When buying a new car, most consumers are looking for a car that is safe and reliable – a car that can go the distance all while giving the owner little to no mechanical issues. Most of us would love to find a car that can make it to 200,000 without giving us too much of a headache. According to The Department of Transportation, Americans put an average of 13,476 miles on our cars each year and the average amount paid on a vehicle is $30,000, so we can see why so many people want their car to go the distance.
Which car you buy has a huge impact on whether or not you will make it to 200,000 miles. We have discovered that most high mileage cars are not luxury, as most of us would expect they would be. Out of all the available models, we have decided on which ones have the greatest likelihood of making it to 200,000 miles. Our list consists of 5 Toyotas and 5 Hondas, which says a lot about both of these manufacturers. These 10 vehicles are the champs of staying on the road. Here are your list of options if you want the best of the best: Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Highlander, Honda Odyssey Minivan, Honda Pilot, Honda Accord (4-cylinder), Honda CR-V and the Honda Civic Sedan.
Overall reliability of cars nowadays is extraordinary. By sticking to these ten options, you’re greatly increasing your likelihood of making it to 200,000 miles but there are also a few other tips that will help these vehicles last even longer. First and foremost, maintenance plays a huge role in the life of a vehicle. Taking care of your car with routine oil changes and standard upkeep will really go a long way. As an owner, you should take care of minor problems as they occur, keep your car clean, follow your maintenance schedule.
Moral of the story – take the time to pick a car that is safe and reliable and that can go the distance. It will be more beneficial than buying a car you have to spend massive amounts of money fixing just for it to make it where these cars can go without it.
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Last modified: April 27, 2016