The Big Think

January 21, 2009

Old is Beautiful

Filed under: Disclosure — jasony @ 5:14 pm

The virtues of driving an old car. I currently drive a 1992 Chevy pickup truck, and while it’s not the most beautiful thing in the world, when I look at it I see the fact that I haven’t made a car payment in well over a decade. Alas, the Chevy will probably be replaced sometime soon (with a late model one of these), but I’ve gotten my use out of it. The list of things broken/breaking on it are too numerous to mention, and repairing them all would comprise a pretty significant chunk of the “new” used car, so it’s off to pasture with her soon.

Still, according to this article’s calculations, I’ve saved something like twenty grand by being happy with the old bucket. That’ll make getting the next one significantly less painful.

Anyone got an older car?

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