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Which cars do Tampa Bay drivers keep the longest?

Hint: You see them everywhere.
Toyotas are the most-kept car for 15 or more years in Tampa Bay. Pictured is a Toyota Camry in 2016.
Toyotas are the most-kept car for 15 or more years in Tampa Bay. Pictured is a Toyota Camry in 2016.
Published Jan. 8, 2019

Tampa Bay drivers have a strong attachment to Toyota. According to an analysis by iSeeCars, the top cars that local drivers keep 15 years or longer are almost exclusively Toyotas.

The Toyota Highlander was the longest-kept car, with just under 19 percent of original owners retaining it for at least 15 years, followed by the Toyota Sienna (No. 2) with about 15 percent of original owners holding on for that period.

Toyotas also accounted for the next four spots and the No. 9 spot. Just 7.5 percent of people nationally keep their cars for at least 15 years.

Contact Malena Carollo at mcarollo@tampabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo.