My husband and I hold onto our cars as long as we can. My SUV is five years old and my husband’s van is seven. We had the previous van twelve years before finally taking it to the dump when the repair costs got to be more than it was worth. Luckily my husband is handy at working on cars so we can hold onto them longer than most people.
Back before the recession it was common for people to turn their cars in for new ones every four years, sometimes two. Nowadays people are holding onto their cars longer because they can’t afford to replace them as frequently.
If you think we’re crazy for holding onto our cars for ten years or longer you’ll be amazed at how many miles this guy has driven his Volvo.