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Oldest person you know of to buy a new car

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About a month ago I was browsing the local Pontiac-Buick lot on a Sunday afternoon and I bump into my cousin's girlfriend's mother and her father who is 93. I had met them before at family events. I knew from talking to him before that he liked cars and that he had leased a 2002 Buick Century and when the lease was up in May he was supposed to give the car back and not get another one. It turns out the old guy couldn't go without wheels so he was back on the lot looking for a deal on an 06 and asked me if I would help him look around at different dealers to find him the color / model he liked. He wanted something different from the Century/ Lacrosse and decided on a G6. Long story short a week later him and I on in the salesmens office and he's pulling out in a new G6. Personally I don't think he should even be on the road but I don't make the rules. Hard to beleive this man was born the year after the titanic sank and his first car was a 1938 Ford coupe. Any other classic stories from sales/dealer people out there?

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My mom will probably still be buying cars at 93...she bought a new Navigator last year at 75. My late father bought his last new Town Car at age 78 in '98.

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My neighbour, 85 or 86. Always driven Full-size Chryslers. Got rid of his LHS and he got an 05 300 Limited. They are always black too. I do know of an 82 yr.old woman who bought an 06 Mustang GT. She has always driven the generation of Mustang when it first comes out. She didn't however buy the Mustang II until the King Cobra came out. She had a Torino like the Starsky & Hutch one. She bought the special edition Starsky & Hutch on when it came out and then went to the King Cobra. She is my grandma's friend and has pictures of every car she has owned.

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My grandma (dad's mom), who is 90 now, bought her last new car, 98 grand prix GT four door, at 82. After my grandpa died in the early 70s she always bought pontiacs. She had a 71 Lemans, a 74 Grand Prix, an 81 bonneville, an 85 grand am, a 91 grand prix, and then finally the 98 grand prix. My grandpa (mom's dad) bought his last new vehicle, an 05 Trailblazer, at 79.

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My grandfather, mom's dad, bought his first Chevrolet, a Caprice Classic LS Brougham, new in 1989, at age 83. He was the only one who knew he was sick. He died a few months later.

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I figure if you're old, you may want to enjoy some of the finer things in life, so buying a new car makes sense in that respect.

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My grandfather has been buying nothing but vans as of late. He went from the '91 Trans Sport that he later gave to me as my first car to a '98 Caravan. The sad thing is, that '98 Caravan has less kms on it than my '05 Cobalt.

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Based on past experiences, I would assume a 93 year old would be better off on foot.

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Based on past experiences, I would assume a 93 year old would be better off on foot.

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He won't drive at night and he's having someone drive it down to Florida for him so at least I-87 and I-95 will be a little safer.

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