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Old 01-09-2019, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by freq View Post
But don't some of them have Honda motors?

edit: It was just the Vue.
And just the Vue Redline at that, I believe. Man, that was weird.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:11 PM
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I see lots of old domestics on the road, although there was a certain era of domestics that seem to be on the rusty side of things. The surprising part of this list for me was that not a single domestic full size pickup made the list. You see people drive old Silverados and F150's forever, but I guess fewer must make it to the 15 year threshold with a single owner.

The car I am shocked to still see running around is the old original Saturn plastic bodied cars. I still see lots of them and they have to have hundreds of thousands of miles on them by now.
we have plenty of those Saturns as well. I guess best part of those is minimal rusting but most have holes in the fenders/ doors etc like Tupperware after they get brittle. But surprisingly these Old cars run and run and run.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:15 PM
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Bunch of appliance cars, no surprise.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:32 AM
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People keep their washing machine for years, but swap to the newest phone every year. I think part of the way to look at it as, is those people that look like cars as appliances vs those that look at them as fashion items.

People may not keep their BMW as long, but those cars are still on the road - they just have a longer list of previous owners. Other cars, like a Dodge Neon, you'd be hard pressed to find operating because they weren't built to last.

Looking at this 2018 study - https://www.iseecars.com/cars-kept-longest-2018-study

Honda, Toyota, Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Jeep, all on that list...
iSeeCars Length of Ownership for Popular CarsRankModel# Years of Ownership (Avg.)1Ford Explorer8.42Honda Accord8.33Toyota Camry8.14Toyota Highlander7.95Toyota Corolla7.86Jeep Grand Cherokee7.87Honda Civic7.68Honda CR-V7.69Ram Ram Pickup 15007.410Chevrolet Silverado 15007.4
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Things like iPhones and the like are still working in the Planned Obsolesce mode like the US car market in the 1950s and early 1960s where "major" changes were made every year even if it was only a few body panels. I'm on my third iPhone not because the first two stopped working as mobile phones but because the firmware no longer supported the "essential" non-phone functions I'd grown to use frequently. Few ads for phones even refer to their use as mobile phones and all the cellular companies seem to advertise is deals on -- wait for it -- new phones if you sign up with their service.

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