FS#2865 - Replace vehicle only when it has reached max age

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by W_neun (W_neun) - Sunday, 26 April 2009, 19:01 GMT
Last edited by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Thursday, 17 August 2017, 07:28 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category Vehicles → Autoreplace
Status Closed
Assigned To andythenorth (andythenorth)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I think the autorenew and the autoreplace should be merged into one window, and there should be an option to replace the vehicles only when they have expired. Now if you use autoreplace, the vehicles will be replaced immediately. But let's say you have a 10 year old vehicle, and a a new vehicle has just became available. You get almost no money for selling this old vehicle, and it could do its job for at least another 10 years. So if the new vehicle is just slightly better than the old one, why would you replace your vehicle immediately. It would be waste of money. If you use only autorenew instead, you will buy the old type again when the current vehicle expires. But if you have to spend money on a new vehicle, why would you not buy the newer type. So a third replacing option would be very useful. I found a request for this, but it's from over a year ago, so I wonder whether it's so hard to implement, or just nobody sees this useful enough to work on. I'm not sure that request was understood correctly though, so I decided to post this.

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Closed by  andythenorth (andythenorth)
Thursday, 17 August 2017, 07:28 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:  Near-enough a duplicate of, thanks.