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[#] Fri Jan 20 2023 14:01:04 EST from LoanShark

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2023-01-13 09:54 from IGnatius T Foobar
The common wisdom seems to be true: compact and mid size Japanese
sedans are some of the most reliable and long-lived cars out there.

Honda and Toyota? Yes.

Subarus? Not so much.

[#] Mon Jan 23 2023 09:44:42 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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As the primary payer of automobile repairs in a family that has three Hondas and a Toyota, I am happy to hear that we're on the correct side of Japan.
:)

[#] Tue Jan 24 2023 13:15:12 EST from LoanShark

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Yeah, smart choice.

Subarus last until abou 140k miles. After that, best sell them to a greater fool.

[#] Sat Jan 28 2023 10:47:59 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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On the other hand, all of our parents now drive Subarus. But they are 72, 76, and 78, so the race is on, I guess. (The 73 year old just bought her Subaru brand new.)

[#] Wed Feb 01 2023 09:08:52 EST from LoanShark

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If they're anything like my parents, those cars might last them 20 more years. My folks put about 5 miles per year on their cars these days.

[#] Thu Feb 02 2023 14:13:03 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Isn't it fun going through life together and comparing notes? ;)

My mom and dad were driving back and forth to their winter home in Florida a couple of times a year, so that was a lot of miles. However, we just reached a point where Dad can't drive anymore and Mom can't do the whole trip on her own, so we convinced them to put one car on the Amtrak "auto train" to get it down there, and leave that car there and fly back and forth from now on.
So their cars will just be local trips now.

My mother in law on the other hand (the 72 year old) drives long distances all the time, including coming to visit us on a regular basis (from the Poconos to Uncensoredland -- about a 2 hour trip). She puts down a lot of miles.
But she just ordered a brand new Subaru so that car has a long way to go.
She's giving the Accord to my daughter. It's in great shape and despite high mileage has a lot of life left in it.

[#] Thu Feb 02 2023 15:05:59 EST from LadySerenaKitty

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I did the Auto Train back in 2018, when we only had my Scion xB for a year.  That was freaking awesome!

 

Thu Feb 02 2023 14:13:03 EST from IGnatius T Foobar
Isn't it fun going through life together and comparing notes? ;)

My mom and dad were driving back and forth to their winter home in Florida a couple of times a year, so that was a lot of miles. However, we just reached a point where Dad can't drive anymore and Mom can't do the whole trip on her own, so we convinced them to put one car on the Amtrak "auto train" to get it down there, and leave that car there and fly back and forth from now on.
So their cars will just be local trips now.

My mother in law on the other hand (the 72 year old) drives long distances all the time, including coming to visit us on a regular basis (from the Poconos to Uncensoredland -- about a 2 hour trip). She puts down a lot of miles.
But she just ordered a brand new Subaru so that car has a long way to go.
She's giving the Accord to my daughter. It's in great shape and despite high mileage has a lot of life left in it.

 



[#] Thu Feb 02 2023 17:11:13 EST from Nurb432

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When i was a kid my dad was a traveling salesman covering 3 states.  Put on TONS of miles. When i was that age, i ended up being a traveling network engineer covering 3.5 states.. Put on TONS of miles. Sort of ironic. 

 

Thu Feb 02 2023 02:13:03 PM EST from IGnatius T Foobar
Isn't it fun going through life together and comparing notes? ;)

My mom and dad were driving back and forth to their winter home in Florida a couple of times a year, so that was a lot of miles. However, we just reached a point where Dad can't drive 

 



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