(Closed) What’s your car’s condition?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What's your car's condition?
    I don't have a car. : (5 votes)
    6 %
    It's brand new and I keep it in that condtion. I immediately see scratches/dents. : (12 votes)
    15 %
    It's brand new but I'm not worried about scratches or dents. Ehhh, it happens. : (9 votes)
    11 %
    Not brand new but I try to keep it in very good condition. I'm very protective of it. : (29 votes)
    36 %
    It's in fair condition and I'm not really worried about scratches. It's just a car. : (17 votes)
    21 %
    It's a car. It has 4 wheels and it gets me from point A to point B. Scratches/dents...ehhh whatever : (7 votes)
    9 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    2 %
    I own multiple cars and it depends. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I own a 97′ Dodge. It squeels like a madman when its cold out and the passenger door won’t open from the inside. I don’t have much love for it and wouldn’t really care if it got scatched.

    Post # 4
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    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My car is about 11 years old and has been giving me some problems over the past couple of years. I like it, but I am beginning if I should just get a new car, especially one that is better on gas than my current SUV.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have a POS 94 Camry. I bought it outright so I could give my younger brother my truck as his first vehicle. He is 6’5” so he wouldn’t fit in the Camry and because I am a nice (too nice) big sister, he got my baby. I hate that car and it has scratches/dents all over it. The AC doesn’t work and it doesn’t have power steering…

    Post # 6
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    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Right now she needs a good bath. But with all the cray-cray weather we’ve been having I’ve neglected her terribly.

    My car isn’t BRAND new, but it’s a 2008. I try to keep it clean on the inside (which she is also due for a good cleaning) and the outside as much as possible. I’ll be paying on it for the next 3 and a half years and driving her for a lot longer than that, I need to keep her in tip top shape!  I keep the general maintenance on schedule, and currently I need new brakes and tires. Ugh, that bill will be horendous.

    She gets great gas mileage!

    Post # 7
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    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted for :It’s a car. It has 4 wheels and it gets me from point A to point B. Scratches/dents…ehhh whatever

    but i voted for my Fiance, since I don’t have a car, and he taxi’s me around. 

    but that’s how he treats his car and it drives me crazy!

    Post # 8
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Our car is an ’07 and up until last Thanksgiving it was pretty pristine. We had a little incident that involved a crockpot full of Swedish meatballs flying all over the backseat when Fiance took a turn to sharp. We now refer to said meatballs as “seatballs” whenever I make them. We tried our best to clean it all but it was kind of a disaster. Other than that, our car is in great shape.

    Post # 9
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Darling Husband and I have 2 cars.

    The ’03 Jetta that I’ve had since it was new and I was 16 is in great shape for being 8 years old.  It runs great, has had little maintanence issues, and doesn’t have much in the way of noticable scraches and dents.  Looking at it – I don’t think you’d ever guess it was 8 years old.  I’ve taken good care of it but not to the point of babying it or fearing parking it places because it might get scrached of dented.

    We also have a ’10 Passat that we bought new in December (well basically – it had been a loaner car for the dealership so it had about 5000 miles but no one else had owned it).  Because it is still basically brand new, it is in great shape.  We take care of it the same as the Jetta but don’t baby it or expect that it will never get scrached or dented or anything.

    Post # 10
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    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My car is an 04 Mazda 3 Sport GT.  To me, it still looks brand new when it’s all clean and shiney.  But looking at it closer, it has some door dings and it’s starting to rust near the bottom (damn Calgary wintery roads.)  I just took it in for an oil change last week, and other than needing a new battery, brakes and spark plugs (all still original to the car) the mechanic says it’s in great shape for how old it is/how many km’s is on it.

    Post # 11
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    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t have a car and I don’t regret not owning one either when I look at how much money I’m saving. I also get a lot more exercise by walking many places.

    Post # 12
    Member
    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    My car is a 2003 and I’ve had it just as long (bought it used, 6 months old)…. I love it, but through the years, it has it’s fair share of wear and tear.  I recently had the front bumper redone (badly peeling, chipping, cracking) – getting that fixed makes me FEEL like the car is brand new.

    There’s a spot on the driver’s side, underneath the door where the paint is badly chipped – I think my foot scrapes against it every time I go in – so it looks a little worn… but other than that, I think it looks pretty good!  DH is good about keeping it clean and washed… that make all the difference to me!

    Post # 13
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    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My car’s an ’08 and only has one ding on it- and I was mad when I saw that! I think someone’s grocery cart hit it while I was inside. But I am pretty careful and try to park away from other cars.  I am sick of babying this car though and am seriously considering selling it and getting an older (around ’05 or ’06) SUV or car with better towing capacity that I don’t have to baby. My car can only tow 1000 lbs and I want to get a boat! I like how SUV’s or sportwagons still look good even with dings/scratches. If anyone has any suggestions for an SUV or wagon with decent fuel efficiency and at least 3,000 lb towing capacity let me know!

    Post # 14
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    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have a 2010 Mini Cooper. That car is my baby and I try to keep it in great condition. I have not ever had a car that I really loved and I plan on having this car for a long time so I want to keep it in clean and nice.

    Post # 15
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    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Mine’s an 2009, but absolutely NO scratches or anything. I barely drive it and it gets vacuumed a lot. I just can’t stand dirty cars (like FI’s)

    Post # 16
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    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Technically its almost a year old but I call it NEW! And I notice every little thing on it- I don’t get it fixed though (scratches/dents). I’ve had 2 junker cars. When my old car really got on its last leg (think completely stopping in the middle of traffic, no breaks, smoking engine) I decided to buy a new one! Its the first thing I’ve ever 100% bought on my own by myself that cost that much money. When I got into my first car accident (I was stopped at a light and a car hit me from behind) I started bawling. There was minimal damage but I kept telling the other driver, its NEW!!! 

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