Longest you kept a car.

Lincoln Mark VIII

  1. Dave 88 LSC

    Dave 88 LSC Well-Known LVC Member

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    I was wondering how long folks here keep their cars. I'll present my list and time lines.

    88LSC, first car. 2 years
    90LSC 2 years
    95 Mark VIII 1 year
    96 Mustang GT 1 year
    94 MB S500 2 years
    98 Lexus LS400 3 years
    73 Lincoln Mark IV 1 year

    92 LSC I will never sell. It will be 4 years in month or two.
    98 LSC Sold finally, after 1 1/2 years.

    07 Lexus GS430. 3 month so far. Gonna keep it for a few years most likely, love it so far.

    Ive met people who owned the same car for over 10 years. I think its cool. Especially if the car is nice.

    Me, I get bored too fast and like to move on to other cars, there are too many good cars out there.

    I still want to add a 90-95 Jag XJS to keep my 92 LSC company. That is one car I wanted since I can remember.
     
  2. philly0420

    philly0420 Dedicated LVC Member

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    I have owned a 71 Duster since 1994. I have owned the Mark since 2004. Other than that i swap out daily drivers every year or two.
     
  3. 98lincmk7lsc

    98lincmk7lsc Dedicated LVC Member

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    My 88 Mark VII from 1997-2008, only drove it from 1997-2001.

    My current 98 Mark VIII from 2004-present...
     
  4. purpony

    purpony Active LVC Member

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    my first ride-
    92 Ranger 4x4 (Dad bought new in 92)... I started driving it in 95. ........... family owned for 18 yrs
    Sold in 2010 with 235K miles

    93 Mustang- [2000-2006] ............................................................... owned 6 yrs

    84 SVO Mustang - [2001-2007] ....................................................... owned 6 yrs

    89 Mustang - [2004 - Present]... NEVER selling .................................... ...owned 8 yrs

    1996 Explorer Limited V8 (Dad bought new in 96) I started driving it in 98 .... family owned for 9 yrs
    Sold in 2005 with 123K miles

    1996 Explorer XLT V8 AWD - [2003 - 2011] Sold with 198K miles ................. owned for 8 yrs

    1996 Explorer Limited 4x4 (Dad bought new in 96) I started driving it in 2008 ...family owned for 16 yrs
    195K miles and still running strong.

    1988 F-250 Dually 4x4 (Dad bought new in 88 and we both still use it) ...........family owned for 24 yrs

    2004 F-150 Supercrew Lariat - [2004 - Present] FOR SALE .......................owned for 8 yrs

    1998 Explorer XLT V8 AWD - [2010 - Present] FOR SALE .............................owned for 2 yrs

    2006 Explorer EB 4x4 - [2012 - Present] ..................................................owned for 2 WEEKS... just bought it from a friend who bought it in 08

    I get attached to my vehicles and dont like to sell them :)
     
  5. Gilby959798

    Gilby959798 Dedicated LVC Member

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    91 Explorer Bought in 01 sold in 04 with 330,000 miles
    97 Mountaineer V-8 AWD bought in 04 and still have it but it is for sale
    94 Cougar Bought in 06 sold in 08
    98 Cobra Bought in 08 and am keeping that one
    95 Mark VIII Bought in 08 and am on fence with how long it will say around
    90 Foxbody Vert Bought in 09 sold in 2010
    00 F-250 PSD Bought in 2010 and it will stick around until I can afford a newer better truck
    86 Chevy K10 Bought in Jan 2011 sold in march 2011
    08 Taurus Bought in 2011 and still have it (her car)
    77 GMC K20 Camper Special Given to us by her father in April 2011, was originally her grandfather's and I am going to restore it so it will never leave


    I think that is it.
     
  6. thaywood

    thaywood Dedicated LVC Member

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    The longest I've ever owned a car was 10 years. My '96 Mark VIII. Bought it in 2001 and sold it in 2011. I'll have to think about the rest. I've had over 30 cars:)
     
  7. Lownslowlsc

    Lownslowlsc Dedicated LVC Member

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    91 Grand am--First car-------1 year 99-00
    97 cavalier hand me down---2 years 00-02
    91 caprice--The start of my rwd v8 "thing"--2years 02-04
    98 Marquis--6 years--04-10'....07-10' it was the winter beater.
    98 Mark 07-present....And not getting rid of it anytime soon
     
  8. kaha

    kaha Dedicated LVC Member

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    Longest was my last ride, a '73 Ford Econoline E200 van. Healthy 302, three-on-the-tree.
    Was my daily driver for about 12 years.
     
  9. Right on the Mark

    Right on the Mark Dedicated LVC Member

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    I still have my 1984 stang I bought in 1989. So 23 years now. My other 1990 stang bought in 1999 so 13 years on that one.
     
  10. slowmkviii

    slowmkviii Dedicated LVC Member

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    85 t-bird 1yr
    85 cougar 1yr
    86 mustang gt 4yr
    84 crown Victoria 4yr
    85 dodge daytona 4 months
    97 mark viii 03 to current
    93 town car 3 yr
    98 mark viii 1yr
    95 town car 08 to current
    96 t-bird 1 yr
    97 mark viii 3 months
    93 mark viii 1yr
    95 mark viii 2010 to current
    Wife bought the 97 camaro in 98 we still have it
     
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    zmt325 Dedicated LVC Member

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    my 1986 bmw 325es canadian spec... my dad bought it in 1992 and i still have it 20 years later
     
  12. driller

    driller Dedicated LVC Member

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    I've had the '93 since 2000 when I bought it as the wife's daily driver and I'm sure it will be around a long time. The next closest was a '84 customized van we held for 10 years.
     
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    65 GTO - 22 years now.
     
  14. Pieces of 8

    Pieces of 8 Well-Known LVC Member

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    79 Z28 own since 94 it's my baby and the wife says she will bury me in it so I can take it with me. Way to much money and time/labor in her to ever get the denero back.
     
  15. Kevin O'Connell

    Kevin O'Connell Well-Known LVC Member

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    F250

    1974 F250- only had it since 1989. Still got it. 3rd 390, C6, built and rusty! Grandpa's truck. He bought it used in 1979.
     
  16. KStromberg

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    Currently, I have owned my 98 Mark VIII longer than any other car I've owned. Bought it in December of 2007. There's something about it. :cool:
     
  17. k9t8m

    k9t8m Rollin' Twankies

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    Ive had my 96 since 06, so 5 years. thats the longest. I cant keep a daily driver for over a year. I just get too bored.
     
  18. thaywood

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    Okay, let's see:

    1967 Fairlane Fastback: 2 years
    1967 Thunderbird: 1 year
    1982 Mustang Ghia hatch: 24 hours
    1980 Mustang coupe: 4 yrs
    1978 Mustang King Cobra: 1 yr
    1979 Lincoln Town Coupe: <1 year
    1962 Lincoln Continental: 5yrs
    1971 Lincoln Continental: 3 yrs
    1962 Mercury Comet S-22 Coupe 144 I-6/2-speed air cooled auto: <3 yrs
    1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe: 4 yrs
    1987 Mustang Hatch 2.3L 5-speed T-Tops: 3yrs, sold, bought back (added T-Bird Turbo suspension): 2 yrs
    1969 Mercury Cougar 351-W auto: 3 yrs
    1986 Ford Crown Vic (ex-police car): 1 yr
    1979 Toyota Truck (20R/Auto/Long bed/2wd): 7 yrs
    1985 Chrysler Fifth Avenue (318 auto): 5 yrs
    1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe: 2 yrs
    1993 Thunderbird Sport 5.0: 3 yrs
    1995 Yamaha FZR600 Sport Bike: 2 yrs
    1988 Lincoln Town Car: 4 yrs
    1986 Lincoln Town Car: 2 yrs
    1988 Ford Ranger 2.0 5-speed 2wd: 4 yrs
    1994 Ford Explorer 4x4: 4 yrs
    1996 Lincoln Mark VIII: 10 yrs
    1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC: 2 yrs

    There have been several more, but that's all I can remember off the top of my head right now. I've had a bunch of cars that I bought just to sell and only kept for a month or two. That was back in the 90's and hard to remember. But the ones listed are the most memorable of my vehicles (I didn't list the '96 Cobra because that's my wife's car:D)
     
  19. Duck

    Duck Well-Known LVC Member

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    1973 Chevy K10 - Bought it in 1980 and sold it in 2010. Yeah, I got my moneys worth out of that one.
     
  20. mespock

    mespock Marxists - Socialists

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    You can't keep anything long ...
     
  21. My Great 8

    My Great 8 Dedicated LVC Member

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    My '99 Expedition. This July will be 5 years. Almost ready to upgrade to an F-150 Platinum with eco boost. I took one for a test drive and fell in love!
     
  22. Stangman

    Stangman Project car a.d.d.

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    My '77 Mustang II - 10.5 years and counting.
    '94 Mustang GT - 7 years and counting
    '88 Mustang project - 6... I think. Been on jackstands atleast 5 years :(
     
  23. KStromberg

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    My buddy just bought a 2012 with the long box and all of the bells and whistles. Those trucks really fly for a 6000# truck! The turbos are tiny though, but guys have already tuned them and cranked up the boost to about 18psi on the turbos and then they really get going. Definitely good trucks, at least so far. They outperform and out tow their similar counterparts. My buddy's truck with the 3.73 gears is supposed to be able to tow over 11,000# and should be able to run mid 14s stock in the 1/4 mile in good weather. I saw a guy at the track last year with one and with just a CAI and a tune I saw him with my own two eyes run a 14.1 with the tailgate and spare tire removed.
     
  24. My Great 8

    My Great 8 Dedicated LVC Member

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    I wouldn't race it. I just like the fact that is much peppier than my Expedition with the 5.4 and gets 22 MPG on the highway and has more bells and whistles than my wife's '08 Cadillac SRX.
     
  25. KStromberg

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    Yeah, I hear ya. He bought it to tow the 11 second Regal T-Type to the track on a car trailer. It's a trailer king for a trailer queen. :D
     

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