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10 Cars Owners Hold on to Longest

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

3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:

Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted Network

Select the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
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Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.

Step 3 Complete my Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
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About The Author

Gregg Fidan 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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