Vehicles are considered one of the biggest investments a person can make in their lifetime. For one, it can be really costly. When things cost a lot, you want them to last. So, longevity is a crucial determinant whether a buyer would pick a car or not.
Car longevity study
As drivers, we have varying opinions as to how long our cars should last us. Of course, we hope it would go for a long time. If you see car longevity as defined by the number of miles you can rack up on the vehicle before it finally breaks down, then this study is for you.
A website called ISeeCars.com looked for listings of vehicles with at least 200,000 miles on the odometer. They were able to gather and analyze 30 million listings from 1981 to 2010. They found only one car that made it to the top 12 list, and that was a Honda Accord. The rest of the vehicles on the list were either SUVs or pickup trucks. Can you guess which one made it to the top? If you just thought Ford, then you guessed correct! The Ford G-250 Super Duty finished on top with 4.3% of them showing at least 200,000 miles, while the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD took the second spot at 3.6%. ISeeCras.com also said that no European models entered the list.
Will your car last?
Congratulations to Kentucky drivers whose vehicles made it to the list. For those contemplating which type of vehicle to purchase, you might be interested in checking out the entire list. You can find the full list in the "Related" article below.
As a Kentucky Accident Attorney, I can say that apart from the brand features, proper maintenance also plays a major role in ensuring that a car will last. Some drivers love cars so much, that they prefer changing to a newer model quickly. Others prefer to maximize the use of their car and pack in as many miles as they can while it is still in good working condition. Either way, as long as you take care of your car, and it should serve you for many years to come.