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10 Cars Owners Hold on to Longest

May 18, 2017

An interesting compilation to check out this week from Forbes - a list of cars that owners hold onto the longest, suggesting these are the vehicles owners are happiest with.

The typical car is held onto for an average of 7.3 years. The vehicles on this list are held onto for at least 8.8 years, with the Toyota Land Cruiser coming in at #1 with an average ownership length of 10.6 years.

Check out the full ranking below

RankVehicleAvg Time Kept
1Toyota Land Cruiser10.6 years
2Porsche Boxster9.9 years
3Ford Expedition9.0 years
4Mercedes Benz SLK9.0 years
5Ford Explorer8.9 years
6Toyota Sequoia8.9 years
7Chevrolet Corvette8.8 years
8Toyota Avalon8.8 years
9Toyota 4Runner8.8 years
10Audi TT8.8 years

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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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