The ten cars that owners keep for ten years or more

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  1. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    No surprise here, Honda's, Subaru's and Toyota's cover the the ten longest owned vehicles.

    Ten years is a considerable amount of time, especially for personal relationships. The average marriage in the U.S. lasts just 8.8 years, and that’s a long-term commitment compared to the rapport we have with our rides. The typical American motorist holds onto a new car for 6.5 years, according to IHS Automotive. With the average new vehicle now selling for $35,309 (according to Kelley Blue Book) and auto financing now extending to as long as eight years, it’s easy to see why initial ownership is up from an average 4.3 years back in 2006.
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Marriage : 19 yrs
    89 Civic Si : 14 yrs
    97 Civic LX : 16 yrs
    97 Civic Dx : 17 yrs
    81 Mazda GLC Sport : 8 yrs ( I got bored )
    I'm shooting for ten years / 225K miles on the 2015 Prius.
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    1990 Suburban: 2 years.
    1996 Civic: 13 years
    2009 Fit: 4 years and counting

    Family 2004 Odyssey: 10 years

    Marriage: 15 and counting :D

    Thanks Edwin! That was fun.
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  4. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    87 Volvo 745 Turbo 22 years
    97 Volvo 960 current 12 1/2 years
    10 Prius current 8 years, 69.5K on it now.

    I'm hoping for at least 125K out of the Prius or 15 years.
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  5. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Hmm ... Including time owned by other family members:
    '54 Chevy 150: 18½ years (last 2 by me)
    '72 Subaru DL: 11 (first 9 by me)
    '81 Mazda GLC L: 34
    '11 Toyota Prius II: 3 and counting.
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  6. My record is the last Silverado - 6 years and a couple months. But buying it new and putting 393,000 miles on it - it's more like 15+ years in normal driver mileage. Kinda like saying 'in dog beers I only had 4'.

    Work vans averaged 3 years.
    Volt was 3 years.
    Sierra 1 year and counting, no plans to replace any time soon.

    Shoot, I've had cars I only kept 6 days
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  7. ksstathead

    ksstathead Moderator

    Marriage approaching 30 yrs & counting

    77 Chevy Silverado 3/4 ton 4 yrs
    82 Chevy Celebrity 5 yrs
    90 Toyota Camry 13 yrs
    94 Chrysler Town & Country minivan 6 years
    00 Honda CR-V 13 yrs
    93 Acura sedan 1 yr (bought used)
    03 Toyota Tacoma 6 yrs
    08 Honda Fit 4 yrs
    10 Toyota Prius 8 yrs & counting
    13 Nissan Leaf 3 yrs & counting
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  8. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    2002 Acura RSX base automatic 15 years
    1994 Honda 750 VFR 19 years
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I wish I still had my 1993 VFR750. 1000+ miles in one day ! Which included SIX stops fop gas. Average highway speed ? Don't ask.
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I wish I had had the VFR750. Instead I had a Kawasaki Ninja 600 before graduating to a Kawasaki Concours (sport/touring bike). Gave up riding for Mom.
  11. Jocko

    Jocko Active Member

    1st Marriage 35 years
    2nd Marriage 10 years and counting.
    1985 Vauxhall Carlton 7 years
    1992 Vauxhall Cavalier 10 years
    2001 Volvo S40 9 years
    2006 Honda Jazz 1 year and counting.
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  12. RoweK

    RoweK New Member

    Marriage: 10 years
    1991 Honda Concerto: 13 years
    2004 Toyota Avensis: 7 years
    Looking for 2013 Honda Accord
  13. basjoos

    basjoos Well-Known Member

    Marriage 29 years
    92 Honda Civic 25 years
    97 Ford f150 17 years
    02 Honda odyssey 15 years
  14. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Oh boy I shouldn't get into this but I will anyway.

    Marriage: 6 years
    Echo: that's complicated. 5 years for me but her parents bought it new in 2000. So is that 5 years or 17?
    Mustang Convertible: 17 years (didn't even have my license yet)

    And that's letting aside a lot of other cars...

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