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
|Rank||Vehicle||Avg Time Kept|
|1||Toyota Land Cruiser||10.6 years|
|2||Porsche Boxster||9.9 years|
|3||Ford Expedition||9.0 years|
|4||Mercedes Benz SLK||9.0 years|
|5||Ford Explorer||8.9 years|
|6||Toyota Sequoia||8.9 years|
|7||Chevrolet Corvette||8.8 years|
|8||Toyota Avalon||8.8 years|
|9||Toyota 4Runner||8.8 years|
|10||Audi TT||8.8 years|
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