Cars average age

  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado used car

    How old is your car? Are you still driving a mid- or late-Nineties model, or maybe one (like us) from model year 2000? You're not alone. The cars on U.S. roads have continued to age, meaning that the average vehicle is now older than at any time since the aftermath of World War 2, when U.S. manufacturing shut down for three years to build armaments. According to research firm R.L. Polk (via TheCarConnection), the average age of a vehicle on the streets is 11.4 years. And that's up from a startling 10.8 years old just last year. Two factors have converged to produce this aging: One is the...

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