Would you consider keeping your car 15 to 20 years?

23,205

Asked by Nov 25, 2015 at 12:19 AM about the 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: General

If you purchased your car brand new,  financed it for 60 months and had no car
payments for next 10 to 15  years,  think about how much money you could
save and use for repairs,   not maintenance.    No matter what went wrong,   
you're saving money every year you don't have payments,  that could be  
$5,000 or more per year.   There's no way you'll have $5,000 in actual repairs
year after that for 10 to 15 years.    So,  would be consider it?

4 Answers

72,395

Absolutely! I bought my '93 Chevy Caprice new on October 16, 1993. Paid it off January of 1998. Sold it June of 2012. I replaced the Caprice with an '08 Mercury Grand Marquis. It will be paid for June of '16 (I bought it used in May of '12 with 31,100 miles on it). I plan on having it until it's at least 15 years old. Hopefully until it's 20ish but 15 is good. HTH. -Jim

23,205

Js08016- Jim, good for you, the trick is to pick a car that has a great reliability record, it helps a lot. I kept my 1995 Honda Accord EX station wagon for 19 years. Happy Thanksgiving!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
23,205

By the way, my 95 Honda Accord EX had the original engine and transmission with no problems at 150,000 miles and I sold the car for $3,000. Considering all the service I got from this car, it owed me nothing.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
6,110

Good for you.

Your Answer

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 36,251 nationwide Outback listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Subaru Outback Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    8,690
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    2,890
  • #3
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    2,880
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
385 Great Deals out of 38,250 listings starting at $1,495
Used Subaru Legacy
203 Great Deals out of 15,131 listings starting at $1,795
Used Subaru Impreza
205 Great Deals out of 22,400 listings starting at $1,505
Used Honda CR-V
841 Great Deals out of 58,486 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota RAV4
808 Great Deals out of 51,145 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota 4Runner
339 Great Deals out of 26,128 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Highlander
582 Great Deals out of 35,929 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
670 Great Deals out of 44,999 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,033 Great Deals out of 85,948 listings starting at $800
Used Honda Pilot
650 Great Deals out of 40,561 listings starting at $998
Used Honda Accord
1,101 Great Deals out of 71,974 listings starting at $1,100
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,029 Great Deals out of 71,559 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Escape
1,218 Great Deals out of 102,897 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
8,161 listings starting at $29,110
2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 1,217 listings starting at $26,479
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 660 listings starting at $18,700
2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 687 listings starting at $15,965
2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 410 listings starting at $10,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.