Perhaps your personal opinion explains why there are so many Crown Vic's and
Grand Marquis in Florida and Arizona. There are a large percentage of older
folks in those states, that are more highly educated with higher incomes,
who maintain their vehicles better and will be less likely to drive in a way
that will total the vehicle, than the purchaser of many of the small or
midget cars that do not do nearly as well with longevity because they are
more likely to keep them till they, or the car, dies.
I think one reason one may keep their Toyota longer than average new car
buyer, is the average Toyota buyers are older and more likely to be female.
They buy cars like they buy their appliances. They rely on what they read
in magazine like CR etc., rather than real car guys that read magazines like
Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Road and Track etc. ;)
If you think that you are not biased, you are mistaken. In addition, if
you think that Car and Driver has better advice on which cars to buy
than CR, you are also mistaken. ANd in the 2009 C and D ten best, only
two were American brands (Caddy CTS and Corvetter). So, if you are
saying C and D is for real cars guys, then the real car guys are saying
buy from overseas.
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