15 cars, which often possess 15 years
What cars longer most comfortable with.
Each of us would like to buy the high-quality and reliable car to own it as long as possible. But, alas, this is not always possible. First, all cars are different. You will not believe, even different cars of the same model. Some drivers, by the way, claim that each car has its own soul. But really, this is from the mythology. Today we will speak about how to choose one of the most reliable and profitable cars.
What for you is the reliability of the car? For some, perhaps this is the maximum service life. For some people, the frequency of various breakdowns and the number of mandatory technical inspections and planned replacement of consumables. For others, the quality and reliability of the machine are only in the stability of body corrosion. In this case, many believe that the main machine hardware, and everything else is repairable.
In General, each of us has their own criteria for assessments of the quality and reliability of the cars. But for many of us the main thing in any car is not only reliable (that is, the potential resource of the machine), and its cost of ownership. This is a very important factor that affects the decision about buying the car, and the desire to own a car as long as possible. Because you know someone will need a reliable and quality machine, if the cost of ownership will be prohibitive for the family budget? In this case, quality and reliability, of course, sidelined.
But how do you know what kind of car would meet the criteria of reliability, quality and profitable car in the process of ownership? Here you can go two ways.
The first option is to get bogged down in the various forums on the web, studying the opinions of car owners. The second option – many statistics and studies that conduct a variety of large organizations. And I must admit that both options deserve attention. Because then their results are simply averaged, in order to choose a reliable vehicle that meets the price/quality. Fortunately, with the reviews online we were all good.
You can spend hours to study reviews of any cars on various sites and forums. Unfortunately, with regards to various statistics and studies on our market things like virtually none. There are of course several analytical agencies, which periodically try to publish a variety of reports. But they do not reflect, as a rule, the very essence and do not have the detailed data. Can not be said about foreign online services where for a long time there data for many cars.
For example, recently the website iSeeCars.com conducted an interesting study in which find out what cars people own 15 years and more in the USA. Agree, very interesting report as this measure directly indicates the reliability, quality and cost of auto maintenance. You know that if the car broke down often and it’d cost a pretty penny, people would not use so long time car.
To compile this report, analysts analyzed more than 650,000 cars, which were produced from 1981 to 2002 and sold in 2017. In the end, analysts have made the TOP 15 cars that motorists in the United States possess more than 15 years.
You will not believe it, but the ratings were 9 models of Toyota and 2 Honda car. Can you imagine 15 cars that are owned for the longest time, 11 cars of Japanese brands! You understand that accidents in this can not be. This clearly proves even ardent skeptics that Japanese cars are the most reliable and high quality. In addition, Japanese cars are amazing value and quality, and optimal cost of ownership. That is why many motorists often makes no sense to change Japanese cars.
Here is a table from this study:
Top 15 cars owned a minimum of 15 years
% Of owners who own the car 15 years from the total number of vehicle ownership
How many times more own a car than the market average
The average for all cars
I must admit that for many market participants this study was not unexpected, as the Japanese auto industry has always been ahead of the when it comes to quality and reliability. The fact that, for example, in the Toyota for a long time there are special quality standards of output. Not far behind it and Honda, which has long surprised motorists worldwide for its reliable and high quality cars. So it is not surprising that the report 11 cars with a 15-year period of ownership belong to the Japanese car industry.
By the way, please note that the final Top is the only German Volkswagen Golf, which people often possess more than 15 years. And for good reason. This hatchback is really to meet many standards of quality and reliability, which is necessary for all motorists. Moreover, this car is quite cheap to maintain, but also economical. And that’s not all. Despite its small size, this car, considered by many to be very practical in comparison with their competitors. That is why in USA a lot of people don’t want to get rid of this car and have owned it for 15 years and even more.
By the way, here a similar study in General, the brands represented in the U.S. market. In this table you can see what kind of cars are generally owned by car enthusiasts living in America the longest.
% Of owners who own a car
15 years of the total number of vehicle ownership
What time I once more own
car than the market average
The average for all cars
And what have we?
Someone will say, what are we this America? We give the Russian realities. Just want to note that without the foreign experts, we still can not do. Yes, all countries have different economic situation. But in General, the reliability and quality vehicles in all countries approximately the same. Yes, the conditions of operation of vehicles in different countries, of course, vary. So, a well-known fact that, for example, the quality engine oil and other fluids in Germany is higher than in Russia. The same can be said about the quality of fuel and roads.
Also differ in terms of owning a car in the United States. But overall rating, which we published above, still shows the picture of reliability and quality of the Japanese automobile industry. To argue about the quality of Japanese cars is probably meaningless.
It has long been an established fact – that Russia Japanese cars survive the longest.
Nevertheless, the Russian market is, of course, the specifics of car ownership 15 years or more. Of course, often in a rating of cars that are owned in Russia more than 15 years, are domestic cars.
The top spot in this list is Avtobazovskaya classic: VAZ-2101, VAZ-2106, VAZ-2107, VAZ-2105. Including long own and front-wheel drive VAZ-2108, VAZ-2109, VAZ-21099, VAZ-2112, 2113, 2114, 2115, etc.
Don’t forget about the old Russian Volga, who still rolled on the roads of Russia as if nothing had happened. And who said Russian cars unreliable? To be honest, Yes, of course, with the Japanese automotive industry the Russian car can’t match. But, you know, what is the advantage of Russian cars? Their low cost of repair and maintenance. This fact makes hundreds of thousands of people to own old Russian cars. And 15 years is not the limit.
But what is most interesting, this period of ownership in our market is typical not only for domestic cars. We also have long appreciated the unsurpassed quality and reliability of Japanese cars. As a result, in Russia the roads are operated by a huge number of old Japanese cars. Most car companies Toyota and Honda. On the third place in popularity are Mazda and Subaru.
Sorry, we didn’t find on the Russian market some common and structured analytical materials to own cars for 15 years. Why can’t you provide a similar table. However, if you take on the popularity of old cars that are owned for more than 15 years, then, of course, in the first place this Russian cars. Next are Toyota cars (Camry, Corolla, Land Cruiser).