My last new car was a 77 Monte Carlo - 14 years, 230,000 miles.
Wife's last new car was an 83 Corolla - 17 years, ?????? miles.
As a senior citizen I can honestly say I have only spent about $60K total for all the cars I have ever bought. I can write a check for any car I want but who the hell do I have to impress?
As I always say, Smart people need dumb people to buy new cars so there are used cars for smart people to buy.