March 1st, 2021

Mindiana Jones

Take the wheel and steer

Those of you who own or have owned cars: how long do you usually keep them before getting a new one?

And also:
Poll #2109166 cars cars cars

How many cars does your current household have?

0
5(12.8%)
1
14(35.9%)
2
14(35.9%)
3
3(7.7%)
4 or more
3(7.7%)


Brought to you by someone on Yahoo claiming "most people only keep their cars for 4 or 5 years," which seems...low. I can't remember my parents ever driving a car for less than 10 (record: 18, though it was definitely limping along at that point). I just hit the 7th anniversary of buying mine and I don't put a lot of miles on it, so I expect to keep it for at least another 7, unless I get a job with a significant commute.