The average age of vehicles on the road has “aged” from 10.6 years in 2010 to 10.8 years as a result of the bad economy, according to USA Today. We rarely think of a car’s age, but this study shows us that for every new car there’s a 20-year-old tried and true vehicle making it happen on the roads.
The article explains that the average car age in 1995 was only 8.4. What has happened in the last 15 years? Apparently we’ve adapted to the economy by staying in our old junkers and off of new car lots. With gas projecting to be $4 per gallon by summer, it seems driving out old cars into the ground isn’t the worst option.
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