On average how long do you keep your car for?

Discussion in 'MBClub Polls' started by wemorgan, Jul 1, 2012.

On average how long do you keep your car for?

  1. <6 months

    14 vote(s)
    2.8%
  2. 6-12 months

    45 vote(s)
    9.0%
  3. 1-2 years

    92 vote(s)
    18.5%
  4. 2-4 years

    181 vote(s)
    36.3%
  5. >5 years

    116 vote(s)
    23.3%
  6. 4-5 years

    50 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. wemorgan

    wemorgan MB Club Veteran

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    On average how long do you keep your car for?

    Please vote :)

    edit: oops made an error with the poll options. There's a gap of 4-5 years. Oh well.
    Admins: if you're feeling generous please edit option 4 to read 2-5 years. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012
  2. renault12ts

    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

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    In 35 years of car ownership/keepership I've had 17 cars...so a very little over 2 years .
     
  3. st4

    st4 Banned

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    2-4 years
     
  4. MOCAŠ

    MOCAŠ MB Club Veteran

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    In 29 years of car ownership/keepership I've had 14 cars... so 7.25 years on average.

    Longest kept is 27 years (and counting), shortest was six months.
     
  5. renault12ts

    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

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    ?? just over 2 surely?
     
  6. MOCAŠ

    MOCAŠ MB Club Veteran

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    Nope:

    Car 1: 2 years
    Car 2: 0.5 years
    Car 3: 27 years
    Car 4: 2 years
    Car 5: 21 years
    Car 6: 1 year
    Car 7: 17 years
    Car 8: 3 years
    Car 9: 4 years
    Car 10: 10 years
    Car 11: 2 years
    Car 12: 7 years
    Car 13: 1 year
    Car 14: 4 years

    Averge: 7.25 years
     
  7. renault12ts

    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

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    OK.

    So what have you had for 27 years?
     
  8. WOODYTHEWISE

    WOODYTHEWISE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I am on my 63rd 64th car. Passed my driving test for cars aged 20, thats 40 years of driving. Worthy of note is that at times I have had more than one car. Also had several motor bikes and a trike.
     
  9. MOCAŠ

    MOCAŠ MB Club Veteran

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  10. A150

    A150 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    When i buy a car I hope that I have made the right choice first time. Because I know if I haven't. Then I'm stuck with it for a number of years before I can afford to replace it with another.

    So I tend to think carefully before putting my signature on to the dotted line.
     
  11. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

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    As Morrissey once sang;

    "Six months is a long time" :)
     
  12. Palfrem

    Palfrem Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The power of statistics
     
  13. Colin_b

    Colin_b Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    50+ cars in 40 years of driving, including owing 2 or 3 at a time. Ones I like a year or so, otherwise a couple of months.

    Longest I've owned a car is 4 years 8 months, my current SLK. My C320 I've had 9 months, and I suspect I'll change that in the next 3 to 6 months. Probably:)
     
  14. ringway

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    I tend to buy what I know I'll be content with, often spending more to get the right model and specification. This works well for me.

    The last three to leave are:

    S210 320CDI - 4years.

    Sprinter 313CDI - 7.5 years.

    Vauxhall Omega 3.0 Elite - 11 Years.



    I'm more than happy with my Vito 120 sport (shame about the rust though) and can't envisage selling it within the next 10 years.
     
  15. neilz

    neilz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Until 1989 (that cheerful stock-market incident...) a year, two at most. Then

    Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 2 for 6 years
    Mercedes 560SEC for 3 years (bought at 6 years old, somehow piston rings went after just 9 years so sold it on after threats people would report me to environmental health due to the almighty smoke clouds)
    Jeep Wrangler 4.0 Limited for 8 years (bought at 1 year old for £16000, sold for £800 with failed ECU and resultant knackered engine)
    Mercedes C200 for 4 years (bought at 8 years old for £2000, common W202 ECU failure, sold for £350)
    Mercedes E220 for 5 years (bought at 11 years old for £1500, got too rusty, sold for £1000)
    Mercedes S320L current (bought at 14 years old for £1100)
     
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  16. GP801

    GP801 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Tend to keep mine a long time. Currently CLK 9 years, SLK 7 years, 124 only 3 years. Longest so far was a BMW E28 which I had for 13 years. Shortest was an early 203 which was so unreliable it had to go.
     
  17. mika

    mika Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    In 35 years of motoring i have had 24 cars so similar to above
    ive had some nice ones :D...and some not so nice :rolleyes:

    given that one or two were short lived and one or two were additional cars
    i'd say "just under two years"
     
  18. moonloops

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    In 20+ years of motoring I have had 30+ cars and a Mercedes :D
     
  19. merc-c

    merc-c Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    in 29 years I have had 9 cars.
    The longest time was a Citron zx td. 9 years
    Mercedes since 2003
     
  20. @MARK

    @MARK Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I used to drive a lot more on business than I do now so was having to change my car every 18 months or less.

    When I bought my last car (the 335D) I thought I would keep it for 2 years and then change. I liked it so much I ended up keeping it for 4 years and 80,000 miles.

    Somehow I can't see me keeping the current car for that long. Indeed I shudder to think the state it will be in after 4 years and 80,000 miles.
     
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