When it comes to new cars are you a "buy and hold" customer?
There are certain models of new automobiles that Chattanoogans often keep more than twice the national average of about 7 years.
In Chattanooga, here are the cars with the highest 15-year-plus retention rates, according to the website iSeeCars.com.
1. Toyota Camry, 17.2%*
2. Honda Odyssey, 12.6%
3. Ford Mustang, 10.8%
4. Toyota Corolla, 8.1%
5. Jeep Wrangler, 7.5%
*(Percent of 15-plus-year-old cars of this model kept by original owners.)
Nationally, four of the Top 5 vehicles people are most likely to keep 15-plus years are Toyota products. In order, they are the Highlander, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra. In fifth position was the Subaru Forester.
The findings are from a study commissioned by iSeeCars that analyzed over 350,000 car transactions to see which are most likely to be kept by owners for 15 years or more.