30 Jul '15, 1pm

U.S. Vehicles Now Have Average Age Of 11.5 Years (Waste Not, Want Not)

U.S. Vehicles Now Have Average Age Of 11.5 Years (Waste Not, Want Not)

By Stephen Edelstein 430 views Jul 30, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2004 Toyota Prius Enlarge Photo The cars on U.S. roads are older than they've ever been. A recent survey found that the average age of U.S. vehicles is now at a record high of 11.5 years. That means the average passenger car on the road today was built for the 2004 model year--and that there's a long tail of cars stretching well back into the 1990s around you in daily traffic. DON'T MISS: Gas Prices Matter To U.S. Households, But Only Somewhat The statistic comes from research firm IHS Automotive, which supplied a few reasons for increased average car age , according to The Car Connection . One reason is that cars built over the last decade or so are better made than ones made 20 or 30 years ago--a response to consistent consumer calls for increased reliability. Greater electric-car...

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1099351_u-s-vehicles-...

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