Longest-Owned Vehicles from Basil Cars

Longest-Owned Vehicles from Basil Cars
Vehicle dependability and longevity are two critical components considered by most new car shoppers when making their next purchasing decision. Choosing a model with an established track record for long-term quality is a great way to lower ownership costs while simultaneously boosting your confidence and peace of mind. Therefore, it’s only logical for buyers to favor models that typically spend less time in the shop for unexpected repairs and expensive maintenance services. Basil Family Dealerships has created this useful reference guide that names some of our top picks for vehicles that are owned the longest. Let’s begin!

iSeeCars Longevity Study

Cars Kept the Longest Study – iSeeCars.com

Car search engine iSeeCars.com carefully evaluated and analyzed the average length of ownership among new cars. In total, over 660,000 1981-2005 model year cars and their original owners were surveyed to determine the models that were kept for at least 15 years. Of all vehicles, the percentage of cars kept for 15 or more years by their original owners is 6.1%. Let’s find out which models from Basil Family Dealerships are the longest-owned in the iSeeCars.com survey.


Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

% 15+-Year-Old Cars Kept by Original Owners – 13.7%

Starting at $24,525 MSRP

Vehicle dependability and longevity are two critical components considered by most new car shoppers when making their next purchasing decision. Choosing a model with an established track record for long-term quality is a great way to lower ownership costs while simultaneously boosting your confidence and peace of mind. Therefore, it’s only logical for buyers to favor models that typically spend less time in the shop for unexpected repairs and expensive maintenance services. Basil Family Dealerships has created this useful reference guide that names some of our top picks for vehicles that are owned the longest. Let’s begin!

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GMC Canyon

GMC Canyon

% 15+-Year-Old Trucks Kept by Original Owners – 7.6%

Starting at $26,800 MSRP

Whether it’s for work, play, or a combination of both – a long-lasting midsize pickup truck can prove to be a valuable tool. With 7.6% of original owners holding on to their trucks for 15 or more years, the GMC Canyon receives a prominent mention on the iSeeCars.com survey. The Canyon offers a unique combination of proven performance, efficient fuel economy figures, and a more easily-maneuverable size that’s a refreshing alternative to a full-size truck. Given all of these advantages, it’s easy to see why the GMC Canyon remains a popular choice.

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Ford F-150

Ford F-150

% 15+-Year-Old Trucks Kept by Original Owners – 5.1%

Starting at $29,290 MSRP

As one of the most recognizable nameplates in automotive history, it’s no surprise to see the proven Ford F-150 make an appearance on this list. With 5.1% of its owners holding onto their trucks for 15 years or more, the F-150 is a mainstay in terms of reliability and capable performance. Whether you choose the efficient EcoBoost turbo V6 or the iconic 5.0L V8 engine, the F-150 has a comprehensive list of trim levels, cab and bed configurations, innovative tech features, and class-leading safety features that have made it America’s best-selling full-size pickup truck for decades.

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Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

% 15+-Year-Old Cars Kept by Original Owners – 4.3%

Starting at $60,900 MSRP

It’s easy to understand how sports car owners grow attached to their cars. Earning a top 5 mention in the Sports Car category is the legendary Chevrolet Corvette. While today’s Corvette features an exhilarating mid-engine layout, prior generations delivered the same adrenaline-pumping performance that made it an icon all across the globe. Featuring a competitive cost of ownership and timeless styling, Corvette owners typically hold onto their vehicles longer than most.

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