Clue me in, Oppo - what is your personal automotive purchase strategy, especially when you are purchasing on an as-need basis (as opposed to picking up a project/toy/weekend car)?

Do you buy a car with the intent of owning as long as possible, driving it until repairs become impossible/extremely cost prohibitive? That’s been my tactic since I bought my first car.

But lately, I’m wondering if it’s not more beneficial to purchase a vehicle with an intended exit date - “I will only own this car for two years, then trade it in.” Anyone do this regularly?

Got another strategy that you use?

Something practical for your time: