E90Post
 


VIBE Motorsports
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > How often do you change cars?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-05-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
FwdFtl
Volcano Knuckles
 
Drives: E60
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali

Posts: 254
iTrader: (0)

How often do you change cars?

I've noticed in the past 12 years, I've owned about 10 cars

A majority of them I bought used so I'm not eating the depreciation over and over again.

I'm wondering if this is normal or do I have commitment problems? haha

What about you guys? What's the shortest you've owned a car? longest?
FwdFtl is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
Greenkirby21
Vrooom :)
 
Greenkirby21's Avatar
 
Drives: C7 Stringray
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dream Land

Posts: 2,607
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to Greenkirby21
Most people in my family own cars 2-3 years. We like trying out different cars, even if all have been bmw:

edit, i went from mini cooper -> nissan rogue -> vw rabbit -> 128i in about 5 years >_>. my longest owned car so far is my 128i its awesome . I think I want to keep this car forever. I've had it 3 years now
__________________
2014 C7 Corvette Stringray - Laguna Blue - NPP Exhaust - Competition Seats
Greenkirby21 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2012, 02:51 PM   #3
GammaZeta
Captain
 
Drives: 1
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ma

Posts: 856
iTrader: (1)

I change when necessary.

I don't really care about my daily driver, so I usually just run them into the ground.

My weekend cars are what matter to me.

My next purchase will be a 997 GT3...after I purchase a new house, so it may be a few years away.

And yes, the 128i is a great car, got one for the wife and she loves it.
GammaZeta is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2012, 03:25 PM   #4
KingOfJericho
Major General
 
KingOfJericho's Avatar
 
Drives: Yes
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT

Posts: 5,102
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 135i Coupe  [2.63]
8 cars in 9 years here... (only counting years out of college)
__________________
The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bimmerpost.

2010 S4 Current | 2010 BMW 135i Retired | 2006 Lotus Exige Retired
KingOfJericho is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2012, 03:33 PM   #5
bmw-nj
Captain
 
bmw-nj's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 BMW 335 xdrive M sport
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hillsborough, NJ

Posts: 660
iTrader: (1)

3 cars in 4 years

1st: 2002 range rover hse black black
2nd: 2008 335Xi coupe space grey black
3rd: Current: 2011 z4 35I black black
bmw-nj is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
RnmEvo9
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Posts: 1,692
iTrader: (2)

4 cars in about 10 years:

1999 Honda Civic EX - I had it for about 4 years before I traded it in for the Evo
2006 Lancer Evolution IX - I had it for 3 years until it got stolen
2006 BMW 325i - I had it for 2 years before I gave it to my brother
2008 BMW 135i - Current car that I have had for over a year and a half
RnmEvo9 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2012, 04:01 PM   #7
KingOfJericho
Major General
 
KingOfJericho's Avatar
 
Drives: Yes
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT

Posts: 5,102
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 135i Coupe  [2.63]
I should also add that of the 8 cars in 9 years, 2 of them were 3yr leases...
__________________
The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bimmerpost.

2010 S4 Current | 2010 BMW 135i Retired | 2006 Lotus Exige Retired
KingOfJericho is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #8
FwdFtl
Volcano Knuckles
 
Drives: E60
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali

Posts: 254
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by KingOfJericho View Post
8 cars in 9 years here... (only counting years out of college)
Nice!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmw-nj View Post
3 cars in 4 years

1st: 2002 range rover hse black black
2nd: 2008 335Xi coupe space grey black
3rd: Current: 2011 z4 35I black black
I am not alone!
FwdFtl is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2012, 09:01 PM   #9
Cyberdemon
Captain
 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Long Island NY

Posts: 743
iTrader: (0)

My history is up to 6 cars in 12 years.

2000 '89 Chrysler (First POS) - owned 2 years
2002 '02 Sentra SE-R - owned 5 years
2004 '73 Eldorado - owned 3 years
2007 '08 TL - owned 5 years
2009 '01 Corvette - owned 6 months
2012 '13 335i - Take delivery next month, 36 mo lease

So that ends up being an average of 2 years, although usually that's been 1 primary car and 1 toy. The 335 attempts to combine my toy and daily requirements...we'll see how long that lasts :-)
__________________
2013 335i M Sport /// Alpine White/Coral Red
Cyberdemon is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #10
liquid
Lieutenant
 
Drives: graphite 328i E92
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South FL

Posts: 499
iTrader: (1)

wow i am rare here. two cars in 12 years.
back in 2000 while i was in college i got a 1998 accord v6. i got my current car 2007 328 in december 2006.
liquid is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2012, 10:31 PM   #11
freshwhite335
Colonel
 
freshwhite335's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 135i DCT
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 904 FL

Posts: 2,839
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 BMW 135i  [0.00]
four cars in four years.

1- (07-08) 06 range rover hse
2- (08-10) 07 335
3- (10-11) 05 mb slk55 amg
4- (11-current) 11 135
__________________
2012 991 C2S
Still have BMW's in the family:
2003 E39 M5, 2009 F01 750i, 2010 E92 335i
freshwhite335 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2012, 11:59 PM   #12
E46M54325Ci
Lieutenant Colonel
 
E46M54325Ci's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 Porsche Cayman
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SoCal

Posts: 1,592
iTrader: (4)

too many, but still not enough!
__________________
987.2 Cayman, Aqua Blue on Black
E46M54325Ci is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-06-2012, 01:52 AM   #13
FwdFtl
Volcano Knuckles
 
Drives: E60
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali

Posts: 254
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyberdemon View Post
My history is up to 6 cars in 12 years.

2000 '89 Chrysler (First POS) - owned 2 years
2002 '02 Sentra SE-R - owned 5 years
2004 '73 Eldorado - owned 3 years
2007 '08 TL - owned 5 years
2009 '01 Corvette - owned 6 months
2012 '13 335i - Take delivery next month, 36 mo lease

So that ends up being an average of 2 years, although usually that's been 1 primary car and 1 toy. The 335 attempts to combine my toy and daily requirements...we'll see how long that lasts :-)
Curious to know why so short for a typically fun car? Also enjoy the new 335i!

Quote:
Originally Posted by freshwhite335 View Post
four cars in four years.

1- (07-08) 06 range rover hse
2- (08-10) 07 335
3- (10-11) 05 mb slk55 amg
4- (11-current) 11 135
How was that range for you? Is it a mechanical nightmare past 60k miles?

Quote:
Originally Posted by E46M54325Ci View Post
too many, but still not enough!
QFT! (quoted for truth)
FwdFtl is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-06-2012, 11:09 AM   #14
EpicE90
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 f150
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: FL

Posts: 347
iTrader: (0)

6 Cars in about 4 1/2 years.

2008 V6 Mustang -Owned for 2 years
2009 328 M-Sport -Owned for 4 months
2010 Mustang GT - Owned for 6 months
2010 Camaro SS - Owned for 6 months
2011 Mustang GT 5.0 Owned for 6 months
2011 F-150 - Owned for 9 months- Just sold.
Next car ???
EpicE90 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #15
xborndaballx
Enthusiast
 
xborndaballx's Avatar
 
Drives: Arctic Metallic E90 335i
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando, FL

Posts: 624
iTrader: (2)

4 cars in 7 years

05- 1994 Pontiac Grand Am owned 2 years
07- 2000 Montero Sport owned 1 yr
08- 2003 Mazda 6s owned 2.5 yrs
10- 2007 335i current car which I plan to keep for a few more years
__________________


COBB/VRSF Catless DP/BMS OCC/BMS DCI/MTECH Steering Wheel/Forgestar F14/DEPO Blackline/3M Brushed Metallic Trim Wrap/PE Mod/LED Halo/Matte Black Kidney Grille
xborndaballx is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #16
Ammonia
Captain
 
Ammonia's Avatar
 
Drives: n54 135i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Fayetteville, NC

Posts: 738
iTrader: (4)

1. 94 Toyota Tercel
2. 95 Dodge Neon
3. 2005 Scion tC
4. 2008 Civic LX
5. My current 135i.

All those spanned for the last 8 years or so. All were traded in for each other, but the 135i is the first one I've done extensive mods to, so I plan on keeping it FOREVA. Need to buy a DD though....
__________________

Mods: JB4 | Berk Race Axel-Back | VSRF DPs | BMS DCI | CM Meth + CMGS Controller | Stett CP | Tial BOV | RR Scoops | BMS LED AE | Matte Grills | 10% Tint | M Pedals | Blackline LCI | CSR Eyelids | Amber Overlays | Rear OEM Flaps | Seibon GTR Hood | Painted Spoiler | H-Style Front Lip | VMR V701s
Ammonia is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-06-2012, 12:32 PM   #17
flyinb501
Lieutenant
 
Drives: G35 Coupe, Dodge Ram
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Posts: 551
iTrader: (0)

I like the idea of getting a new used car every 2 years or less, but the problem I have is that it usually takes me over a year to get the car modded just the way I like it. And finally paying sales tax on a car so often seems like a big waste of money.
flyinb501 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-06-2012, 12:45 PM   #18
bga23
Dirty old man
 
Drives: 2011.99 e90 Alpine White
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Yeah, but it is a dry heat

Posts: 473
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FwdFtl View Post
A majority of them I bought used so I'm not eating the depreciation over and over again.

I'm wondering if this is normal or do I have commitment problems? haha
They're still depreciating, you're just not taking the initial hit. I do the same thing, buy 1-2 year old cars.

As for normal, people on this forum are not "normal" when it comes to cars. The average American prob owns a car for several years, as opposed to us here who own several cars for a year.
__________________
2012 Ford Raptor
2011 AW e90 - For sale
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1016269
bga23 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #19
GammaZeta
Captain
 
Drives: 1
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ma

Posts: 856
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bga23 View Post
As for normal, people on this forum are not "normal" when it comes to cars.
"Normal" and "Z3M" and "Z4M" do not belong in the same sentence.

When you add "Z3/4M Coupe" that's a WHOLE new level of crazy.
GammaZeta is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #20
MisterSkiMask
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: I Can not say
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: you must not know

Posts: 1,940
iTrader: (0)

I don't have much of a pattern.

My trucks/suvs are on about an 80,000 to 90,000 mile life span (I am thinking about just driving my current truck into the ground).

My last 3 cars were 3 years (lease), 1 year, and 6 years. I have a lease now so it will be 3 years.
MisterSkiMask is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-06-2012, 01:21 PM   #21
KingOfJericho
Major General
 
KingOfJericho's Avatar
 
Drives: Yes
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT

Posts: 5,102
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 135i Coupe  [2.63]
My dad drives cars until they die and just bought his 4th car in my lifetime. I'm 31. Owning Toyotas, that means he's keeping them for over a decade. His 4Runner just crossed 330k and will be celebrating it's 15th birthday this month. Still going strong!
__________________
The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bimmerpost.

2010 S4 Current | 2010 BMW 135i Retired | 2006 Lotus Exige Retired
KingOfJericho is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #22
MisterSkiMask
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: I Can not say
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: you must not know

Posts: 1,940
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by KingOfJericho View Post
My dad drives cars until they die and just bought his 4th car in my lifetime. I'm 31. Owning Toyotas, that means he's keeping them for over a decade. His 4Runner just crossed 330k and will be celebrating it's 15th birthday this month. Still going strong!
Wow, I respect that, yet I am disgusted by it.

He's definitely not wasting money on cars.
MisterSkiMask is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST