A new survey is out and it says that us Americans are keeping our trucks, cars and SUV's much longer than ever.   This is pretty much NOT excepted, because it seems that new vehicle sales are continuing to grow.    I guess this must be true---I've had a car for 14 years---granted it's a classic my 1972 Volvo 1800es--had it since 1999. (it's pictured below)  And had my 2006 Toyota Solara Convertible had it not been t-boned and totaled back in December of last year, I would have had that car for around 8 years and still been driving it today.

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So, it’s not that most people are holding on to their cars because they can’t afford to get a new one.   Maybe cars and trucks being built now-a-days are built better and lasting a lot longer than in the past, and many people are just adding an extra vehicle or two to their fleet.   Could be?  OR maybe a lot of us are just tired of those monthly car payments!!   (WNEM.com)