Likewise. It's my wife's car but I still love it and hope I don't lose the enthusiams as years go by. My 2002 Corolla has not had a car washed for years.I am with you. I also favor the notion of a minimalist in life although it is difficult to resist a plethora of modern technologies. With how much miles I drive yearly, the value of my car will be depreciated dramatically. I plan to keep mine for at least 10 years regardless miles.