Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Want Longevity? Buy a Toyota Vehicle

The 2008 recession left deep marks on the economy and changed how many people — around the Los Angeles metro area and across America — approach our finances and our purchases. One habit that’s stuck with many of us from that time is that lots of people are hanging onto their older vehicles longer. If you bought a Toyota car or SUV from Keyes Toyota in 2007 or earlier, you may well be very thankful right now.

 A recent analysis by TheStreet came to our attention recently. They examined the longest-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs, and found that on average, today’s cars have been on the road for about 11.6 years. Those numbers — especially in the five-year-old category — are expected to grow over the next few years. After all, old habits die hard.

The article calls out nine vehicles with the best longevity as determined by the study. Four of them were Toyota products:

    Toyota 4Runner
    Toyota Avalon
    Toyota Sequoia
    Toyota Land Cruiser

We can draw a few lessons from this. If you already own a Toyota model, you’ve probably already noticed their reliability. Keep coming in for regular Toyota service near Los Angeles, since that’s the single biggest determinant in how long your vehicle will last.

It’s good news for pre-owned car buyers too. Toyota vehicles hold their value longer because they keep working longer.

It’s also great news for anyone who wants a new Toyota vehicle. After all, the Toyota Motor Corporation, like its competitors, wants people to buy new cars. That means continually updating, redesigning, refreshing, and adding new features, all in hopes of enticing someone away from their old car and into a new one. That’s at least part of the logic behind the company’s decision to make TSS (Toyota Safety Sense) standard on all new models from model year 2018 forward.

Whether you’re looking for a new car or figuring out how to get another decade out of your old one, visit 5855 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, CA and Keyes Toyota today.


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