This morning we sold our 1994 Saturn SL1. We bought it with 12 miles on it and as of this morning it had 232,491 miles on it. I think we got our money's worth. Did I mention that it still had its original clutch?!
Like so many decisions we make every day, the decision to sell came down to a simple matter of dollars and cents. While it has been downright convenient to have three cars (check out The Parable of the Spare Car for the back story) for the most part one of the cars just sat in the driveway.
Also, in the 10 months since we bought the spare car, Jim started carpooling to work. This, combined with the cost to insure an extra car, gave us ample reason to cut the third car free.
Some, like my 13 and 14 year old daughters, would argue that we should have kept the Saturn with the thought of giving it to our daughters to use when they got their licenses. Although it felt like the Saturn would run forever, I'm not sure the original clutch would hold up teaching not one but two new drivers on it!