Car? What car?
Brand spanking new
Less than 1 years old
1 year old
2 year old
3 years old
4 years old
5 years old
6 years old
7 years old
8+ years old
The average age of a car in the USA is currently 10.8 years according to this link: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan...autos-20120117
Apparently, that's a record.
I guess the economy is forcing people to hold on to their cars longer.
Mine is 7.5 years young with only 49K miles on it. Stil has plenty of life in her !
when you consider the average price of a car or SUV, you have to own them longer in order to recover what you paid for them. Quality is better so they last longer.
The wife's shopping trolley is 2 years old and my bush bashing, boat towing Landcruiser is 8 years old. I don't buy new, only 2nd hand and drive them into the ground. I had my last car for 12 years and it had done 380,000kms when I bought it. I rebuillt the motor and gearbox and put another 250,000km on it. Bargain!
I have a 02 Mercedes that I bought new, and I just bought a 09 Toyota Highlander that was in storage for one and a half years and had only 17,000 miles on it. Got very lucky.
I've got a 2000 Ford Explorer with 129,000 miles on the clock. Still running strong.
1989 Jeep Wrangler YJ, so its a solid 23 years old. Had 40K miles when I got it this year. Dont see the point of buying brand new.
New car designs are suck lately. I don't know what thye did with the new Accord but is is ugly. The 2006 and up Civic's are a great design, they should have done something similar.
My car is a 2004 with 96k. I LOVE my toyota Is a bit heavy on gas, which blows, but its paid off so that old car payment can pay for a lot of gas. Though, I've REALLY been considering a ford fusion. I've rented a car twice, and both times they gave me ford fusions and I've been impressed. Ford's really turned around.
I had a 1989 Cadillac Deville up until last October. I sold it after the front two doors stopped working and then my keys would not unlock any of the doors and I got locked out. A lot of problems with that car but it was nice. I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix now. Aside from some strange minor issues I'm happy with it.
2004 Infiniti g35 sedan-112,000 miles on it. Works great as long as you service it regularly.
2003 Honda Civic with 92k on her. Running strong!
My truck is timeless, your mere-mortal sense of time measurement means nothing to my beast of wheel, steel, and diesel fuel. G'day sir.