My car may be 17 years old, but it runs like new despite issues here & there.
My car is a manual 2001 VW, tdi, golf. I have had my car for about 7 years and I love it. When I bought it used, it had 131, 000 miles on it and it now has 236, 000 miles on it and still runs great. Before moving it used to get anywhere between 45 and 50 miles per gallon, but it went down to 35 to 45 after moving to an area with more traffic and need for ac. My car is also the perfect size, runs well, and has a lot of power. Since it is older, I have had issues here and there. In 2016 I had to get the transmission replaced because it kept popping out of gear, but it has run great since. My ac also went out a couple weeks ago, so I have been trying to get that fixed as well. Other than those two things I have had to get my glow plugs and ignition switch replaced. I still wouldn't trade my car and plan to drive it until it has no more life left, but I have hope it will last a while longer.