I don't normally unload the 'utility' and/or vacation trip cars we have for several years but I am concerned over our '09 Routan SEL however, as it's had more than its share of troubles in its short almost 2 1/2 year close to 20K lifespan. In all cases, VWoA has made it right, at no cost to us, but it has about 6 months left on the warranty and I can see big bills ahead to fix what shouldn't really fail on many other makes and models (brakes, electronics, etc.). I'm not about to go for an extended warranty, especially on something that will probably drop in value much quicker than the cost of such a warranty -- for others, perhaps that's their plan but I'd like to hear about it. As always, depreciation will be your biggest expense with most cars so trading early versus when the amount of depreciation from year to year levels out but only if the car is relatively reliable enough so you're not calling AAA on trips, etc. The other factor is gas prices, but mostly for our situation it will only be during winter months when we can't swap it for our Miata which stays stored -- we have 3 driver's and 4 cars; the Routan, a '12 Nissan LEAF, an '08 smart fortwo coupe and the '99 Miata (we're out in the rust belt -- Miata is spotless BTW, we're a bit jealous of those living in more moderate climates but it's where my job is). So, to those with an '09 Routan, how long do you plan to keep it or when do you give up on it ??