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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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12th Anniversary with my '98 ES

This week I clocked 12 years of continuous ownership since the day I drove it off the lot. Originally under $25K out the door. I did not finance the car, so my ownership cost to-date is $174 per month -- and declining monthly.

The dealership is long gone, but the car and I are still around. I think the Trep has aged a bit more gracefully than me. 177,000 miles. On my 2nd set of spark plugs and my 4th set of tires. Original transmission. Replaced the a/c components, radiator, timing belt, water pump. Never had a break-down other than maybe a dead battery. [Oh, and the time I had the radiator leak and had to stop to get it fixed.] Only one small accident where my daughter got rear-ended by an F-450....the other driver's insurance paid $2,000 and I got the trunk fixed for half that.

I don't do major repairs myself, but I would like to thank all the posters here for the info that has helped me avoid getting ripped off and to do the small stuff myself.

I know a lot of you here have higher mileage Treps. Anyone own a 2nd generation longer?


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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 09:12 PM
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Congrats!! Glad to see she's lasted this long and still going strong... +1 for the LH Car!!
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Great post! I wish I could say the same things for mine, you have a great pedigree.
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it is very good to see another LH still on its orginal owner and still going strong. i hope i can say the same for mine when it becomes 12 years old. heres to you and 12 more years with the car!!!
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 06:56 AM
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Woo hoo! Love to hear these kinds of stories... Hope mine holds up as well as yours!
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Love to hear one owner stories!

I know of a 1 owner 74 cuda that the guy picked up at the factory!
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and she's still looking beautiful!
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Love to hear one owner stories!

I know of a 1 owner 74 cuda that the guy picked up at the factory!
why wasent i born earlyer
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hope mine lasts that long. so far she isnt aging well
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Mine made it to 160, when the 2.7 finally went.
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currently at 97,000 do just broken it but seems the previous owner jerry-rigged it and I keep having to replace so much. Just replaced the steering rack last weekend.
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