The 15 Cars Owners Keep for 15 Years or More
By Julie Blackley
Toyota dominates list, which includes all Japanese automakers with the exception of German Volkswagen
Fourteen of the top 15 cars that owners keep for 15 years or more are Japanese models, according to a new study by iSeeCars.com. A single German import, the Volkswagen Golf, narrowly made the list in the fifteenth spot, while Toyota dominated with nine models including the top-ranked Highlander.
The automotive research firm analyzed over 650,000 cars from the 1981-2002 model years sold in 2017. Fifteen models were at least 1.6 times more likely than average to be kept by the original owners for 15 years or more. Along with nine Toyotas, Honda was the only automaker to earn multiple spots on the list with two. Other manufacturers joining Volkswagen with one model on the list include Acura, Subaru, and Nissan.
Do you own one of these cars? How long have you had it?