1 2 3
Tom1200 UltraDork
12/3/21 4:06 p.m.

I can't remember if we asked this one directly before, so I figured I'd ask again.

This month makes 36 years of ownership for the Datsun and 33 years of racing it; so I was curious how long some of you have had their cars.

I think Frenchyd has had his MG from new or really close to it.  

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
12/3/21 4:08 p.m.

My '90 Miata was built in June of 1989 or 32.5 years ago.  I bought it in May 1993 or 28.5 years ago.

SuperDave New Reader
12/3/21 4:14 p.m.

'88 Suburban         12 yrs.

'95 Miata                   4 yrs.

'09 Odyssey             12 yrs.

'68 C-10                     44 yrs.

Datsun310Guy MegaDork
12/3/21 4:15 p.m.

We kept a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer for 15 years - longest car between us.   

My dad kept a '68 Oldsmobile "98" for 17 years.  

My uncle kept a '65 Shelby Mustang almost 55 years.  Still pissed my cousins wouldn't let me see the car 2-3 years ago.   


Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/3/21 4:15 p.m.

Wait, you're supposed to KEEP them?!?

DjGreggieP HalfDork
12/3/21 4:16 p.m.

The BMW is closing in on 4 yeas of ownership now.

The Intrepid is 16 or 17 years of ownership. I really need to get that thing back up and running properly in 22'

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/3/21 4:20 p.m.

2010 Ody: 7.5 years

2010 328i: 6 months

2010 Forester: 5 months (= 5 months too long!)

2010 9-3: 4 months

iansane HalfDork
12/3/21 4:21 p.m.

Current cars?

Trans am - 18 years

LSe30 - 8 years

e30truck - 5 years

volvoe30 - 3 years

c50 - 3 years

StypeR - 3? years

b5s4avant - under 2 years

f350 - a year-ish

alfetta - 2 years-ish

The heavy hitters stick around. The "I have to own one at least once" seem to ebb and flow.

KyAllroad UltimaDork
12/3/21 4:31 p.m.

'07 Passat - 9 years (personal lifetime best)

'04 Suburban - 4 years

'93 Miata - Almost 2 years

'87 Fiero - same

'59 Zamboni - A bit over 2 years

'92 Miata - 5 days

Apis Mellifera
Apis Mellifera Dork
12/3/21 4:32 p.m.

36 years and counting for my MGA.  My uncle bought a new BMW R60 in 1968 and still has it.  We've had some farm tractors longer, but they usually last forever, so not that unusual.

Duke MegaDork
12/3/21 4:37 p.m.

Currently owned:

V60 - 2 years, 4 months

S60 - 4 years, 2 months

T&C - 6 years, 9 months

Manic Miata - 11 years, 3 months

Previously owned:

325i - 11 years, 6 months

TSX - 14 years, 8 months

Neon ACR - 7 years

Neon Sport - 9 years

Grand Caravan - 12 years

Caravan - 11 years

Personal Record Holder:

Le Mans - 48 years*

* 33 years titled in my name - it was bought new for my mother in December 1966 (I was almost 2), and became legally mine in 1982


Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/3/21 4:40 p.m.

70 duster: 26 years (first car in 1994)

99 miata: 4 years (2017)

95 Silverado stepside 3 years (2018)

95 Silverado longroof 1.5ish (early 2020)

97 neon acr 3 years (ish. This time)

Duke MegaDork
12/3/21 4:41 p.m.
Tom1200 said:

This month makes 36 years of ownership for the Datsun and 33 years of racing it; so I was curious how long some of you have had their cars.

A guy in my club bought his Sprite new in 1962, put a roll bar in it immediately, and went racing.  It has dash plaques from podium finishes dated in 1963.  He's been racing and driving it since then, and still autocrosses it.

59 years.


TurnerX19 UltraDork
12/3/21 4:46 p.m.

X1/9 17 years

current Volvo 245 just shy of 10 years, but it is my 6th 245, I lost two to a flood, 2 to rust, and sold one before I believed they run forever.

formerly ran my Volvo 445 Duett 18 years, personal record.

chandler UltimaDork
12/3/21 4:58 p.m.

My 78 power wagon was given to me in 99, I've put twenty five miles on it and it's been  in south central Iowa since given so not sure it counts. Actually, I suppose it's still there....


otherwise; 8 years is my longest

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito UltimaDork
12/3/21 5:05 p.m.

Trans Am: It will be 20 years next June. Wow, that went quick! No idea why I still have it, but there it sits. Planning to have it back on the road for the 20th anniversary, but I've said that for the past 11 years.

Power Wagon: That will be 3 years in January; picked that up on January 12th, 2019.

Forte GT: I hit a year of ownership back on Labor Day weekend. The baby of the fleet.

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/3/21 5:12 p.m.

My Boxster turned 3 last week. That's usually when I start looking to change. It's not leaving unless there's a Cayman or 911 Turbo coming in. 

Longest was the Javelin - 2010 to 2016

The 944 S2 is definitely going to break that record. 

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) Dork
12/3/21 5:16 p.m.

91 Silverado - 10 years

91 Infiniti G20 - 8 years i think, started as a project

07 Fit - 7 years

My record was 13 years for my 86 Toyota SR5 pickup.  Never should have let that one go.


Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
12/3/21 5:26 p.m.

Er... Longest is the BMW 2002, which I've had since... well, if we do the Grandpa's hammer thing... 1994? About 27 years? It had a different body then... But the same subframes!

Most recent is the Wolseley, which is a couple of years ago now.

Neither of those actually... run. Or pretend to be close to it. Neither has a drivetrain, and the Hornet is 32% rust by weight. Some settling may have occurred in shipping.

Of the vehicles that run and drive(ish), the MGB is the most recent at about three years ago, while the Mini is the longest at six years.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
12/3/21 5:26 p.m.

The black RX-7 will have been under the oppression of my hobnailed boot for 15 years next month.  It's been rallycrossed pretty much from the get-go as a replacement for my silver one, which was the last one I drove in the winter.

The red RX-7, five years this month.

The Volvo, four years last month.

The others, I honestly don't remember.

JoeTR6 Dork
12/3/21 7:16 p.m.

The TR6 that I sold last year was my longest ownership at 31 years.  Of my currently owned...

MSM - 14 years

TR6 - 11 years

Fiesta ST - 4 years

FJ Cruiser - 10 months

NickD MegaDork
12/3/21 7:26 p.m.

Miata: 8 years

Yaris: 2 years

octavious Dork
12/3/21 8:28 p.m.

1976 Porsche 911 -  purchased in 2001, and used to drive away from our wedding in 2002. So 20. 

2002 Tundra - 1 year and 2 months

1970 VW project - 4 months

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
12/3/21 8:44 p.m.

12 years is the best I've done with a car (Civic Si and Porsche 911), but I still own the Porsche, so that clock is still ticking. 

I owned my 1977 Honda CB550F Super Sport for 19 years before I sold it. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
12/3/21 8:48 p.m.

I think you can get to a point where you can be owned by your cars if you're not careful. 

1 2 3
Our Preferred Partners