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Old 14th October 2016, 12:41   #811
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Default Re: ARTICLE: YOUR 5 year old car : Keep, Upgrade or Swap?

All my cars are 20+ years old. IF your car has the following to its credit then ownership becomes relatively easy and sensible:

1) Well engineered and reliable since launch
2) Has parts available new from the factory
3) Sold millions of units
4) Has an large enthusiast following
5) Is relatively inexpensive to operate

Across the world, there are only a few cars that meet all these criteria. Those that do, enjoy daily usage and value appreciation (and admiration) even today.
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My Toyota Qualis petrol is 11 years old. I bought it in 2004 sight unseen when we moved from US. I used to have a Toyota Sienna which was our guardian angel, having saved us from sure catastrophe.

Other than the usual body work problems, wifey having banged against a buffalo once, it has served us for more than 2.5L kns. Touchwood, the car runs like butter. I will probably not sell it at all but want to remodel the interiors to make it more comfortable (much to the dismay of family members)

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