Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
557,024
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I tend to fall in love with my vehicles. And just like people in my life I won't trade them in unless they disappoint me. LOL!

May 16, 2018 07:27 AM
Ambassador
2,479,638
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

7 years is my "I'd like a new car" date, then I typically keep it another 1-2 years. It takes me that long to find one!

May 16, 2018 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,346,851
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

My cars are leased and I get a new one every 36 months, but typically Honda calls me sooner and trades out for a new lease because my mileage is low and they want to sell my car. In the corporate world, I had a company car. I've never owned a car that I drove till the wheels fall off.

May 16, 2018 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,855,323
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

It depends on the circumstances,  the opportunities and any particular plans.  It depends,  Paul --- I can't recall ever driving/ owning a vehicle to or close to the point of oblivion. 

May 16, 2018 03:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,158,482
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I kept my last car for five years and then purchased a new one. The last one came with five years of free servicing (except tires) and I knew things were starting to go and repairs would be expensive which is why I got rid of it. Plus it wasn't practical for my career choice. 

 

May 16, 2018 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
204,075
Ronald Gombach
The Gombach Group - Morrisville, PA

Been leasing for the past 20 years — get a 2 or 3 year lease — whatever is the best deal at the time; put low mileage on cars so dealer typically purchases the car at lease-end for more than the buy-out and I come away with a check plus new car.

May 16, 2018 04:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,188,604
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

I drive until the wheels fall off Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 

May 16, 2018 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
660,221
Pete Xavier with AffordablePlan.org
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

My first new car was a Camaro, kept that in great shape for 20 years. I do have a 12 plus year old car in my stable now and it is in near mint condition. No set date, I just buy quality and take good care of them...no wheels falling off over here!

May 16, 2018 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,419,084
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I drove my last Acura until the clear coat started to peel.  

May 16, 2018 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
2,600,106
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Used to want to get out and move on before 50,000 miles. Now no limit. Well maybe short of the wheels falling off!

May 16, 2018 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,365,807
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I get a new car every two years while the mileage low enough.

May 16, 2018 05:22 AM
Ambassador
3,550,975
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Neither - when I need a new car I get one. Have never driven a car till the wheels fall off

May 16, 2018 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,361,649
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Until the wheels fall off lately. I get great gas mileage still & I consider it the 'dog car' which means no buyers.

May 16, 2018 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
2,613,500
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I like to get a new car every 2-3 years and most often before 60k miles as that is when everything starts to wear out

May 16, 2018 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,423,229
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I now keep them a lot longer then when I was young.

May 16, 2018 06:50 AM
Ambassador
2,017,420
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Your car is often your first impression.  Trade it in before the wheels fall off, please.

May 16, 2018 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,407,270
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

My last vehicle had 160K plus.  The one I'm driving now has less than 3K.  I suspect I'll drive it for another 8-9 years before I start looking for a new one.

May 16, 2018 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
2,881,454
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Are those the only two options?

May 16, 2018 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,861,624
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Get attached the longer a car is around. Read a Neil Young book over vacation about the cars in his life and he saw them as old souls need repurposing and to repair, to let them live in their original glory again. His first car for the band was Mort, a 1953 Pontiac hearse, a 1950's Buick Roadmaster hearse, etc. Special Deluxe is the book's title.

May 16, 2018 03:44 AM
Rainmaker
349,616
Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

About 50,000 or every 4-5 years whichever comes first!

May 16, 2018 06:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,213,792
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I loved my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee.... I had the whole front end replaced and refurbished it.... kept it for 17 years.... everyone thought it was new.... I always had 2 vehicles so this one was just for winter....only had 85,000 miles on it...

if I like a vehicle, I'll keep it or trade it up for a new one of the same model.... love my BMW hardtop convertible 430ix.... I'll buy another one in 4 years....

May 16, 2018 08:54 AM
Rainer
171,199
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I like to buy and hold and get my money's worth. If it looks okay and gets me from A to B, I am good. I don't like car payments. I bought one car brand new and am still driving it 12 years later (and plan to for as long as I can) but will not buy another brand new car as they depreciate so fast. 

May 16, 2018 08:49 AM
Rainmaker
185,998
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Im frugal... til the wheels fall off , then have hubby figure out how to put them  on again!

May 16, 2018 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
916,725
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

I take good care of my cars and they last 10 years or more... and still look new. When maintentance issues start eating dollars, I get something new. Right now I have an '06 Toyota Sienna and an '08 Ford Taurus.  They both run (and look) great but I'll probably be replacing the van within the next year just because I want some of the newer technology.  I may even sell the car and get back to one vehicle. 

May 16, 2018 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
782,847
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My average ownership is 8 years, it's more needs change than anything. I have owned trucks, vans, hot rods, 3 different Lexus models for real estate. I've never thought about it much, seems to be just when needs change.

May 16, 2018 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
594,267
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I do the same thing as Nina Hollander does. I have a new car every 2nd year or so.

May 16, 2018 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,465,419
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I don't have a set rule, I buy a new car when the mood strikes!

May 16, 2018 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,700,822
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

100,000 miles starts me looking for a replacement 

May 16, 2018 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,197,490
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I drive it until it is starting to give me issues or I get really tired of it.

May 16, 2018 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,150,552
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As I do most of my own maintenance, it will be when it stops running on its own!

May 16, 2018 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
2,557,948
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

The former.  thankfully, I'm driving as much and can do more work from home now.

May 16, 2018 04:09 AM
Rainmaker
696,380
Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

I do drive until my wheels fall off however if it gives issues beyond the cost of the car I will trade or move up. Unfortunately, my last one was totaled in an accident but I would not have traded that car for years.

May 16, 2018 03:03 AM
Rainer
125,703
John Bear
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
I'm Too Busy For Your Referrals!

I intend keep my van until my balls fall off.

May 16, 2018 05:18 PM
Rainmaker
302,009
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I used to drive a Ford Explorer.  It was about 10 years old and I was fine with it, but clients seemed to think it meant I wasn't successful. 

I bought a used Lexus sedan and drove it for lots of years.  It was around 10 years old and I had no immediate plans to replace it, but a drunk guy changed that when he slammed into it and totaled it. 

After that, I bought a two year old Lexus SUV.  I'll probably keep it for a good, long while.

 

May 16, 2018 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,154,733
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Over the years I have had a few unreliable cars that I was glad to trade. Now I wait until the time is right, like two weeks ago. Why? I got tired of hubby complaining about my car.  Now, both of us are happy with our Cadillac XT5.

May 16, 2018 10:59 AM
Ambassador
1,341,731
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I change at about 200,000 miles.

May 16, 2018 10:42 AM
Rainmaker
80,611
Paul Weese
Colorado Group Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs Broker and Outdoor Enthusiast

I have two cars- one for real estate and one for adventure, which I drive until either it falls apart, my kids need a car, or my wife tells me to get rid of it.

May 16, 2018 07:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,681,828
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We switch cars every 3 years or sooner.  We do not drive them into the ground.  We take great care of our car.  A

May 16, 2018 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
277,715
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We used to trade in our cars after 7 years.  Now it is more like every 4.

May 16, 2018 07:33 AM
Ambassador
3,349,442
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Till the wheels fall off.

May 16, 2018 06:48 PM
Ambassador
3,627,665
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

When things start going wrong with my car, I start car shopping. I don't have time to deal with an unreliable car. My last vehicle I had 10 years with no major problems.

May 16, 2018 03:02 PM
Ambassador
860,126
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I won't exceed 100k on a vehicle. I cover a larger area. Can't take a chance of breaking down. About every 3 years has been my practice. 

May 16, 2018 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,220,470
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Clients see our cars far more often than they see our office, and I can understand why some agents change cars frequently. Clients like to see successful realtors driving status symbols.  We're far more environmentally minded and money conscious - our cars are getting old and we won't replace them until we have to.

May 16, 2018 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
368,834
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

not until the wheels fall of but when my mechanic starts spending more time under the hood than I do driving it.

May 16, 2018 11:30 AM
Rainmaker
722,339
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Paul, I am shooting for 300,000 miles or 25 years.  Old Red has almost 224,000 miles right now and she has plenty of life left.  Those Tacoma engines are indestructible!

May 16, 2018 11:16 AM
Rainmaker
2,258,101
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If you change the oil and do the maintenance you can break mileage records

May 16, 2018 11:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,954,205
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 16, 2018 07:51 AM
Rainer
34,553
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Both of my cars are new now. I sell my cars when my cpa tells me to do so.

May 16, 2018 10:09 PM
Rainmaker
690,845
Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Two Decades Of Experience Selling Luxury Homes...

I buy quality and keep it in pristine like new condition. I tend to keep them for many years. 

May 16, 2018 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,328,103
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I rent for 2-3 years and always have a new car. 

May 16, 2018 10:50 PM
Ambassador
3,926,906
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - it is somewhere in-between when I get the new car.

May 16, 2018 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
416,069
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I try to maintain it well and keep it for as long as feasible. Usually between 200k to 250k. unfortunately by then the outside looks better than the inside...
Bruce

May 16, 2018 09:12 PM
Rainmaker
469,456
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I'm still driving my 2006 Red Hummer.  It looks great, is unique and has been paid off for 9 years.  I have put down $1,000 on a Tesla 3.  Let's see if I go through with that purchase.

May 18, 2018 11:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,481,654
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My business car is leased, so at the end of the lease.  The other car I don't drive many miles.  The last one I had for 18 years.

May 18, 2018 02:34 PM
Rainer
78,068
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

My Volvo X-Country gave up the ghost at 186,000. I could have done the work but the expenses of the old horse were adding up. I sold it to my mechanic. I then bought an Infiniti X37 and love it. Hauls tail and has all wheel drive plus the interior is gorgeous. My cocker loves it too! I had to buy one of those Orvis rea seat blankets to save the leather! M clients always ask me about my dog. I couldn't figure how they knew I had a dog because I remove the blanket when I show property. One told me, look at your windows. My dogs cute little nose and hanging tongue was all over the interior's windows! Ooops! 

May 17, 2018 11:56 AM