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Why does it seem like old cars last longer than newer cars?

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"...seem..." is the operative word here. Just at a guess, I would say older cars seem to last longer because they're just that - older. Most of the older cars still around have been kept running through great effort or carefully limited use, somethings that are not readily visible to the non-owner. read more

Sample bias. The cars that have survived (out of the millions built) have lasted longer than newer cars which by definition can't have lasted longer than older cars. Incidentally, older cars certainly weren't more reliable, however, being simpler they were more repairable. read more

But a classic will go up in value. Look at what any 40-year-old car went for 10 years ago and compare it to what it will fetch today. They are better than money in the bank--especially since banks have all but eliminated interest on savings accounts. Reason number three for preferring old cars is styling. read more

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