Interesting story from MSNBC - Americans are keeping their cars longer than ever:
"The average age of a vehicle on the road has climbed to a record 10.8 years, according to automotive research firm Polk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">according to automotive research firm Polk. Last year the average vehicle on U.S. roads was 10.6 years old, up from 10 years in 2008, Polk said."
We can be certain the economy has a lot to do with this. People simply can't afford to buy a new car as often as they used to. At the same time, it's important to maintain your car to get the longest life out of it.