When we bought our first car it was an old one so it lasted only for 3 years. We had to sell it because it was very inconvenient. Our next car was a 3-year old Honda Civic which was pretty good, elegant and has nice engine. We used that car for 18 years before we sold it. Our reason is not to buy a new car until the one we have serves us good. That also goes with other items like home appliances. When the tv is working well then there is no need to buy a new one.