When purchasing a new car, all drivers want to know that their investment is going to be worthwhile and that their new vehicle will last for many years to come. The last thing anyone wants is for major issues to pop up shortly after pulling off the lot.
Fortunately, there are a number of cars on the market, many of which have been around for decades, that have earned a reputation for longevity and reliability.
If you’re looking for a family minivan that will stand up against wear and tear, consider buying a Honda Odyssey. The van was first produced in 1994 and has been known for its longevity for decades. At a base price of $30,965 and a 3.5-liter V6 engine that reaches up to 280HP, it’s a smart choice for a family car. With plenty of room in the back for all the kids, dogs included, it’s known to be a great option and investment.
The Ford Expedition also made the list, a car that first debuted in 1997. Ford has tinkered with the formula in recent years but currently reflecting the F-150, this car is well worth the investment. The Ford Expeditions have been known to last over 10 years just with regular maintenance. With a twin-turbo V6 engine, it can reach 400HP but does start at a price of $52,985.
Toyota is well-known for having several different vehicles that last for a long time. The Toyota Corolla is a simple model but it probably landed on this list largely because of that. It has relied heavily on “what works,” and because of it, has quite the reputation for being a long-lasting car. You can likely get to the 200,000-mile mark before you’d start to see significant issues.
The Honda Civic has always been referred to as dependable and that’s why many people have chosen it time and time again. It’s a simple model and is often compared, in fact, with the Toyota Corolla discussed above. You can also purchase a hybrid Honda Civic although it is rumored to not be quite as reliable as the non-hybrid from a longevity standpoint.