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Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/3/21 8:53 p.m.

I think the longest I've personally owned a vehicle was grandpa's old pickup. I had it for about 8-years & it was about 24-years old but that point. 

The longest currently in the fleet is 3.5 years. 

BoxheadTim MegaDork
12/3/21 8:59 p.m.
Javelin (Forum Supporter) said:

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

Completely alien concept, this.

In my case, the car/truck I've owned the longest is my F250, which I've owned for three or four years now.

If we count two wheelers as well, I've owned one of my Moto Morini motorcycles since either 99 or 2000.

BoxheadTim MegaDork
12/3/21 9:00 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

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


Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
12/3/21 9:11 p.m.

04 Lancer Ralliart wagon, January 2010

88 C2500, November 2010

99 Miata, February 2018

14 Mazda Five, December 2018

63 Morris Minor, April 2020

My personal best was my 79 LTD panther. 1986-2000, when it was hit. I'd probably still be driving it. 


I forgot this, bought in 1974

Boost_Crazy Dork
12/3/21 9:12 p.m.

Current vehicles...

1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR4- Bought in 2000. 

2004 Nissan Titan- 2004

2005 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon- 2005

1995 Miata - 2006

2020 Kia Telluride - 2019

2019 Chevy Malibu (company car) - 2019


I just realized that I've owned the VR4 for longer than any other car that I've owned. 


Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
12/3/21 9:21 p.m.

Current fleet


2020 Ram 1500 - 1.5 years

2015 Yamaha FJ-09 - 6 years (personal record for length of ownership)

WillG80 Reader
12/3/21 9:22 p.m.


Ambulance camper - 1 year (14 months really)

F250 - 6 months

Prius - 5 weeks

ORIF (Forum Supporter)
ORIF (Forum Supporter) New Reader
12/3/21 9:29 p.m.

s2000 -22 years 

Still love it.

Slippery UberDork
12/3/21 10:16 p.m.

Longest owned car is my 2006 S2000 which I bought new in Jan of '06 - 15 years

Motorcycle, '00 Yamaha R1 bought new in 2001 - 20 years.


frenchyd UltimaDork
12/3/21 10:42 p.m.
  • I got my 1953 MGTD in 1962  by then it was 9 years old. Which was really old back then.  So it's coming up on 60 years of ownership. 
      My boat I've had 44 years. 
       The  House 38 year 
  •   the Jaguar only about 4 years.  
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) UberDork
12/3/21 11:03 p.m.

My black neon has been with my for 210k and 6 years. I can't sell it. Just can't. Second oldest is wife's car and that's like 3 years. 

ae86andkp61 (Forum Supporter)
ae86andkp61 (Forum Supporter) Dork
12/3/21 11:25 p.m.

I've had my FR-S for 8 years and a couple months and still love it.

I've had my Suzuki Cappuccino a little over a year, mostly working on it over that year, hoping to have it in the road in early 2022.

Thankfully I escaped being owned by my cars last year when I sold off my last AE86. The short-lived one I had for about four years, and the other two I had for at around twenty years each! I've done a 180 on this, and now feel life is too short to be stuck with multiples of the same model of car, especially if they don't all run!

I do better with bikes, buying and selling a couple each year. I currently have 7, with the oldest at 9 years of ownership and the newest at about a year...change it up for fun! cheeky Anybody need a project bike? Any cool bikes ya got for trade?

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
12/3/21 11:34 p.m.

In reply to ae86andkp61 (Forum Supporter) :

FR-Ss have existed for eight years!?

The world is flying by...

Tom1200 UltraDork
12/4/21 12:09 a.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

I knew you'd owned the MGTD for a very long time.

wspohn SuperDork
12/4/21 11:46 a.m.

This one I bought in the Fall of 1970 - drove it for three years and turned it into a race car. (It is still sitting in my car port today).


I bought this one in around 1976 - have restored it twice since. First pic 1980, second today.

Owned this one from about 1980 until 2000 or so


This one from 1990 to 2010 (the successor plus others in the fleet behind it)


Won't bother listing all the ones held for less than 20 years.


rslifkin UberDork
12/4/21 11:57 a.m.

I've had the Jeep for almost 12 years (bought Jan 2010).  I dd-ed it until I bought the E38 and put 150k on the Jeep (plus the just shy of 100k it started with) in that time.  Just at the 3 year mark with the E38 and just over 32k miles since I bought it. 

bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter)
bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/4/21 12:28 p.m.

I have had my 1970 Ford F100 4x4 for 22 years. But it was dismantled three years ago to restore a second time and it still needs paint and an interior so not currently on the road. I have owned my GT6 over 20 but it has never run during my ownership and will not for another four years. 

mjrj (Forum Supporter)
mjrj (Forum Supporter) Reader
12/4/21 1:21 p.m.

1994 GMC C1500 12 years

1990 Honda Civic Si 14 years

1994 Chevy Impala 17 years

1977 Olds Delta 88 19 years

84FSP UltraDork
12/4/21 1:50 p.m.

Of the current fleet.

El Rabbitto - 14 years

CTS V - 5 years

4Runner - 6 years

M3P - 5 months - 9k miles

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/4/21 2:20 p.m.

Usually not very long.

Branger: just over 4 years and selling it soon.
Bonneville:  since the day after Christmas 1996, so almost 25 years
Impala SS:  Owned from new, March 1996, sold it last spring, so 24 years.
Boat:  4 years and selling it soon.
LeMans:  Duke... 7 years now?
Previous F150: 2 years
Previous F150: 2 years
Sonoma: 1.5 years
S10: 90 days
87 El Camino: 6 months
85 El Camino: 2 years

I don't keep cars long usually.  I have a couple that I'll be buried in, but I get the itch to change up something rather frequently.

drock25too Reader
12/5/21 5:43 p.m.

1971 GMC pickup - 33 years although it has been in the family for almost 40

1968 Chevy Suburban - 28 years

1998 Dodge Avenger white - 15 years

1994 Chevy Suburban - 14 years

2006 Chevy Express 2500 - 11 years

2005 Chevy Impala - 5 years, in the family 11 years

1998 Dodge Avenger track rat - 2 years

ProDarwin MegaDork
12/5/21 5:46 p.m.

I think around 8 months

Duke MegaDork
12/5/21 9:16 p.m.

In reply to Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) :

Yeah, 7 years come January 4th.  Astounding how time flies.


I've owned over 110 cars in my 35 years of driving so nothing stays around very long.  My 2005 RAM 2500 has been with us just over a year and a half, our 2021 Wrangler since July, our Volvo V70 for just under 2 mos.

I owned a string of 5.0 Mustangs in the early 90s, including a 1992 Mustang LX 5.0 that I had for 3 years or so.  That may be the longest I've owned anything vehicle.

Many others came through and either offered the opportunity to make a profit or just didn't strike me as "keepers".  A few notable mentions;  2020 Mustang GT, 1986 Buick Grand National, 1995 Ford F-250 diesel 4x4 standard cab, many Jeep Wranglers and a CJ,  six Jeep XJs,  2021 Kia Stinger GT.

Jim Pettengill
Jim Pettengill HalfDork
12/6/21 12:39 a.m.

AW11 MR2  -  21 years

C4Corvette  -  9 years

Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 4WD TRD - 9 years (but it has 249,000 miles and looks/drives like new)

Subaru Forester DD - 6 years

I plan to keep the AW11 forever.  Probably also the Tacoma.  I'm almost 76 and it's enough truck for me.

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