Forum Register TCG Mobile Casino Live Posting Feed Garage Arcade Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   The Chicago Garage > The Garage > Auto News Today

User Tag List

Like Tree38Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-28-2019, 11:27 AM   #1
Plz place 3,000 kudos here. kthx
 
N20GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Crown point, IN
Posts: 46,095
Casino cash: $137093389
9.81 per day
Default Average age of vehicles in US hits 11.8 years

I find this very surprising given the high vehicle sales over the past few years (~17m units/year) combined with slowing sales currently.

You'd think there would have been at least 1-2 years in there where the average age dropped, but it didn't.


https://www.autonews.com/automakers-...hits-118-years
__________________
N20GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 11:37 AM   #2
5.0 ftw
 
LikeABauce302's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South suburbs
Posts: 1,546
Casino cash: $10909850
0.72 per day
Default

I don't believe it. I rarely see anything on the roads older than 2010.
__________________
-Matt

2012 Mustang Boss 302 #1700 of 3249
1990 Mustang 5.0 LX Hatchback
1988 Mustang 5.0 GT
LikeABauce302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 11:56 AM   #3
 
Aircal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Countryside
Posts: 3,613
Casino cash: $10952638
0.93 per day
Default

In my household we have a 08, a 07 two 04s and two 01s. That doesn't count my
2 classics
__________________
People who are not sensitive to design, people who don't care about vehicles, people who view a vehicle as an appliance, they just default to Toyota. We will never win that one." Bob Lutz

1973 Thunderbird, 1980 Pontiac Trans Am, 2004 Acura TL, 2007 Pontiac G6 Convt.
Aircal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:04 PM   #4
 
Pressure Ratio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 15,791
Casino cash: $80164076
3.16 per day
Default

I don't own anything newer than 2009. Doing my part to keep the old scrap on the roads!
Pressure Ratio is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:04 PM   #5
4 cams
 
95SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MI
Posts: 2,180
Casino cash: $25577700
0.46 per day
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LikeABauce302 View Post
I don't believe it. I rarely see anything on the roads older than 2010.
I'd say is more of the location where we live , this shitty midwest weather is hard on cars . If you go South or West there is still decent amount of older cars out there
__________________
Mexico Blue 2017 R8 V10+
Red 2015 R35 BE -FBO E85 -gone
Satin Black 03 Cobra - F1A ,CCW,E85-gone
TORCH RED 96GT -4V ,2.2KB ,CCW's,T56 -gone
95SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:04 PM   #6
gypsy is a whore!
 
dun4791's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: What ain't no country I ever heard of
Posts: 2,883
Casino cash: $10915300
0.51 per day
Default

Not surprising to me. I drive a 17 year old car every day to work. Even putting a couple grand into it makes more sense than buying a new car and then getting it scratched, dented, and run into. And are people really “buying” new cars or financing them?

My vehicle average age is 9.125

Just lots of rich people on here con
OffshoreDrilling, N20GT and DEEZUZ like this.
__________________
2007 silver Honda Prius 03 Cobra killer
637 fwhp
572 fwtq
11.97 @ 122

Quote:
Originally Posted by ExplorerThis View Post
Thats right!!! Another one on my side...once you go z06 you don't go back
dun4791 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:05 PM   #7
Plz place 3,000 kudos here. kthx
 
N20GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Crown point, IN
Posts: 46,095
Casino cash: $137093389
9.81 per day
Default

Including the bike, my average vehicle age is exactly 2 years. Lol.

ES Plebs!
Blood on Blood likes this.
N20GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:08 PM   #8
 
Pressure Ratio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 15,791
Casino cash: $80164076
3.16 per day
Default

New vehicles, big house, second big house being built...Conrad da pimp.
Blood on Blood and DEEZUZ like this.
Pressure Ratio is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:09 PM   #9
Plz place 3,000 kudos here. kthx
 
N20GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Crown point, IN
Posts: 46,095
Casino cash: $137093389
9.81 per day
Default

11.8 year old average is just nuts to me. 225 million drivers in the USA, 17 million new vehicles pear year. I wonder what the average number of vehicles per driver is.
N20GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:10 PM   #10
gypsy is a whore!
 
dun4791's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: What ain't no country I ever heard of
Posts: 2,883
Casino cash: $10915300
0.51 per day
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by N20GT View Post
Including the bike, my average vehicle age is exactly 2 years. Lol.

ES Plebs!
If you add in my bikes the average age goes to 11.6, was just including the 8 cars before
dun4791 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:10 PM   #11
Plz place 3,000 kudos here. kthx
 
N20GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Crown point, IN
Posts: 46,095
Casino cash: $137093389
9.81 per day
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pressure Ratio View Post
New vehicles, big house, second big house being built...Conrad da pimp.
Yaok the parts in your porsche cost more than my truck is worth
N20GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:10 PM   #12
Plz place 3,000 kudos here. kthx
 
N20GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Crown point, IN
Posts: 46,095
Casino cash: $137093389
9.81 per day
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dun4791 View Post
If you add in my bikes the average age goes to 11.6, was just including the 8 cars before
8 cars
N20GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:11 PM   #13
I'm not one of your 'shit-hole' buddies!
 
blakbearddelite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: South Elgin, IL
Posts: 24,457
Casino cash: $12240504
5.56 per day
Default

I saw a Cutlass Ciera a few weeks ago and had a flashback of high school. I think I see more 60's GTO's on the road than I do Ciera's.
cmntmxr57 likes this.
__________________
2015 Mustang GT - KB2.8 and other goodies
2015 Infiniti Q50
blakbearddelite is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:12 PM   #14
TCGs Far Right Leader
 
Chester Copperpot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Shithole, IL
Posts: 29,070
Casino cash: $6567400
8.66 per day
Default

Megan has a 18 year old Jeep. My truck is 5 years old.

So average vehicle age is ~12 years in my house.

Makes sense.
Chester Copperpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:13 PM   #15
TCGs Far Right Leader
 
Chester Copperpot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Shithole, IL
Posts: 29,070
Casino cash: $6567400
8.66 per day
Default

Seems most people have a daily/kids car/pile of shit and then a newer vehicle.
OffshoreDrilling likes this.
Chester Copperpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:14 PM   #16
Plz place 3,000 kudos here. kthx
 
N20GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Crown point, IN
Posts: 46,095
Casino cash: $137093389
9.81 per day
Default

263.6 million vehicles in the US, and vehicle sales over the last 4 years have been 17m/year. That would mean 26% of the vehicles on the road are 4 or fewer years old, not factoring in cars totaled out

How the hell do we get to 11.8 years from that...must be a LOT of early 90's heaps out there
N20GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:18 PM   #17
 
BADAZZTEALCOBRA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Streamwood
Posts: 20,072
Casino cash: $53407698
4.88 per day
Default

My three combine into an average 15 years old....


8 years old average if you take just the running ones.
BADAZZTEALCOBRA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:28 PM   #18
. .
 
boostedguy05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 20,531
Casino cash: $23053000
6.55 per day
Default

9.5 average for me.

25.6 for my parents. but only 15 if you count cars that have moved in the past 20 years.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
You're either a barely functioning idiot or you're a brilliant genius. I must study you.
boostedguy05 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:28 PM   #19
gypsy is a whore!
 
dun4791's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: What ain't no country I ever heard of
Posts: 2,883
Casino cash: $10915300
0.51 per day
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by N20GT View Post
8 cars
Just keep having babies, and also come to the conclusion used they aren’t worth shit anyway so you just keep them.
N20GT likes this.
dun4791 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 12:37 PM   #20
I eat dirt
 
ilikemtb999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 68,404
Casino cash: $30188000
15.97 per day
Default

I think that’s just a rust belt thing. Plenty of old not rusty things here that are just used as vehicles. 60/70’s c10’s used as work trucks all year long, vw beetles all over, and weirdly a lot of corvairs.
__________________
85 blazer.........turbo, 1 ton axles, some stuff
70 Buick GS.......resurrection in progress
10 Tahoe SSV lowered Baja edition
14 Caprice PPV woop woop
ilikemtb999 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 01:16 PM   #21
 
Kensington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 7,450
Casino cash: $37070500
10.61 per day
Default

Average for cars currently in our household is 8.5

I guess technically though the average is 12 years old, but the one from 2000 is in shop/storage so I guess doesn't count currently
Kensington is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 01:20 PM   #22
I'm not one of your 'shit-hole' buddies!
 
blakbearddelite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: South Elgin, IL
Posts: 24,457
Casino cash: $12240504
5.56 per day
Default

We're at about 3.5 years for our three. But going back to 2015, we were at almost 10.
blakbearddelite is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 01:41 PM   #23
Escrow shortage crew
 
DEEZUZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NWI
Posts: 42,905
Casino cash: $97493001
11.03 per day
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by N20GT View Post
11.8 year old average is just nuts to me. 225 million drivers in the USA, 17 million new vehicles pear year. I wonder what the average number of vehicles per driver is.
What's my average.

1987
2005
2002
N20GT likes this.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.bu View Post
I had a girl like that once. Everytime I put my hand down her pants, it felt like feeding oats to a horse.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle View Post
THIS IS TCG, DOES IT LOOK LIKE WE CARE WHAT IT COSTS!??!?!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mook View Post
That's a nice dick.


DEEZUZ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 01:49 PM   #24
 
Kensington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 7,450
Casino cash: $37070500
10.61 per day
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DEEZUZ View Post
What's my average.

1987
2005
2002
Elementary math here...

32+14+17=63

63 total years divided by three cars is 21 years
DEEZUZ likes this.
Kensington is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2019, 02:05 PM   #25
Plz place 3,000 kudos here. kthx
 
N20GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Crown point, IN
Posts: 46,095
Casino cash: $137093389
9.81 per day
Default

If @DEEZUZ would scrap the gtp and diesel, and part out the iroc, the national average would drop to 11.6
DEEZUZ likes this.
N20GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.6 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
no new posts