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View Poll Results: How long do you plan to hold onto your current car?
Till my car is 2 - 3 years old 10 0.81%
Till my car is 4 - 5 years old 103 8.31%
Till my car is 6 - 7 years old 196 15.82%
Till my car is 8 - 9 years old 186 15.01%
Till my car is 10 (or higher) years old 744 60.05%
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Old 8th July 2020, 13:33   #256
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The newer breed of cars and bikes and the better maintenance and road infrastructure have ensured that our vehicles can run trouble-free longer. As our vehicles have gotten older, my idea of replacement has changed drastically.
I was of the opinion earlier that a car must be replaced within 2 lac KM or 10 years and a motorbike at 1 lac Km or 10 years whichever is earlier. As the vehicles have aged I feel I can hold on to them till run since I have grown an attachment towards them.

MS Swift Dzire- 2009- 146*** km- Still going strong and trouble-free.
Chevrolet Cruze- 2009- 35***KM - Looking after her for a cousin .
TVS Apache RTR 180- 2011- 96***Km- Just done with an engine overhaul.
MS Ciaz- 2019- 8***km- Added to my Garage a week back for dad.

I intend to keep all these cars as long as I can possibly can.
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Old 8th July 2020, 17:56   #257
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2009 BMW E90 LCI 330i
10yrs, 2 months since we picked it up new from the showroom.
128,500kms on the ODO so far.
Costs a bomb to maintain and run (5.5 Kpl), but puts a smile on my face every time I drive it (as long as there are no errors on the dash ).

Plan to keep it running for as long as it is legally and financially possible!

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Old 8th July 2020, 18:45   #258
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Voted for 10 years old. We have three cars at home.

1. Maruti Wagon-R (K10) VXI ABS 2010 - ~87k kms
2. Tata Nano GenX XT 2015 - ~25k kms
3. Hyundai Eon Magna+ 2014 - ~38k kms

The Wagon-R is going to be keeper and even the Nano is going to stay as it's super easy for city drives and also because I'm not going to get anything much in return if I sell it. Eon is the only car that might get kicked out soon as we haven't been that happy with it. If I'm buying a new car again, it surely is going to stay for 10 years, unless something totally unexpected comes up.
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Old 8th July 2020, 18:47   #259
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I have 2 cars at home. No plans to sell either till they are legally allowed to be on the road.

2009 Toyota Innova - 10 years 7 months old. Mechanically solid, covered 1.34 Lakh kms. Has the battle scars from the past 10 years of encountering traffic, that needs to be corrected. Still feels new and funnily enough we realised that she turned 10 only last year.

2011 Fiat Grande Punto 90HP bought pre-worshipped in Nov 2019 with 75k kms on the Odo. Completed 81k kms in early March 2020 and sitting idle for the past 4 months thanks to Covid.
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Old 8th July 2020, 21:56   #260
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Voted for 10 or more. I will definitely keep my current cars for 10 plus year hoping all’s fine with them.
We sold our earlier M800 and Indica only since there was parking issue and just my father to maintain all 4 cars
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Old 8th July 2020, 22:25   #261
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With Corona ruling/ruining our lives: I'd stick with my 3 year old Honda City CVT till kingdom come. Doesn't make sense to spend precious liquidity on depreciating stuff any more. Past is history, Future is mystery, so let's live in the present and sip on one day at a time. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay fit and stay sensible; hold on to your ride and keep loving it...Yep 10 yrs or more it is...

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Old 26th August 2020, 19:22   #262
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One car(A-star) 9 years old....planning to keep till the end of its lifetime.

Probably will buy an electric one next. Small car will suffice.

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Old 26th August 2020, 20:04   #263
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Our cars which we are holding on to till now :

Permier Padmini Deluxe BE - 1990 (needs complete restoration) (70 k+ kms) 30 Years

Tata Sierra - 1992 (2,10,xxx kms) 28 years

Tata Sierra - 1995 (1,84,xxx kms) 25 years

Tata Sierra - 1996 (2,52,xxx kms) 24 years

Toyota Qualis - 2004 ( 4,23,xxx kms) 16 years

Toyota Innova - 2008 ( 1,70,xxx kms) 12 years

Mahindra XUV 5oo - 2013 (83,xxx kms) 7 years

Wagon R - 2012 (Bought used on True Value in 2016 as a beater car for city usage) (45,xxx kms) 8 years technically but owned it only for 4 years)

Toyota Innova Crysta - 2018 (28,000 kms) (not even 2 years)


cars sold :

Tata Estate - 1993 (Sold in 2005 due to endless issues with electrical system and frequent mechanical failures the only car which left us stranded in middle of nowhere, no other cars we owned broke down in middle of a highway trip, this was when car was just 2 years old in 1995) (Did just 85K kms)

Opel Astra - 1999 (Sold in 2002 after constant electrical issues - it was a white elephant to maintain just like tata estate) or did we get a lemon? AFAIK, during my school days this car used to be more in the workshop rather than serving us. This car left very bad impression for us on smaller cars / sedans in general. (Not sure how much it did but would be less than 10k kms). This was an endless money pit.

Skoda Octavia Mk 1 - 2004 - Very nice and sturdy vehicle, but totaled by our factory driver in 2009 went under a truck near suryapet (Hyderabad - Vijayawada highway), damaging A- pillar and roof. (Did about 37 K kms)


In conclusion, We are still holding on to bigger vehicles like SUVs and MUVs especially body on frame ones, because they are more rigid, durable, can take abuse any day of the year even after 25 years. Sedans did not really appeal to because of low seating position and also they used to scrape underbody (many honda civics, skodas, vw's, etc in extended family and friends circle). We bought our first hatchback - Wagon R that too used one in 2016 as a city beater car and I realized what kind of fun I missed all these years after driving these behemoths like Sierras, Qualis and Innovas. Most of the times, we put our vehicles to abuse, ferry lot of stuff, different drivers driving them, but we take care of the cars all the time. Among all the cars we owned, Opel Astra was least reliable and Toyota Qualis is most reliable (even now after 15 years and 4 lakh kms), it is more reliable than our Innova or Innova Crysta.
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Old 26th August 2020, 20:11   #264
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My first gen petrol Swift Dzire VXI is in it's 12th year and doing great at 99k Km , recently replaced tyres also.
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Looks like I will hold on the car for couple more years at least.
The past weekend my Dzire achieved the 100k Km milestone after what seemed like eternity since it was in the 99k's for almost 6 months!

As of now, I still think I will hold on to the car for couple years.
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Old 26th August 2020, 20:14   #265
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Interesting thread. My 3 years old ertiga has clocked 91k on the Odo. I was thinking to trade it off but then called off my decision as now I'm hardly travelling due to pandemic. Pointless to enter the EMI club at these times. And I've started to enjoy this no AL EMI. However, time and again my head turns at the news of newer automobile launches. Don't know upto when I can hold myself.
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Old 26th August 2020, 20:17   #266
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Linea Classic Plus MJD 3 yrs 9 months, 52000 on the odo. As it touches the 4 year mark, planning to sell it or pass it on in the family around 60000 odo.
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Octavia 1.8 TSI (2015) and Jazz(2017). Seriously planning to find a replacement for Octavia.
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Rapid 2012 bought new and run 121000 km. In the market for a replacement by the end of the year.
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Octavia 1.8 TSI (2015) and Jazz(2017). Seriously planning to find a replacement for Octavia.
Why ? Is Octavia giving you any troubles ? Or is the DSG worrying you ?
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Interesting thread.

Let me go through my car collection.

My Zen was bought in 1998 pre owned (1995 model). I upgraded to a City in 2004 but my wife used the Zen till late 2005 - when the car was over 10 years old

The City stayed with us for 6 years and 3 months and was replaced by a Superb

The Getz replaced the Zen and stayed with us for 7 years and 3 months

The Vento replaced the Getz - and is currently 7 years and 8 months old. It will likely stay until February when it will be 8 years and 2 months old

The X3 is our newest car - 3 years and 7 months old

My employer’s car policy allows me to replace cars once in 4 years. So alternating between the more expensive and less expensive cars on an 8 year cycle would be ideal. But my historical ownership of cars has ranged from 6 years 3 months for the city to just over 10 years - picked 6-7 years given this record, though 7-8 would have been optimal.
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