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#549 of 558 Re: Why is this thread here? [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 27, 2012 (7:30 am)
Plus, I imagine it would take a lot of energy to dispose of and recycle an old car. Unless you just retire it out to the back forty and let it rust in peace.
#550 of 558 Re: Why is this thread here? [andre1969]
Jul 27, 2012 (2:48 pm)
Clever play on words!
#551 of 558 Re: Why is this thread here? [hpmctorque]
Jul 28, 2012 (3:19 pm)
Reduce, reuse, recycle, repair, and R-body?
#552 of 558 Re: Why is this thread here? [lemko]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 28, 2012 (5:17 pm)
However, it is, IMO, a myth that a modern country could "conserve" itself back to energy independence.
At best, we can mitigate the downward spiral by conservation.
#553 of 558 longest driven brands
by steve_ HOST
Nov 11, 2012 (3:44 pm)
We're counting years before trading, not miles.
Ford 6.02 years
Infiniti 6.1 years
Lincoln 6.79 years
Mitsubishi/Buick 6.92 years (tie)
Jaguar 7.0 years
Volvo 7.05 years
"Recent data from Edmunds.com show which car brands Americans drive the longest before they exchange them for new vehicles."
Which Cars Do Owners Keep Longest? (Wall St Journal)
#554 of 558 love your old cars?
by steve_ HOST
Feb 28, 2013 (3:25 pm)
A journalist is looking for proud owners of cars 11+ years old to ask why you love your car. If you love your old car and would like to share your story, please send your daytime contact info to predmunds.com no later than Monday, March 4, 2013 at noon PT/3 p.m. ET.
Mar 01, 2013 (4:12 pm)
6 years for our 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. Still love the car and it's exhibiting the coolest engine scrolling these days. We're gonna head over to Las Cruces to this Chinese fast food place tomorrow, then head the short 45 miles south to El Paso to shop.
I need a pair of black scrubs. Cardiopulmonary employees have two scrub color choices: maroon or black. Need me a dark, black pair of scrubs. There's a strip mall with a scrub store located between Las Cruces and El Paso on the way south to El Paso I'll check out. And I'll open up those 4 cylinders on the Mitsu, too.
That's what I'm talkin' about!
#556 of 558 nope, don't care
by steve_ HOST
May 06, 2013 (6:56 am)
"For local dealers, it's just a paycheck. "I don't know why Americans don't fix their cars after an accident and keep using them," salesman Abdullah said. "Perhaps they have so much money they don't care? Anyways, we sell 'em all."
Smashed U.S. cars get a second chance in Afghanistan (LA Times)
#557 of 558 Re: nope, don't care [steve_]
May 06, 2013 (8:15 am)
Interesting article! It makes me feel very fortunate.
#558 of 558 Re: nope, don't care [steve_]
May 06, 2013 (1:13 pm)
Very cool article. Europeans have been selling their cast offs - inspection failures to the less developed world for decades, makes sense that we'd get in on it too. It's kind of the ultimate recycling.
Rebuilt wrecks are a touchy subject. Many fear them and with good reason, as you never know the quality of the repair, and it destroys resale value, so one better be prepared to drive it til it dies. I wouldn't be scared of the right rebuild, but I would want all the history.