The Cars People Keep For 15 Years

Among new car buyers, which models are kept the longest? It's an odd question, as I thought anyone who could buy a new car would buy another in a few years. But there are people who buy a brand-new vehicle and like it enough to keep it for years and years. According to the research by ISeeCars, Toyota is the brand of vehicle most likely to last 15 years or more. 

The automotive research firm analyzed over 650,000 cars from the 1981-2002 model years sold in 2017. Fifteen models were at least 1.6 times more likely than average to be kept by the original owners for 15 years or more. Along with nine Toyotas, Honda was the only automaker to earn multiple spots on the list with two. Other manufacturers joining Volkswagen with one model on the list include Acura, Subaru, and Nissan.

As you can see from the chart, the highest ratio of keepers is still less than 20%, so we can still find used Toyotas on the market. -via Jalopnik


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