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What is the longest you've ever owned a car, which car, year, make and model?
Why did you get rid of it in the end?
I will start.
My very first car was a 1987 Honda CRX.
I only kept it one year because I needed more space so I traded it in on a white 1988 Honda Civic hatchback.
I kept that 88 Civic for 18 years and in doing so put on a total of 533,000 kms.
I put on so many kms because I drove it on many trips to Florida and California from Toronto.
I kept it because it was great fun to drive, manual, a little sporty, comfortable, good fuel economy, hatchback practicality.
I got rid of it when everything like the steering and suspension started to get loose, the body began to rust out, even though I really wanted to hit 600,000 kms I figured it was not worth risking my life in any longer.
I can report that the engine never died it was still going strong when I sold it to the scrap yard.
Whats your story?
By the way if I end up liking the GR Corolla as much as I think I will, it will probably end up being another keeper like my white 1988 Honda Civic.
I just have to hope 馃 it's as reliable.

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Lol mines too long haha I鈥檝e had 20 cars since I was 19 and I鈥檓 going to be 33 in October. Longest was my evo 8. Kept that for 2 years and still regret selling it. Shortest was a piece of shit GTO LS1 car. Had it for maybe 3 months.
 

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My first car was a 2007 Toyota Camry LE V6. My dad bought it new and handed it down to me at 18.

I wanted something cooler, but my dad never let me sell the car. For the last 12 years, it's morphed to what you see in the picture today.

I still have the car and never intend to sell it.
 

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I've owned my '09 335i for 7 1/2 years. This is the longest I've owned the same car and prior I'd get a different car every 3-4 years. Currently has around 155k miles on it and I don't plan on ever selling.
 

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The longest I鈥檝e owned a car is 5 years and 1 month and it鈥檚 my 1993 Toyota MR2. It鈥檚 actually my 2nd Second Gen MR2鈥he first was a 鈥91 and I sold it but regretted it. I鈥檓 the 2nd owner of my 93 MR2 and it鈥檚 a very special car which is why I haven鈥檛 let go of it. I got it at 97,800 miles and it has 101,500 miles on it.

The most miles I鈥檝e driven on one car is my Corolla Hatchback which is a lease. I鈥檝e put 24k miles in a year and half.
 

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I haven't owned any of my cars for very long, but I think the longest I have had a car was my 2017 Toyota iM. I bought that used and owned it for a little over a year, and put something like 25k miles on it. I had to sell it though because the wife can't drive a manual and we needed something AWD so we got a 2022 Subaru Crosstrek sport.
 

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We've owned our Tahoe for 19 years and the semi plan is to replace it in 2-3 years. Was planning on replacing it with a Bronco, but it only has 3500 towing capacity unless you go with the Braptor (Raptor) which you cannot find anywhere close to MSRP. Rumor mill is there is a redesign coming in 2024 so I'm hoping it'll get 5k in towing otherwise might be looking at the new 4Runner.
 

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We've owned our Tahoe for 19 years and the semi plan is to replace it in 2-3 years. Was planning on replacing it with a Bronco, but it only has 3500 towing capacity unless you go with the Braptor (Raptor) which you cannot find anywhere close to MSRP. Rumor mill is there is a redesign coming in 2024 so I'm hoping it'll get 5k in towing otherwise might be looking at the new 4Runner.
That鈥檚 surprisingly low. Ford is usually an expert at towing so they must have their reasons.
 

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Depends on where you start counting. My dad helped me pick up a 66 mustang when I was in 7th grade, and we rebuilt it over the next 4 years. We got it running when I was a junior, and then sold it in 2017 so my wife and I could buy a house. Roughly 10 years with that car, but it was only running for 5ish years and I was in Kentucky for 2 of those years without it.

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Longest I've had a car that runs is the 2008 FJ Cruiser we currently own. Bought in 2018 with 150k miles, it's still running incredibly with 218k miles. We love it and it has taken us to some incredible places out here in the west.

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Depends on where you start counting. My dad helped me pick up a 66 mustang when I was in 7th grade, and we rebuilt it over the next 4 years. We got it running when I was a junior, and then sold it in 2017 so my wife and I could buy a house. Roughly 10 years with that car, but it was only running for 5ish years and I was in Kentucky for 2 of those years without it.

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Longest I've had a car that runs is the 2008 FJ Cruiser we currently own. Bought in 2018 with 150k miles, it's still running incredibly with 218k miles. We love it and it has taken us to some incredible places out here in the west.

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First vehicle i own is a 鈥83 FJ40, bought in late 80鈥檚 i think. Still own it but its been mothballed for a while.
 

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That鈥檚 surprisingly low. Ford is usually an expert at towing so they must have their reasons.
The 4d wrangler has a 3500 pound towing so Ford matched it. The only difference is the 2d wrangler is only 1500 towing but the 2d Bronco has 3500. The 4d should have a higher tow rating because of the increased wheelbase. The Braptor (4d only) has 4500 towing, it has a different exhaust / frame attachments for the tow hitch. My hope is that for 2024 the redesign will incorporate those changes.
 

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I had a 2005 RX-8 for eight years. At the time I bought it, I don't think there was a cooler car I could've bought for $8,000 that was as usable and fun to drive. We moved house with it like four times and it hauled furniture like a champ. Ultimately moved on because I didn't want to deal with the fuss and anxiety of owning a rotary anymore.

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My other cars felt more rewarding to own and drive, especially given how much less stress they gave me, so I don't plan on buying an RX-8 ever again, but I don't regret owning mine at all. Despite being a conceptually simpler drivetrain, it felt like I learned about cars on hard mode. It was a pretty wild eight years.
 

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The car I owned the longest was the Lincoln Mk VIII LSC that I had from like 2005 until 2019, when some absolute brainless idiot crashed their brand new SUV into a line of cars because texting is more important than controlling the 2.5 ton mobile death missile around others.
It had the softest, floatiest ride ever. It was quick enough, but definitely most anything was faster. But parts and support were slowly drying up, and I slowly stopped driving it over the years.

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