May, 2012, I bought my used Explorer wirh 22.8 K miles. I haven't hit 29K yet, and this is my daily driver.I hear ya Jerry, I'm done buying new cars. I'm satisfied with what I own and will fix or have fixed what I got and be happy. Being 66 and retired I don't put many miles on them anyway. In fact sometimes I have to look for places to go to put some miles on my Mustang.
When I was employed, I had round trip commutes of 70 miles daily for 17 years, and, for a year and a half, 80 miles.
In this weather, I try to take my Exp and the wife's LS out daily just to keep things running smoothly. The Galaxie and 2003 TBird aren't going to see anything but the inside of my garage and back/forth in my driveway for quite a while.
With my kind of driving now, what I drive is no longer an issue, Blue, red, or black. A Ford or a Chevy will get us to the post office, food store, and doctor's office just fine.
Ten years ago, different story.