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    Longest lasting cars on the road

    I came across this article today. Not only does Porsche consistently rank at or near the top in fewest reliability issues, now this. Good thing I got rid of my Lada when I did!





    Longest-lasting cars

    The proportion of passenger cars 11 to 15 years old still in use averages 60.6 per cent across the industry but varies widely among manufacturers. The latest numbers from 2006, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants with data from R.L. Polk Canada:

    Porsche 98.7%

    Volvo 87.2%

    Lexus 83.8%

    BMW 83.6%

    Mercedes-Benz 82.6%

    Jaguar 81.4%

    Toyota 78.2%

    Audi 76.5%

    Honda 76.5%

    Acura 75.9%

    Cadillac 74.6%

    Lincoln 72.8%

    Saab 72.2%

    Saturn 69.2%

    Buick 68.8%

    Chrysler 68.8%

    Oldsmobile 67.2%

    Infiniti 65.8%

    Mazda 64.8%

    Volkswagen 63.1%

    Nissan 61.0%

    Subaru 59.1%

    Mercury 54.9%

    Dodge 54.6%

    Pontiac 53.6%

    Ford 53.6%

    Plymouth 52.5%

    Eagle 51.6%

    Chevrolet 48.6%

    Hyundai 32.8%

    Suzuki 30.8%

    Isuzu 19.8%

    Lada 5.1%

    Industry Average 60.6

    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

    Well for all of us who though of buying a Lada one day this is giving me some second thoughts...

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    Those figures can't be right. Worldwide, most Ladas currently on the road were built before the fall of the Wall. If not under Brezhnev.

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    Very interesting, thanks!

    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

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    JoeRockhead said:
    I came across this article today. Not only does Porsche consistently rank at or near the top in fewest reliability issues, now this. Good thing I got rid of my Lada when I did!





    Longest-lasting cars

    The proportion of passenger cars 11 to 15 years old still in use averages 60.6 per cent across the industry but varies widely among manufacturers. The latest numbers from 2006, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants with data from R.L. Polk Canada:

    Porsche 98.7%

    Industry Average 60.6




    That would suggest that of all Porsches sold 11 to 15 years ago in the market surveyed only 1.3% have been scrapped or otherwise taken off the road. Even if you think of Porsches as being very robust and "repairable", that figure seems to be extremely low.

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    A friend of mine has had an Acura NSX for the last 12 years, bought it with 18K on the odometer and now has over 120k miles on it. No mechanical breakdowns what so ever. Oil changes and routine maintenance only. Still has original clutch and he drives it hard! I'd say that's pretty impressive for a sports car, well, it's a Honda after all.

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    Very steep drop off after Porsche - to #2 Volvo. Almost 10 times as many Volvos are no longer on the road (percentage wise)!

    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

    I don't see Ferrari and Lamborghini on that list, I would imagine most of those are still around too.

    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

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    PHC1 said:
    I don't see Ferrari and Lamborghini on that list, I would imagine most of those are still around too.



    Naa, those are in the garages and that doesn't count

    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

    Does this % cars that were taken out of the road for non-reability issues? (e.g. totalling the car, stolen and dumped in a lake or any combination). If it does 98% is amazing figure...

    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

    Maybe someone should email this list to Porsche.

    They are selling the Carrera by including recycling info in the brochure.



    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

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    MMD said:
    Maybe someone should email this list to Porsche.

    They are selling the Carrera by including recycling info in the brochure.





    Any time now Nick's going to tell us that Porsche is misleading consumers by actively "selling" the recyclability of its products when in fact the cars are never junked anyway.

    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

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    fritz said:
    Any time now Nick's going to tell us that Porsche is misleading consumers by actively "selling" the recyclability of its products when in fact the cars are never junked anyway.



    ROFL Nick has taught us his logic (more like dialectics) quite well

    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

    Are those data for Canada alone or all of North America?

    Jim

    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

    Jaguar at #6? That's all I need for "reasonable doubt."

    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

    Now I'm waiting for Porsche to use this line... "You never really own a Porsche, you just look after it for the next generation...". OK, OK, I suppose Patek Phillipe would sue them...

    Re: Longest lasting cars on the road

    A very reassuring thread to read

    One of the antidotes to worrying about depreciation is to simply keep the car a long time. It certainly can last that long. After all, what's the point of buying a car and selling it just after the maximum rate of depreciation is past so that some later buyer can enjoy low cost motoring? Better IMO to benefit from that lower cost period of ownership oneself.

     
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