Cooley On Cars
Top 5: Most durable carsBrian Cooley lists five cars that will run nearly forever.
[MUSIC] With the average age of cars on US roads now at a record 11.4 years, and by the way, climbing to nearly 12 years old by 2019, we clearly don't have a problem with old cars these days. I'm Brian Cooley, with the top five cars you're likely to be in 12 years for now, cars that run seemingly forever, according to data from RL Polk. Which is basically the Bible of this kind of research. These are cars by the way. I'm taking out trucks and big SUVs which tend to last forever anyway. And that's another video. Number five, the Nissan Maxima. The Max can trace its roots back to the mid-70s, when its father, the Datsun 810, rather gaudily roamed our streets. By the time it got the oddly Roman Maxima name in 1980, it was one of the first Nissan's to use any American parts, namely from General Motors. Number four is the Honda Odyssey. This is quite an achievement because the Odyssey only dates back to 1994, but that Honda reliability has made up for lost. Time in the market. This is where fold flat rear seats were invented, by the way. Most recently, Odyssey's innovations have veered off toward a built-in shop-vac, which I find oddly wonderful. Number three, the Toyota Avalon. I have a secret hunch that if you also ranked cars by average owner age, the Avalon might be number one. It had old-school oddities for a Toyota. Like a front bench seat and a column shifter. Hm. Who is that aimed at? However, your grandparents may have to now shop for a used Crown Vic because the Avalon got all sexed up last year. Dub even tuned one. Number two is the Subaru Legacy. Suby's parent company has roots in busses, train cars, and garbage trucks. I don't believe they know how to make something that breaks. Combine that with the fact that Suby buyer's, for whom something old and worn just fits the look, and you have a tag team. Almost surprised it doesn't add up to number one, except that would mean bumping. The Honda Accord, our number one. When the Accord launched it was a sensation. The question for a year or two wasn't, would you be buying an accord. Simply, how much you were willing to bribe the dealer to allocate you one. The Civic had already established that you'd be getting one tough ride. Only now with room, and great looks borrowed from the classic Scirocco generation one Damn, making myself want one. By the way, the Camry, the best selling car ahead of the Accord. And from the company that most folks equate with durability, wouldn't quite make our list, it would come in at number six. More top five lists await the car lover. Go to CNETOnCars.com and click on top five.