck is a year model 2003 bought in 2002, chevy silverado x-cab Z71 4x4 100,000 miles just barely broke in.

    2001 pontiac transam WS6 42,000 miles

    1989 pontiac formula 350 40,000 miles (thinking about selling it)

    dont have a pic of my truck




  19. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

    1982 K5 Blazer. I have had it for about 7 or 8 years. 200 or 300 thousand miles. Not sure which. Doesn't matter since the body is about the only original part of it.
  20. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

    Right now is the longest I've ever owned a vehicle. I got a Chevy 2500 HD new in 2006 and still have it with about 80,000 miles on it. I've an 06 Colorado for a back and forth to work truck for about a year that has about 40,000 miles. Both are paid off and (knock on wood) will last me many many more years.
    When I move south in the next few years though, I may trade the Colorado in on a mini cooper if I'm around some twisty roads.