Monday, August 20, 2012

Americans depend on cars at least 10 years

Vehicles to used cars have parts adhere much more miles on them to their vehicles for a long time before the trade with them these days as the owner.

By Paul A. Eisenstein, TheDetroitBureau
American motorists wait longer than ever to Act in their cars, trucks and crossovers - 10 years or 150,000 miles to the new standard, not the exception, with new after a few reports.

In the golden era of planned obsolescence it was usual, that American new car buyers as often as all two or three years in the trade. Perhaps it was no surprise, as a secondary were quality and reliability to design and automotive a Upsmanship. But as quality and reliability are essential requirements for automakers, consumers feel can that a car is - longer something that has become a requirement, as prices rise and the economy in the recommend device, analysts.

Almost eight in 10 owners will keep now trade, according to a survey of on your car for a decade or longer before the . Meanwhile, a black book survey finds anything but rare in these days are that the majority of the owner not in trade will, until their vehicles have at least 125.00 up to 150,000 miles on the speedometer - 200,000 km part-exchange.

"There is nothing surprising about the economy drive car owners keep their vehicles for longer." "Our data shows this trend of the past three years, but what is most compelling, that more responsibility for car owners, no matter what the economy is doing, has become a habit of embedded" Brian said oats, Vice President of marketing at

The survey among 4,000 vehicle owners by AutoMD found that:

78 Percent plan to keep their current vehicle until it more than 10 years of age 15 percent expect is, that it in the trade at 8 is up 10-year-old 4 percent it in if trade is between 6 and 7 years old 3 percent expect to trade it in if it between between 3 and 5 years old
This is of course bad for an auto industry are fighting back in the showroom as soon as possible and as often as possible to draw customers. But in a sense, the industry has only itself to blame. According to other recent studies, such as the j.d. power and Associates quality initial survey and power vehicle survey, today's products last longer than ever before with fewer problems, reliability require major repairs on the way. Meanwhile, many manufacturers offer now free planned maintenance programmes, while vehicles under warranty.

Where drivers of the past knew that their vehicles in the high age at 100,000 miles have been achieved, see this number only as a milestone show friends today's consumers.

AutoMD the data indicate that 60 percent of the primary vehicles have now more than 100,000 miles on it. And the black book study adds, that most of the vehicles are traded is not until between 125,000 and 150,000 miles, with some owners hanging clock, until the odometer back clicks over 200,000.

"Americans are on their cars keep now longer, and this age vehicle is what is driven as we, seen an increase of new cars sales activity, said Ricky Beggs, black book analyst."

The shift in the attitude of consumers is obvious. While manufacturers place a renewed focus on emotional have is not design, consumers say the toll but give them quality and functionality for looks. The AutoMD study found that 52 percent of drivers say their next purchase of the vehicle in the first place of objectivity be affected. Only 21 percent said that they are more influenced by styling.

47 Percent of the respondents AutoMD asked why they their vehicles are longer, listed in a weak economy. The survey, which allowed drivers, saw more than one response, list check off 44 percent, the fact that they already more cautiously about service and repairs; 37 Percent cited the desire to save money; 28% Mentioned that they were doing their own repairs to the old Jalopy running to keep; and 19 percent pointed out that that take today's cars just longer.

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