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Car Buyers Are Keeping Certain Cars For Longer Periods of Time

» Posted August 20, 2018Resources | Share This Post

Many car owners want to buy a vehicle and drive it for as long as possible so they do not waste money on transportation costs. This is why it can be so frustrating when you buy a new car and the vehicle turns out to have serious defects. Under these circumstances, a California lemon law attorney can provide you with assistance exploring your options for pursuing a remedy.

The good news is, there are some cars that do tend to be pretty reliable for owners and that owners typically hang onto for a long time. In fact, just recently, The Drive reported on the ten longest kept cars when purchased new.

The 10 Vehicles That Car Owners Keep the Longest After Buying Them New

According to The Drive, the ten vehicles car owners tend to keep for the longest period of time after buying the cars new include:

  • Honda Odyssey minivan: Car owners tend to own this car for an average of 8.3 years, which is longer than the new car average of
  • Ford Taurus: This vehicle is one of three sedans that's on the list of the 10 longest owned cars, and it is one of three Fords on the list. Car owners tend to keep it for 8.3 years, the same as the Honda Odyssey.
  • Honda Accord: This car is one of the country's most popular and vehicle owners tend to keep it for around 8.3 years.
  • Chevrolet Suburban: This vehicle is popular for its large capacity and large towing size. It's kept for an average of 8.4 years, but is still the lowest-ranking 7-seater SUV on the list of longest kept cars.
  • Ford Explorer: Motorists tend to keep this car for around 8.4 years.
  • Toyota Avalon: This car is generally kept by motorists for 8.6 years, making it the fifth longest-kept new car.
  • Toyota 4Runner: The 4Runner is one of the oldest of the three-row SUVs on the market as it's been in production since August 2009. Owners generally tend to keep the car for around 8.8 years.
  • Toyota Sequoia: This is a bigger Toyota model than the 4Runner and motorists tend to keep it slightly longer, for around 8.9 years.
  • Chevrolet Corvette: This is a break from the family cars on the list, and motorists generally keep it for around nine years.
  • Ford Expedition: This car is the winner of the longest-owned vehicle, with motorists keeping it for around nine years. It's also a three-row SUV, and is based on a best-selling line of pickup trucks which helps to drive its popularity.

While buying a car with a reputation for reliability and longevity can decrease the chances that you will have serious problems with the car, this doesn't guarantee that you won't end up with a lemon vehicle that has lots of defects. If you purchase a new car and have repeated problems with the vehicle, you should contact a California lemon law attorney for help pursuing an appropriate legal remedy as soon as possible.


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