Toyota Pickups Rank Among Longest-Kept Vehicles

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Ever wonder which vehicles are being kept the longest? Not surprisingly, several pickup trucks are among the top 15 vehicles that owners keep the longest.

According to a recent study of long-lasting vehicles conducted by iSeecars.com, the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma make the list along with the Nissan Frontier.

How did they rank? The Frontier took 14th place, with 11 percent of its owners keeping the mid-size pickup 15 years or more. The Tacoma took eighth place, with 12.4 percent of its owners keeping it at least 15 years. And the Tundra ranked the highest among pickups in third place, with 15.7 percent of owners keeping the full-size pickup at least 15 years.

The automotive research firm looked at more than 650,000 vehicles from model-years 1981 to 2002 sold in 2017. Of the top 15 vehicles, nine were Toyotas, which also took the top five spots and eight of the top 10. The survey also calculated that the Tundra is more than twice as likely to be kept longer than the average vehicle, while the Tacoma is 1.8 times more likely.

Other pickups that owners keep for at least 15 years include the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (8.4 percent), GMC Sierra 1500 (7.4 percent), Ram 1500 (6.3 percent) and Ford F-150 (6.3 percent).

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The average Toyota pickups I see on the street are practical, basic trucks.

Both of these trucks have scored well on CR for a long time. Not a surprising survey result, all things considered.

I would look it this a bit differently. People who do not keep their trucks this long, what is the reason? For example, Ford was at 6% of owners who keep their trucks 15 years. Is this because, they keep changing their trucks, and offering new things, so buyers like this and then trade up? Or does it have to do with other factors?

-CT

How long before the Toyota haters (like the liberals and dumb celebrities after the State the Union) will come on here and spew their typical hate?

After buying our current home, I had to adjust to the newer Tacoma's because of their room and cargo capacity to support our new home.

For now my 2010 Tacoma 4x4 is serving as my long-term Tacoma that I will keep as long as I can. It has the 2.7 liter reliable engine and that sweet 5-speed manual, I will never give it up.

I have yet to do any unscheduled maintenance at 57,000 miles and counting!

I have so many mods as a result of not spending on maintenance, because my 2010 is my expedition off-roader that has more capabilities than a Raptor or Power Wagon off-road with a much lower price overall.

My 2016 Tacoma 4x4 serves as my daily driver. That will get traded in when the new 4-cylinder arrives in the next few years and I will get max trade in value that Colorado owners could only dream of.

This survey is legit. A owner still has his first generation Tacoma in his driveway while driving a newer Tundra. They just do not die if you take care of these Tacoma's, and that is why they are so hard to get rid of. A solid and reliable truck is a hard find these days!

Is this because, they keep changing their trucks, and offering new things, so buyers like this and then trade up? Or does it have to do with other factors?

-CT

Posted by: crunchtime | Jan 31, 2018 8:39:35 AM

It's because of other factors. Over time, the Ford become a money pit. 6.0 & 6.4 powerpits, 5.4 gaspit, fires, etc.

NOTICE WHERE THE FORD JUNK IS POSITIONED
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

how long before someone turns this Political. Oxi.

GMSRGREAT- I would say its the other way around, the reason I do not keep mine that long has nothing to do with reliability, but more in the sense that I like technology and new things, so this article has a flaw. But if you read into it, it looks like the reason Gm owners keep theirs longer is due to nothing new ever comes out, hence why I still have my 07. Also the reason I am looking for a new one now, it took GM this long for me to say, hey look a new truck.

-CT

I may have still had my Taco if the frame had not rusted so bad you could stick a screw driver through it...and I live where they do not salt roads, snow what is snow... if my hearing was better I probably could have heard it rusting..

oxi a 2010 with 50,000 miles, hardly driven, there would be no reason for on any vehicle to have anything outside of normal service to be done.

I think most people who hang on to their vehicles for a really long time,(oxi 7 years is not long) are retired old codgers, others like me what the latest and greatest engineering and techs stuff in their vehicle. Tundra's and Taco's are just old school, old codger trucks, reliable but old school...

I see a ton of the first gen Tundras around, they are are the only pickups of this that have rust free bodies here in Ohio.

My Silverado is 15 years old ( I bought new in 03 ) with 300000 miles on it and don't plan on buying a new one as it is in incredible shape.
There is a reason for Toyota being higher, is the Tundras and Tacomas don't change much in 10 to 15 years so no need to buy one. Look at there 5.7 liter no changes in 11 years in performance.

@John
I'm in Ohio too so that's false

If you add GMC and Chevrolet together it makes 15.8%, Toyota was 15.7%, must be a reliability/quality, thing, ford and ram 6.3%

GMSRGREAT- I would say its the other way around, the reason I do not keep mine that long has nothing to do with reliability, but more in the sense that I like technology and new things, so this article has a flaw. But if you read into it, it looks like the reason Gm owners keep theirs longer is due to nothing new ever comes out, hence why I still have my 07. Also the reason I am looking for a new one now, it took GM this long for me to say, hey look a new truck.

-CT


Posted by: crunchtime | Jan 31, 2018 9:17:50 AM

right......

I had my last Yukon 14 years. It had 275000 miles on it. Absolutely minimal maintenance to keep it going.

My yuke had integrated running boards so the rust was never a factor under the doors. Vehicle still had no rust after 14 years and I live in the upper midwest where salt eats them up.

My wife had been discussing getting an xl for a while but being paid for and not breaking down I hung onto it for a few more years. When the power steering pump failed at 275k, and I started hearing what was some rear pinion bearing noise, I decided to trade it in.

It absolutely is about a vehicle nickeling and diming you when they are that old. If you kept it long enough to pay for it, you will dump it when it needs too much repair work.

Just because you lease on every 3 years and dump it because you want a better backup camera doesn't make you wrong, it just means you have no basis for this.

I think the numbers are spot on based on the vehicles I see on the road up here.

Lots of old Toyota's. A lot of 90's GM full size trucks.

90's Fords and Rams are almost a unicorn at this point. I would actually go so far as to say their are more 90's Rams around here than the fords from that era.

I bet the idiot who post under my username doesn’t know this!!!! Para ya con tus putadas y ten huevos y usa tu nombre putito. this is the real chingon and I never wouldn’t say anything bad about the number one truck in America and counting and FORD FOR LIFE HATERS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

@ crunchtime: what kind of technology would GM have to offer for you to want to trade up?

Could it be that a lot of younger people don't buy, they lease and when 3 yr lease is up they get new one. Most younger in our family and friends do that.

I bought a 95.5 Tacoma, the first year they came out, drove it for over 200,000 miles and then gave it to my son for his first car. Still does not use oil, has had only regular wear items replaced and the way its going it looks like it has another 100,000 miles left in it. I now drive a 3500 GMC that's great but there is no way I think it will last the same.

Not only Toyota’s last that long I have a 2000 Ford F-150 with the 5.4 liter 2w with 289,*** plus miles and I never have had any problems with it and the way is going is gonna last me another 200,000 for sho.

Few people trade up because of newer technologies. Everyone I know or have talked to when purchase a new or newer vehicle is because their old one failed or is failing. From my perspective, this article would suggests reliability is the driving factor.

@ Dave,

Try again, I am only 44 years old!

Old school trucks are the best you can get! Why would you want a millennial truck like the Colorado? Everybody, look at my truck, it has Apple this Apple that and it rides like a liberal sedan, so sweet!

You take your standard 4x4 Colorado like my SR 4x4 2016 Tacoma and compare them. I have 265/75 KO2's without doing anything. You cannot do that with the standard Colorado!

And I always seek the gas 4-cylinder in my 4x4's because they do not break down or give me issues on the highway and especially off-road! I have a lead foot, so the 4-cylinders keep me from showing Vette drivers how to drive properly at speed!

I value ground clearance where I live and off-road capabilities. The Tacoma is more rugged than any other truck in class. I do not want a Colorado car-like truck, I want a truck period. And the Tacoma still is the more truck than the Colorado, hence almost 2 to 1 sales advantage in the market.

My 2010 is becoming my main off-road expedition truck with 285/75/16x8 KO2's. She is built for off-roading and weighs over 5,300 lbs. I improved the payload to 1 ton and she handles it fine on and off-road!

I live in Wisconsin, no frame issues you Toyota haters always seem to talk about like liberals and fake Russia collusion stupidity! Sorry, I have owned Toyota trucks for over 25 years, no frame issues ever!

Take care of your truck, it will take care of you!

I got her used with 64, *** thousands miles in 2003 and since then no problems at all. It’s the lariat package, and still running like a champ.

I kept my 1991 Ford for 23 years because the new trucks did not have much more to offer. I got more inclined to trade when the new ones started offering more. While all three of the trucks in the top 15 have good reputations they seem to me to fall into the same category as my old Ford, nearly as good as a new one. If they ever get a major upgrade they may fall off of the list but theat does not mean that they suddenly became bad trucks, just that the owners finally got some motivation to trade.

Pre-1998 Toyota's are kept even longer.

THIS IS THE REAL CHINGON
I BOUGHT A 2017 F150 WITH 300 MILES ON IT AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM TILL THE MILEAGE HIT 900 MILES. SINCE THEN NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS.
FORD QUALITY IS JOB NONE.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

@ andrwken

Totally agree with you about nickel and diming consumers to death when a vehicle gets up there in mileage. My dad is a mechanic and his 98 Chevy 1500 has almost 300K on it know. It has been pretty bullet proof. But water pump did go out, plugs, wires, belts, battery, and redo head gaskets in the vortec engine which they were known for. He did them all himself, but for a normal consumer those bills can add up quick and HEFTY!!!

Thats why I seriously want to look at the Titan, bc it is covered under warranty...BUMPER to BUMPER for 5 years/100K. Everyone else pretty much runs out at 36k.

Now my father in law only buys Kia Sorento's for his wife bc she drives long distances and its covered for 10 yrs 100K
miles. He has never paid for anything other than oil changes.

And Alot of the problems usually Start showing up around that 70k to 90k mileage

BTW... Even though the Tundra is running on 12 years old. I still like the looks of them. The engine has great power and they do last. my cousin had 3 of them, its just that they got TERRIBLE gas mileage!

His last was a '13 Limited. Very nice truck, but best was 13 with that truck. Has '14 2500 Cummins now.

My buddy has a car business, and he tints a ton of Tundras, and all the owners say is that the one gripe about the truck is its mileage.

i really hope Toyota comes out with a game changer here next year or 2, bc its needed

9 of the top 15 are Toys... Well they are the most trusted name in cars and the most profitable of all car makers.

They don't have to offer big (or often any) incentives, or even sell full size trucks at a profit to be profitable. They don't wither and almost die at every economic downturn or fuel price hike. They don't sell shitty small and midsized cars at a loss so they can sell full size trucks for big profits that dry up in recessions or fuel hikes.

They continously sell consistently excellent small and midsized cars/trucks at a profit and only sell full size trucks (usually at a loss) to screw with the big 3 minus 1 because they can.

Until the big 3 minus 1 copy this model they will always be on the brink.

I thought all of the GM and FCA guys said Ford is the fleet queen. Between rentals and fleet sales it's the only reason sales for the F Series sales success you say.
Now you say nothing to about that kind of data and how it would definitely impact a study like this.
Rentals and fleet have a relatively short term of ownership, but hey you wouldn't want to admit that. It would make you have to admit that you've been wrong about something you've stated.

If you add GMC and Chevrolet together it makes 15.8%, Toyota was 15.7%, must be a reliability/quality, thing, ford and ram 6.3%


Posted by: Water | Jan 31, 2018 9:37:54 AM

No, no, no. Try again. HINT, It's called an average not sum.

Pendejo estupido idiota Perro mal nacido FORD FOR LIFE ESE!!!!

THIS GARBAGE MOTORS FAN GIRLY DONT QUIT USING MY USERNAME MAN!!! HES LIKE STUCK ON MY BALL SACK !!!

Well I get it garbage motors fan girly I guess I’m gonna have to deal with your retardedness but oh well.

My 2002 Tundra has 175,000 miles on it and still goes the full 5000 miles between oil changes without needing to add oil. That was also true of the Avalon that owned and eventually scrapped at 327,000 miles, at least for the first 250,000 miles.

The Tundra has not been my most reliable Toyota, but it certainly has resisted the door and rocker panel rust that destroys the half ton Fords and Chevys of the same era.

My 2007 Prius is nothing special in holding its oil, but it has to be the cheapest car in the world to maintain. No timing belt to replace and brakes that last forever scratches off two of the most expensive regular service items. 175,000 miles and climbing.

I do think the Silverado and Sierra 2500's would have scored very high on this list if they had been included in the research.

I MUST BE A STUPID IDIOT FOR DRIVING A FORD.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

My 08 Silvy is running awesome so see no need to buy new one,,besides Im going electric next time,
,if GM doesnt make one Im getting Workhorse hybrid or Tesla

The 5.4 Triton pretty much destroyed Ford's chances of making the list.

This list is nice and all but which trucks are registered the longest?

For all we know, this list just tells us what we already know, Toyota buyers don't buy cars and trucks because they love Toyota's vehicles. They buy Toyotas and keep them around for a long time because they see it as an appliance, they replace it when it dies (or in the case of Toyota trucks/suv's, when the frame finally rots through). No different than how we buy refrigerators and keep them until they stop working and cost too much to be repaired.

Sound bout right Fordtards only keep their cheap china quality trucks for bout 2 years if they use them, because if they don't trade em in by then it be broken all the time. Ford = junk!

The simpler, the better and more reliable. You 'gurls' with these new 8 & 10 speed trannies will wish you never saw them in several years, maybe even sooner. I hope Toyota keeps their 6 spd forever in their Tundras. And their 5.7 engine.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA GARBAGE MOTORS FAN GIRLYS DONT QIUT. THATS WHY THEY DRIVE JUNK !!!. AND IDIOTS LIKE THEM THEY SHOULD BE BAN OF OUT OF THE PLANET. KEEP IT COMING GARBAGE MOTORS COMPANY FAN GIRLY!!!!

CHEBBYS ARE LIKE PUSSYS. WHY? BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS ONE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

How can the Tundra be in this list? Are not they just reaching 15 years old. And that would be gen one Tundras that are now the Tacoma.

If you're buried, you buried. Nobody can help that

I can attest to Toyota’s longevity. My first car was a 73 Corolla that had 380,000 miles on it when I sold it. My current truck is an 89 FWD truck that has had very little work done to it and it runs like a top.

My 2001 Dodge Dakota has 430,000 and counting with the original going strong drivetrain.

My 2001 Dodge Dakota has 430,000 and counting with the original going strong drivetrain.


Posted by: jebsdaddy | Jan 31, 2018 7:59:42 PM


Any sheet metal left?

My 2001 Dodge Dakota has 430,000 and counting with the original going strong drivetrain.


Posted by: jebsdaddy | Jan 31, 2018 7:59:42 PM


Any sheet metal left?

I think Toyota has good quality but there are a lot of factors to consider.

It's a special group that keeps vehicles 10 or 15 years. Those that aren't working the pickup hard, aren't driving it very far, those preferring DIY maintenance, no snow territory, don't have disposable income to buy a new pickup every few years, dad handing down a lightly used pickup to a son or daughter, and those grocery getting retirees.

@FrankinFlorida, you seem to need a history lesson. Tundras have been out there since the 2000 model.

From 1975 to 1995, Toyota sold their compact pickups as "Toyota Pickup".

In 1993 they introduced their first attempt at a larger version, the T-100.

In 1995 they renamed the "Toyota Pickup" and called it the Tacoma.

In 1999, the first generation Tundra replaced the T-100. By this time the Tacoma name had been in use for four years.

The second generation Tundra was released in 2007.

I trade-in my F-150 for another new F-150 every 2 years cause I LOVE the high resale-trade-in value and I can get a NEW F-150 for $5000 or less.
The used F-150 has much MORE value than any other truck out there.
Not only is the F-150 the best, it's also a great investment!



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