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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 4th March 2021, 09:50   #316
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Default Re: Your car's age: How long do you plan to hold onto your current car?

Used to own 2005 Ford iKon 1.8D, sold in 2012 due to excessive maintenance costs.

Currently own 2010 Laura (36k kms). No plans of selling it anytime soon.
2016 grand i10 (23k kms), 2017 Merc GLA (9k kms), 2021 Innova coming soon. Rest three are going to stay for more than 10 years.

So yeah if there was an option of ticking 15-20 years, would have done that.
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Old 4th March 2021, 16:34   #317
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Default Re: Your car's age: How long do you plan to hold onto your current car?

Well,we keep the car for every 4-5 years from the day of purchase.The same we have been doing with our present Innova and Honda City,which were bought used in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

We generally get bored of having same cars within 3 years of its usage but due to some circumstances,we had to keep our cars for atleast 4-5 years.

The last car,which we sold was a 2012 VW Vento TDI,which we bought used in 2013 when the odo was just 12000 Kms and used it till early-2017 by doing 1L Kms in it.

While,our present 2011 Innova was bought in 2nd half of 2016 when the odo was just 76000 Kms and already done 1L Kms in almost 5 years of its usage.Since we are completing 5 years with the Innova,its time to sell it off and buy a Diesel crossover AT or a Crysta,mostly by this year.

Another car which we have is 2014 Honda City Diesel,which was bought in 2nd half of 2017 when the odo was 35000 Kms and we did 70,000 Kms in almost 4 years of its usage.We might keep this car for atleast 1 year before upgrading to a new car,preferably a Petrol.
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Old 8th March 2021, 20:43   #318
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Retaining the car until I'm alive.
Skoda octavia 1.9D 2003
Tata Indigo CS (D) 2003
Alto 2001
M800 - Dsl 1986
M800 - PET 1989
all the above mentioned cars have been with me or my family.
No plans of selling them since they've served us very well. Even if govt would bring the scrapping rule for real, it would be a very disappointing but a heart breaking point. At that time, considering that I'm still alive, maybe I'll decide. So I'm sticking on to these. Thanks.
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