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Old 01-16-2018, 08:14 AM   #1
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How Long Do You Keep A Partner?

I am going to keep my 1989 model for another few weeks maybe a few months if it doesn't give me any problems. I've been thinking of giving a Y2K model a try since they've just been released; but alway hesitant to try such early new releases. How long do ya'll keep ya'lls spouses and girlfriends/boyfriends and why?
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:28 AM   #2
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Longer than vehicles. Cheaper to keep 'er...and she takes better care of me than most. Mine is a '78 model...got one made from quality parts.
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:32 AM   #3
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I am going to keep my 1989 model for another few weeks maybe a few months if it doesn't give me any problems. I've been thinking of giving a Y2K model a try since they've just been released; but alway hesitant to try such early new releases. How long do ya'll keep ya'lls spouses and girlfriends/boyfriends and why?
I've got a great '69 model. I've heard the newer releases sometimes have many issues that flare up. I think it's best to wait to make sure no major recalls have been initiated.
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:37 AM   #4
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I've got a great '69 model. I've heard the newer releases sometimes have many issues that flare up. I think it's best to wait to make sure no major recalls have been initiated.
You have one of the infamous "Big Lick" editions. Those run well if taken care. Should get at least another 15-20 years out if w/o major upgrades. Might have to start adding those blue additives at one point depending on type of fuel you use and if the bushings have been maintained.
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You have one of the infamous "Big Lick" editions. Those run well if taken care. Should get at least another 15-20 years out if w/o major upgrades. Might have to start adding those blue additives at one point depending on type of fuel you use and if the bushings have been maintained.
That's the edition I have, good guess! I've maintained it very well, timely intervals for all work. No need for the additives at this point, it's functioning better than previous earlier and later model editions I've tested out.
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I still drive the out of my 1983 model on the daily.
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I've got an 81 model. She's pretty low maintenance. I've upgraded her headlights. I've probably got another 7 years till I'll need to change then again. I first laid eyes on her in 98, but she was too expensive. I ran into her again at a used car lot in 04. I picked her up on the cheap. At the time she was a package deal with 2 smaller cars. I picked up another small car 2 years later.

Anyhow, in 2012 I had to let her go. Too many issues. 2014 came around and she was on the market again. I swooped her up and have been in love ever since.
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Detailed pics of said upgrades? I've test driven models with such upgrades but never ponied up for them myself. That being said, a big fan and love seeing other's investment just in case I need to make it one day.

Did you get a frequent flyer discount and better terms on the latest purchase? Also, clear title?
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I ride a 1966 model brunette than was painted blonde ever since I knew her 35yrs now. She looks better than a bunch of early 40's models and still weighs a 115lbs. Very happy with her couldn't see me trading her in on anything. I remember some really good advice I got once.

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... and still weighs a 115lbs.
My left thigh weighs 115 lbs... she must be a TINY one-seater model!
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My left thigh weighs 115 lbs... she must be a TINY one-seater model!
lol she is pretty small. She wear size 0 in jeans. which makes no sense to me 0 is not a size.
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I've got an 84 model... We've upgraded the headlights. she needs a little suspension work as the right strut gave out recently. I got the title back in 2008 and thankfully not much changed in her oil change intervals. We also picked up 3 mini's along the way
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lol she is pretty small. She wear size 0 in jeans. which makes no sense to me 0 is not a size.
Iíve never worn a size zero... thatís look freakish on my 6í frame

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Do you think our wives would be if they knew we were referring to them as a set of wheels?
Naw, depending on the vehicle, they (my bf included) should be honored...
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I got rid of my '63 model last year. After 26 years it just wasn't as comfortable as I'd like, especially since I could only drive it on rare occasions.

I'm leasing a replacement and even though it's a similar year model the ride is smooth and the driving excitement is much higher. Cushy seats, great headlights and quite the rear bumper too!
I really like that she seems to prefer a firm grip on the steering wheel and a little choke really gets her motor running!
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I've got an 84 model... We've upgraded the headlights. she needs a little suspension work as the right strut gave out recently. I got the title back in 2008 and thankfully not much changed in her oil change intervals. We also picked up 3 mini's along the way
Yeah, after you upgraded your rides headlights I decided to use the same chop shop. I'm happy with the investment. I'm glad we took your referral.
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my wife thought it was hilarious, then asked what my contribution to the thread was...
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Oh, I forgot to ask... What kind of mileage are ya'll getting during and post break-in periods.
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I got rid of my '63 model last year. After 26 years it just wasn't as comfortable as I'd like, especially since I could only drive it on rare occasions.

I'm leasing a replacement and even though it's a similar year model the ride is smooth and the driving excitement is much higher. Cushy seats, great headlights and quite the rear bumper too!
I really like that she seems to prefer a firm grip on the steering wheel and a little choke really gets her motor running!
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I got rid of my '63 model last year. After 26 years it just wasn't as comfortable as I'd like, especially since I could only drive it on rare occasions.

I'm leasing a replacement and even though it's a similar year model the ride is smooth and the driving excitement is much higher. Cushy seats, great headlights and quite the rear bumper too!
I really like that she seems to prefer a firm grip on the steering wheel and a little choke really gets her motor running!
Lol. You just broke the internet.
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