Go green - keep your car for a decade

Rouxenator

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We are in the process of finding a newer car for my wife, she currently has the old Astra which is nearing 220,000km. There is nothing wrong with the car, but our little one is turning 1 soon and we could do something slightly larger.

This is when it occurred to me that next year I will have had the car for 10 years. While it is not as frugal and green as some newer cars I am sure the total carbon footprint of owning and operating the car for a decade is much less than buying newer more efficient ones every three years.

Anyone else with a daily runner that they have had for a decade or more?
 

Nerfherder

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My car is 7 years old and still going strong.

I'd keep it but also want something bigger.... got no issues with driving something older.
 

Gtx Gaming

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16 years 260k on the clock ,tazz 1300, still going strong but the fuel usage no one near modern cars ( serviced regular and engine was done over last year), but at least car was given to me :p
 

IceQB

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My travelling vehicle is 18 years old now, had it for 13 years.
Reaching 300 000km's & i drive close to 2000km's a week.
Reliable if well looked after.
 

xrapidx

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12 years in Hilux... not sure about green though. I've had other cars in between though...
 

bwana

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Anyone else with a daily runner that they have had for a decade or more?
2001 Audi with 310,000km on the clock.

Bought a second hand SUV a couple of months ago that was supposed to be mine but the missus decided she's more deserving (she has a Meriva with 180,000km on the clock so I guess she's got a point) and has been driving it instead of me.
 

Type RSA

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My car is 5 years old now, but intend on keeping it for a good couple of years still.
 

kaaskop

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I just bought a 2003 chico with 73000km on the clock for 30k. I don't like the old golfs but a bargain is a bargain. Will drive it until it falls apart. I am done with giving my hard earn cash away on a car.
 

supersunbird

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2005 Ford Ikon, 1.3l, 157 000km. I've had it for four years and a bit. Will take me another 10 years to put on next 150 000km, but don't know how long I will keep it. Might give it to a deserving person at some stage. 6.5l/100km petrol consumption.

Getting a 2012 Ford Figo in the next few days, 21 000km on the clock. 6.5l/100km petrol consumption. That I will keep for another 9 years for sure and it will probably have done 200 000km then.
 

X-Gamer

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Driving a 1997 Toyota Corolla 160i. 215000km. Get about 425km on ~50L of fuel....11.76L/100km :wtf:
 

ToxicBunny

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2001 Drifter, 200k on the clock.. still got another 10 years on it and another 250k
 

Brawler

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Can't say I have had a car for 10 years yet but I plan to keep mine until it falls apart :D
 

reactor_sa

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6 year old focus tdci, paid cash so I'll keep it maybe until I can buy the next one cash as well :p
The thought of instalments for a car is too scary.
 
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