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02-23-2013 05:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question

One of my wife’s friends just bought/traded for a new car! Nothing unusual about that in itself but this was the fourth time this year. So she asked how many cars have they owned since they have been married and she responded that in 47 years they have owned 147 cars or 3.12/year

In the same amount of time, we have owned 16 or 0.29/year

So how many cars per year have you owned!

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 06:26 AM

well since 1995 i have owned 6 or 0.35 a year.

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 10:14 AM

48 years, 17 cars and trucks, .35/year. But, in the course of that I drove one VW bus for 17 years.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 11:39 AM

Five before I was married, 13 since. Over 47 years, that’s .38/year. I’ve got 17 years on my current truck and 2 years on the car.

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 11:42 AM

I’m 60 now and bought my first car when I was 18. I’ve owned 41vehicles which includes 27 cars, 6 pickups, and 4 vans. In order, they are

1960 Anglia (English Ford) station wagon
1962 Chevy Corvair Monza 4-door
1964 Buick Skylark
1964 Trimuph Spitfire
1967 VW type 3 fastback
1950 Chevy pickup
1937 Chrysler Royal
1964 Corvette convertible
1970 Corvette T-tops
1974 Camaro
1967 Chevy Van
1969 Ford Country Squire station wagon
1969 VW type 3 fastback
1938 Buick Special
1966 Ford F150 pickup
1970 Datsun B210 station wagon
1973 Chrysler Lebarron
1975 Ford Van custom
1982 Ford Thunderbird
1967 Chevy Impalla
1976 Toyota Celica
1979 BMW R100RS motorcycle
1974 Toyota Corolla hatchback coupe
1984 Toyota Camry
1986 Mazda B2000 pickup
1988 Jeep Cherokee
1973 VW Beetle
1987 Chevy Impalla
1991 GMC 1500 stepside pickup
1992 Chevy Corsica
1990 Dodge Caravan
1993 Ford Winstar van
1982 Suzuki GS1000 motorcycle
1985 Honda Goldwing 1200 motorcycle
1992 Honda Goldwing 1500 motorcycle
2001 Honda Goldwing 1800 motorcycle
1997 Ford Tarus station wagon
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2005 Dodge 1500 pickup
2000 Ford Ranger pickup
1993 Honda Accord

(The 2 Corvettes I owned at the same time. That was back at the time I got married 1974. )

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 03:01 PM

13 cars in 33 years. .39/year.

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 03:18 PM

I probably bought a car every 3 years until 1993. But since then, I have only had two cars. I had a Saab Griffin (a limited edition Turbo 9000) for 10 yrs, and since then I have been driving a Honda Odyssey van. If I ever buy another car, it will be a van. I am seduced by the ability to carry large loads and a large number of people. One caveat, we own two cars at our vacation house, one a used Suburu and the other a new Toyota Sienna. We really like the vans.

For a woodworker, the vans have a lot going for them….......like carrying new power tools from the Grizzly Headquarters in Bellingham 30 miles away from our vacation house…............(-:

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 03:35 PM

in 14 years of being married we’ve owned 10 cars,jeep and trucks so 1.4 a year.
when i was younger i would buy a truck and drive it a year and normally make a few dollars.now i don’t want to risk it guess cause i’m getting old.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 03:44 PM

Im 38 and have owned 4 cars, the one my dad gave to me after I left college, the new one I bought a year later, and now the car and truck I own now. So 0.3 per year since I was 25.

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 03:44 PM

9 since ‘78. That works out to 0.26 per year.

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 03:57 PM

It’s funny how guys can’t remember half the things their wife tells them, but they can remember everything about every car they’ve ever owned.

In 27 years of driving, I’ve owned 9 cars. That’s .33 per year.

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ChuckV

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 03:59 PM

Only 5 in 36 years – 0.139 per year.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 03:59 PM

Wow… I must be one cheap son-of-a-gun.

Not counting my wife’s cars, or kids’ cars, I have personally owned and driven only 7 vehicles since I received my first one (a used Mustang II) as a high school graduation gift in 1976. That’s 0.19 per year. Do I win?????

Even throwing in the wife and kids, I can only come up with 11 vehicles in 37 years.

Edit: I see ChuckV is cheaper than me!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 02-23-2013 04:04 PM

I got you Charlie. And I was counting my wife’s cars. Without that, it’s just 3 in 36 – 0.083.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#14 posted 02-23-2013 04:28 PM

18 personal cars since 1970 ... . in my driveway today sits a Lexus, Mercury and Toyota.

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#15 posted 02-23-2013 04:34 PM

43 years old

Bought my first vehicle at 26
Second at 29
First minivan at 33
Second minivan at 39

4 vehicles in 17 years = .24/year

I think the win goes to Chuck!

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