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Cars That Owners Keep a Long Time

December 17, 2015

BankRate.com recently released a list of the 10 models that owners tend to keep for at least 10 years. The study looked at 2005 model year vehicles that were sold between January 1, 2015, to July 30, 2015, to see which ones owners held on to the longest. Vehicles that owners kept -- sometimes 1.7 times longer than the average -- were fully dominated by Honda and Toyota. See the full list below.

If you're considering purchasing any of these vehicles, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle, RydeShopper and CarsDirect to get the best price from local dealers.

Vehicle% of Original Owners Keeping Car for 10 YearsTimes More Likely to be Held by Owner for 10 Years Compared with Avg
Honda CR-V28.6%2.1
Toyota Prius28.5%2.1
Toyota RAV-428.2%2.1
Toyota Highlander26.5%2
Honda Odyssey25.6%1.9
Toyota Sienna25.4%1.9
Toyota Camry24.4%1.8
Toyota Avalon23.8%1.8
Honda Pilot23.3%1.7
Honda Element23.1%1.7

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, RydeShopper, and CarsDirect are the best way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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