US: research finds the cars most likely to last 200,000 miles image

According to a new study, US customers that want to buy a vehicle that would then be a good fit to become a legacy for his child and the grandchild, than they would be off to a good start selecting a big truck or SUV.

ISeeCars.com, a website that aggregates millions of used-car sales listings from the US, found out just that in its latest study, in which it took the trouble of analyzing some 30 million listings made from 1981 to 2010 – only selecting the ones that had cars with at least 200,000 miles (322,000 km) under the hood.

The conclusion was something of a US flavor – as it would actually be expected, among the top 12 vehicles it selected, only one was a regular car, which anyway came last – the Honda Accord. The rest of the pack was made of SUV’s and the good ol’ truck. Another interesting aspect, no European car made it on the list.

But, let’s see the big winners. First place was taken by Ford’s F-250 Super Duty (4.3%), followed by its biggest rival, Chevrolet’s Silverado 2500HD (3.6%). The top five pack is completed by three SUV’s – namely Chevrolet’s Suburban (3.6%), the Toyota 4Runner (3.5%) and the Ford Expedition (3%). The biggest automaker here is GM, as seven of the 12 top vehicles belong to one of its brands.