Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I tend to fall in love with my vehicles. And just like people in my life I won't trade them in unless they disappoint me. LOL!

May 16, 2018 07:27 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

7 years is my "I'd like a new car" date, then I typically keep it another 1-2 years. It takes me that long to find one!

May 16, 2018 05:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My cars are leased and I get a new one every 36 months, but typically Honda calls me sooner and trades out for a new lease because my mileage is low and they want to sell my car. In the corporate world, I had a company car. I've never owned a car that I drove till the wheels fall off.

May 16, 2018 05:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends on the circumstances,  the opportunities and any particular plans.  It depends,  Paul --- I can't recall ever driving/ owning a vehicle to or close to the point of oblivion. 

May 16, 2018 03:43 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I kept my last car for five years and then purchased a new one. The last one came with five years of free servicing (except tires) and I knew things were starting to go and repairs would be expensive which is why I got rid of it. Plus it wasn't practical for my career choice. 


May 16, 2018 03:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I drive until the wheels fall off Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 

May 16, 2018 08:29 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

My first new car was a Camaro, kept that in great shape for 20 years. I do have a 12 plus year old car in my stable now and it is in near mint condition. No set date, I just buy quality and take good care of wheels falling off over here!

May 16, 2018 07:33 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I drove my last Acura until the clear coat started to peel.  

May 16, 2018 05:45 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Used to want to get out and move on before 50,000 miles. Now no limit. Well maybe short of the wheels falling off!

May 16, 2018 05:31 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I get a new car every two years while the mileage low enough.

May 16, 2018 05:22 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Neither - when I need a new car I get one. Have never driven a car till the wheels fall off

May 16, 2018 05:12 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Until the wheels fall off lately. I get great gas mileage still & I consider it the 'dog car' which means no buyers.

May 16, 2018 05:12 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like to get a new car every 2-3 years and most often before 60k miles as that is when everything starts to wear out

May 16, 2018 04:58 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I now keep them a lot longer then when I was young.

May 16, 2018 06:50 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Your car is often your first impression.  Trade it in before the wheels fall off, please.

May 16, 2018 06:01 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

My last vehicle had 160K plus.  The one I'm driving now has less than 3K.  I suspect I'll drive it for another 8-9 years before I start looking for a new one.

May 16, 2018 05:10 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Are those the only two options?

May 16, 2018 05:04 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Get attached the longer a car is around. Read a Neil Young book over vacation about the cars in his life and he saw them as old souls need repurposing and to repair, to let them live in their original glory again. His first car for the band was Mort, a 1953 Pontiac hearse, a 1950's Buick Roadmaster hearse, etc. Special Deluxe is the book's title.

May 16, 2018 03:44 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

About 50,000 or every 4-5 years whichever comes first!

May 16, 2018 06:14 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I loved my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee.... I had the whole front end replaced and refurbished it.... kept it for 17 years.... everyone thought it was new.... I always had 2 vehicles so this one was just for winter....only had 85,000 miles on it...

if I like a vehicle, I'll keep it or trade it up for a new one of the same model.... love my BMW hardtop convertible 430ix.... I'll buy another one in 4 years....

May 16, 2018 08:54 AM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I like to buy and hold and get my money's worth. If it looks okay and gets me from A to B, I am good. I don't like car payments. I bought one car brand new and am still driving it 12 years later (and plan to for as long as I can) but will not buy another brand new car as they depreciate so fast. 

May 16, 2018 08:49 AM
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Im frugal... til the wheels fall off , then have hubby figure out how to put them  on again!

May 16, 2018 07:37 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I take good care of my cars and they last 10 years or more... and still look new. When maintentance issues start eating dollars, I get something new. Right now I have an '06 Toyota Sienna and an '08 Ford Taurus.  They both run (and look) great but I'll probably be replacing the van within the next year just because I want some of the newer technology.  I may even sell the car and get back to one vehicle. 

May 16, 2018 07:05 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My average ownership is 8 years, it's more needs change than anything. I have owned trucks, vans, hot rods, 3 different Lexus models for real estate. I've never thought about it much, seems to be just when needs change.

May 16, 2018 06:44 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I do the same thing as Nina Hollander does. I have a new car every 2nd year or so.

May 16, 2018 06:44 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I don't have a set rule, I buy a new car when the mood strikes!

May 16, 2018 06:37 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

100,000 miles starts me looking for a replacement 

May 16, 2018 06:26 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I drive it until it is starting to give me issues or I get really tired of it.

May 16, 2018 06:04 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As I do most of my own maintenance, it will be when it stops running on its own!

May 16, 2018 06:02 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

The former.  thankfully, I'm driving as much and can do more work from home now.

May 16, 2018 04:09 AM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

I do drive until my wheels fall off however if it gives issues beyond the cost of the car I will trade or move up. Unfortunately, my last one was totaled in an accident but I would not have traded that car for years.

May 16, 2018 03:03 AM
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

I intend keep my van until my balls fall off.

May 16, 2018 05:18 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I used to drive a Ford Explorer.  It was about 10 years old and I was fine with it, but clients seemed to think it meant I wasn't successful. 

I bought a used Lexus sedan and drove it for lots of years.  It was around 10 years old and I had no immediate plans to replace it, but a drunk guy changed that when he slammed into it and totaled it. 

After that, I bought a two year old Lexus SUV.  I'll probably keep it for a good, long while.


May 16, 2018 11:03 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Over the years I have had a few unreliable cars that I was glad to trade. Now I wait until the time is right, like two weeks ago. Why? I got tired of hubby complaining about my car.  Now, both of us are happy with our Cadillac XT5.

May 16, 2018 10:59 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I change at about 200,000 miles.

May 16, 2018 10:42 AM
Paul Weese
Colorado Group Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs Broker and Outdoor Enthusiast

I have two cars- one for real estate and one for adventure, which I drive until either it falls apart, my kids need a car, or my wife tells me to get rid of it.

May 16, 2018 07:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We switch cars every 3 years or sooner.  We do not drive them into the ground.  We take great care of our car.  A

May 16, 2018 07:34 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We used to trade in our cars after 7 years.  Now it is more like every 4.

May 16, 2018 07:33 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Till the wheels fall off.

May 16, 2018 06:48 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

When things start going wrong with my car, I start car shopping. I don't have time to deal with an unreliable car. My last vehicle I had 10 years with no major problems.

May 16, 2018 03:02 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

I won't exceed 100k on a vehicle. I cover a larger area. Can't take a chance of breaking down. About every 3 years has been my practice. 

May 16, 2018 01:50 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Clients see our cars far more often than they see our office, and I can understand why some agents change cars frequently. Clients like to see successful realtors driving status symbols.  We're far more environmentally minded and money conscious - our cars are getting old and we won't replace them until we have to.

May 16, 2018 01:40 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

not until the wheels fall of but when my mechanic starts spending more time under the hood than I do driving it.

May 16, 2018 11:30 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Paul, I am shooting for 300,000 miles or 25 years.  Old Red has almost 224,000 miles right now and she has plenty of life left.  Those Tacoma engines are indestructible!

May 16, 2018 11:16 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If you change the oil and do the maintenance you can break mileage records

May 16, 2018 11:12 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


May 16, 2018 07:51 AM
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Both of my cars are new now. I sell my cars when my cpa tells me to do so.

May 16, 2018 10:09 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I buy quality and keep it in pristine like new condition. I tend to keep them for many years. 

May 16, 2018 02:31 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I rent for 2-3 years and always have a new car. 

May 16, 2018 10:50 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - it is somewhere in-between when I get the new car.

May 16, 2018 09:45 PM
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I try to maintain it well and keep it for as long as feasible. Usually between 200k to 250k. unfortunately by then the outside looks better than the inside...

May 16, 2018 09:12 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

We do leases only. 

Maybe, one day I'll buy a car forever and ever...

Nov 30, 2018 06:32 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Nope, lease only for 3 years and again new one.

Nov 30, 2018 06:12 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

You have many goals in mind when considering whether keeping a vehicle or selling it.  Is the car presentable to your clientele and not too old even if shiny?? ha.  Are repairs constant or is maintenance typical.  If the car is financed and paid off and is recent enough and well kept then you would probably hang on to it. I have never set a milage number on any of the cars I've owned to trigger a sale or trade in.  Some older models you can pass off as a classic owner too if kept really well.  The new luxury imports are being flagged for over complicated electrical and guidance systems (the new 7 Series Bimmer is in the top ten worst luxury vehicles).  Mercedes's S series is a good buy used btw as the body has been changed very slightly.  Until they revamp the body most people do not look close enough to tell which year you are driving.

Jun 14, 2018 10:08 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I'm still driving my 2006 Red Hummer.  It looks great, is unique and has been paid off for 9 years.  I have put down $1,000 on a Tesla 3.  Let's see if I go through with that purchase.

May 18, 2018 11:20 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My business car is leased, so at the end of the lease.  The other car I don't drive many miles.  The last one I had for 18 years.

May 18, 2018 02:34 PM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

My Volvo X-Country gave up the ghost at 186,000. I could have done the work but the expenses of the old horse were adding up. I sold it to my mechanic. I then bought an Infiniti X37 and love it. Hauls tail and has all wheel drive plus the interior is gorgeous. My cocker loves it too! I had to buy one of those Orvis rea seat blankets to save the leather! M clients always ask me about my dog. I couldn't figure how they knew I had a dog because I remove the blanket when I show property. One told me, look at your windows. My dogs cute little nose and hanging tongue was all over the interior's windows! Ooops! 

May 17, 2018 11:56 AM