Cars Last Longer, And Americans Are Buying More Of Them
Cars are lasting longer, thanks in part to automakers designing better-quality vehicles. But Americans are still buying.By Leah Becerra | July 29, 2015
Cars driving on U.S. roads have never been more classic, and by that I mean old.
Consulting company IHS released a report saying, "The combined average age of all light vehicles on the road in the U.S. has climbed slightly to 11.5 years." The firm says this is due to manufacturers making "better quality" vehicles. (Video via DeSoto)
But there's another factor helping drive up the average age of a car: More people are keeping their old clunkers.