The 15 Cars That Owners Keep for 15 Years or More

Do you remember where you were in 2003? Jean Chretien was the Prime Minister of Canada. In Toronto Mel Lastman was our Mayor, at least for a few more months. Popular films included Love actually, Kill Bill and the critically acclaimed masterpiece The Room.

Perhaps surprisingly, there are still quite a few cars on the road from 2003.  Iseecars.com has put together a list of the top 15 cars the owners keep for at least 15 years. The list is overwhelmingly made up of Japanese brands, some of which are made in North America. Toyota dominates the top spots:

Rank Model % Original Owners Keeping Car for 15+ Years Compared to Average
1 Toyota Highlander 18.3% 2.7x
2 Toyota Sienna 17.1% 2.5x
3 Toyota Tundra 15.7% 2.3x
4 Toyota Prius 15.0% 2.2x
5 Toyota RAV4 14.3% 2.1x
6 Honda Odyssey 12.8% 1.9x
7 Toyota Sequoia 12.8% 1.9x
8 Toyota Tacoma 12.4% 1.8x
9 Honda CR-V 11.9% 1.7x
10 Toyota Avalon 11.7% 1.7x
11 Acura MDX 11.6% 1.7x
12 Toyota Camry 11.5% 1.7x
13 Subaru Forester 11.5% 1.7x
14 Nissan Frontier 11.0% 1.6x
15 Volkswagen Golf 10.6% 1.6x
Average for All Cars 6.8%