*Do You All Drive New Cars?*

(37 Posts)
djtitmuss Fri 01-Nov-13 11:29:56

My mum said to me (I am a 50 year old man) that mumsnet mums all drive new cars. I said that was rubbish. But you only have What Car reviews...so maybe she is right...??

LIZS Fri 01-Nov-13 11:30:43

haha - no !

kikid Fri 01-Nov-13 11:33:12

jog on jurno smile

Bunbaker Fri 01-Nov-13 11:34:10


djtitmuss Fri 01-Nov-13 11:45:27

My mum is 74 and drives a Golf she hates.

mawbroon Fri 01-Nov-13 11:52:04

Um, no. 03 reg here, so 10 years old!

AKAK81 Fri 01-Nov-13 17:40:49

No and I wouldn't trust a What Car review as far as I could throw it.

The last two cars I've had were brand new when I bought them, but as the last time I bought a car was 8 years ago - I don't think anyone would say I drive a new car.

W reg, which is year 2000 amd not likely to be replaced in near future

No - 2004

mamapants Fri 01-Nov-13 17:57:00

I don't mine is 2001. Cars aren't a priority to me.
Its not costing me lots of money in repairs so its fine.

17leftfeet Fri 01-Nov-13 17:59:41

58 plate here

I do- a new mini

BackforGood Fri 01-Nov-13 18:01:59

Our newer car (out of the 2) is an 07 plate.
the older one was built in the last century.

colleysmill Fri 01-Nov-13 18:02:32

One of my cars is older than you OP wink so your mother is quite incorrect.

However I don't think anyone would particularly be interested in a review of car that the last model rolled off the production line in the late 60s

bzoo Fri 01-Nov-13 18:05:01

63 plate hybrid toyota

PublicEnemyNumeroUno Fri 01-Nov-13 18:08:47

Mines an X reg so about 13 years old?

jaik Sat 02-Nov-13 01:32:56

04, 52, L and F plated cars. .

W and 53 plates here.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sun 03-Nov-13 21:13:21

09 and 60 here. Only just bought the 60 but got the 09 new on a good deal.

lljkk Sat 16-Nov-13 09:50:05

Bought one at 18 months old, closest to new I'll ever get.
My 70yo dad has a really prestigious, well-paid job & career & has only ever bought 2 new cars. He likes Mercedes & BMWs but can't afford them new, either.

My car was new when I bought it 9 years ago.
I will drive it till it dies. If I were to change my car I would only buy the same one so what's the point?

ArgyMargy Sat 16-Nov-13 10:04:29

Yes, new company cars for last 15 years. Changed every 3-4 years.

ConfusedDotty Sat 16-Nov-13 10:10:36

Bit of both. We have an 52 Toyota and a 63 Volvo. Prefer the older one tbh.

mamicar Sat 16-Nov-13 10:23:24

51 plate car. we did have a 04 plate but it was shit to be fair. older cars where built to last grin

Handbagsonnhold Sat 16-Nov-13 10:25:02

06 and 53 overe ere ....well built German ones though ��

My 04 has just passed it's MOT.
Good to go for another year grin

tabulahrasa Sat 16-Nov-13 10:27:34

It was new when I bought it - 5 years ago

member Sat 16-Nov-13 10:27:41

51 plate original focus here - it does well.

Wouldn't buy new because of the depreciation as soon as you drive off the forecourt!

ZombieMonkeyButler Sat 16-Nov-13 10:33:38

V reg, so 13 years old. We also have a second car which is 17 years old.

We've never had a new car. To me, new would be one with the "new" style number plate (AA51 AAA) type rather than the VAAA AAA type grin.

Mine is a focus too member.
I'm off shortly to collect her from the garage. smile

wonkylegs Sat 16-Nov-13 10:40:40

Mine was a new car when I bought it, it was 8 in Sept. It's a bloody brilliant and reliable Yaris and looks like it will only get replaced when I have too many children for the seats.

DrHolmes Sat 16-Nov-13 10:41:13

I do. A new car and my first car! smile

AlexMumsnetCars (MNHQ) Tue 19-Nov-13 13:41:02

Just wanted to point out <hoists bosom> that Mumsnet Cars' 'What Car?' reviews are written specifically for Mumsnet Cars, and all of our Cars pages are edited by an experienced woman motoring journalist with two young children [ie. moi] grin. What's more, every 'What Car?' review gives Mumsnetters the opportunity to leave their own review too - the more the merrier!

LittleSiouxieSue Tue 19-Nov-13 18:17:33

Yes. Every time!

Zedboy Fri 20-Dec-13 08:12:15

New company car every 18 months for last 20 years - guess I've been lucky, but the boss does work me hard!

Amateurish Sun 05-Jan-14 11:55:39

We've got two cars bought from new. These days with the cheap finance, and longer warranties, it can usually make good financial sense compared to used cars. We've got a Kia which was cheap to buy and comes with a 7 year warranty. We will probably keep it for that long. The payments were only £100 a month on the finance (now finished).

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