Forbes has released a list of car models that can be expected to last past 200,000 miles, a helpful resource for people looking to invest in a new car in the New Year. Based on reliability reports released by Consumer Reports in October, Forbes’ list is composed of each of the top 2011 models in each of the 10 automotive segments (family sedan, SUV, pickup truck, etc).
Ford, Acura and Lexus all make appearances on the list, with annual frontrunners Toyota and Honda filling the majority of spots. Toyota rebounded with the 2011 Yaris, Sienna, Cruiser and Tundra models, capping off a year that was full of struggles for the Japanese automaker. Ford makes an exciting move onto the list, as the Fusion hybrid beat out strong contenders such as the Toyota Prius and Honda Accord to be named the best Family Sedan. With a 53% above average rating, this small victory for American automakers will hopefully be a starting point for sustainable, environmentally-friendly car manufacturing.
Not everyone needs a brand new 2011 car to reach 200,000 miles! CarCheckup can help break bad driving habits that can put strain on an engine over a long period of time. CarCheckup will record driving tendencies such as sudden acceleration and pumping the gas while accelerating, which can cause undue strain over a long period of time and prevent your car from reaching the 200,000 mile mark!
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