Top Ten Cars That Last The Longest

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Top Ten Cars That Last The Longest

Models Known For Their Durability

Some people purchase cars with the idea that they’ll be selling them within just a few years, while others make the purchase with the idea that they’ll be in it for the long haul. If you’re in the latter category, you will need to be especially prudent in making your purchase decision, since you want to make sure that your new car actually can last for a long time. So, if you’re looking for a long-lasting automobile, keep reading.

The List:

  1. Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback is rugged with its all-wheel drive and is perfect for those who plan to drive it constantly on back roads and “outdoorsy” areas. In fact, it can last over 200,000 miles without any hindrances in performance/repairs being needed.

  1. Acura TL

The Acura TL has been given special attention by Honda due to being part of its luxury lineup. Not only does the car look beautiful and luxurious, but it’s also surprisingly durable. Perhaps one of the main reasons for this is its suspension and handling, which leads to it being quite a smooth drive.

  1. Honda Civic

Next is the Honda Civic. Not surprisingly, considering that the Acura TL is also produced by Honda, it’s neck and neck with it in terms of its long-lasting ability. As a family vehicle, it certainly fits the bill.

  1. Ford Taurus

The Ford Taurus is an exceptionally reliable vehicle that can compete with many of its Japanese model competitors. It goes against the general belief that American cars aren’t as reliable as their Asian counterparts.

  1. Toyota Camry

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This inclusion on the list shouldn’t come as a surprise to many. Toyota has advertised the Camry’s reliability for ages, as have many car magazines. It can easily exceed 200,000 miles in most instances and still run fine. That’s partly why it continues to sell extremely well in the United States.

  1. Nissan Maxima

Despite the Nissan Altima getting more of the attention from the public, the Nissan Maxima is actually the better value when one considers how durable it is. 200,000 miles and more isn’t a problem for this superbly-made Japanese automobile.

  1. Honda Odyssey

As a minivan, it has a family-car reputation, especially for suburban parents. But don’t hold that against it. It’s actually a great vehicle for families because it can last for an extremely long time without needing maintenance. It’s also affordably priced as well. That’s THREE Honda-made vehicles on the list.

  1. Toyota Avalon

This is quite a large sedan. Because of that, it has an unfair reputation that this might affect its durability. However, from a statistical standpoint, it actually been shown to outlast Toyota’s other vehicle on this list, the Camry.

  1. Subaru Legacy

Performing better than the Subaru Outback, it is similarly geared to those who use their automobiles a lot in outdoor settings. It not only arguably looks better than the Outback, but it’s also the better value.

  1. Honda Accord

That’s now FOUR cars made by Honda on this top ten list. What a testament to the company. The Honda Accord is such a great combination of performance, looks, and durability, with its durability being emphasized, that it’s not shocking that it’s also one of Honda’s best sellers.  

Keep in mind that these lists are a bit subjective in that it also dependent on the person who is driving the vehicle. Some people tend to be less rough on cars than others, but regardless, these ten cars will be able to handle more than most!

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, Inc., including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

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