Some of us can last two weeks on a single tank of gas, while others drive hundreds of miles a day and practically know the gas station attendants by name. If you find yourself in the latter group, then you are probably in the market for a car that will run reliably to 200,000 miles and beyond. A new research study from iSeeCars.com could help make your shopping process a bit easier.
According to the study, which evaluated the 13 million used cars sold last year that ranged between 1981 to 2017 models, only 1.3 percent of average vehicles lived long enough to witness 200,000 miles on the odometer. By far, the Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Suburban, and Toyota Sequoia hit 200,000 miles more frequently than any other vehicles on the market.
As Phong Ly, the CEO of iSeeCars.com, explained, “Supersized SUVs are often workhorses for families. They typically transport eight people and usually have significant towing capacity for families who boat or camp.” Based on the research, supersized SUVs are also more durable than their sedan counterparts since they can stay running for so long.
This is especially impressive considering that in the 1960s and 1970s, a car’s odometer usually returned to all zeros after the 99,999 mile mark. Just the idea of driving a car beyond 100,000 miles was considered risky and reckless. All of that has changed now that cars have become more intelligent, and 200,000 is the new 100,000.
Though large SUVs win the prize for making it most often beyond 200,000, certain pickups also deserve credit for their longevity. The Chevy Silverado 1500, the Ford F-150, and the GMC Sierra 1500 are all members of the 200,000 mile club.
“For any consumer looking to buy a used car that will last for the long haul, these vehicles are likely to go the distance successfully. And for current owners of these vehicles who aren’t anxious to buy something new, these cars can keep you out of a car payment for a long time if you choose,” stated Ly.
Of course, all cars need to be maintenanced and repaired at various intervals, so bring your high-mileage vehicle to JB Imports in St. Petersburg, Florida. The ASE certified experts at JB Imports are committed to providing the highest quality service for all of your transportation needs, so that you can make the most of your car, mile after mile. Call (727) 823-5951 to schedule your first appointment at JB Imports, and help your vehicle receive the ultimate mechanical pampering.