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Tampa Bay residents hold on to some cars longer than others

The area’s longest-held car is a favorite among metros across the country.
Tampa Bay residents hold on to Toyota Land Cruisers the longest of any car, according to iSeeCars. Pictured is a Land Cruiser in 2008. [Reed Saxon | AP] [REED SAXON | AP]
Published Sep. 11

Tampa Bay residents are more attached to some cars than others. According to a recent report by iSeeCars, a used car sales and market research company, Tampa Bay residents keep the Toyota Land Cruiser the longest, holding on to it for an average of 11.1 years.

“If a vehicle is consistently kept longer than average, it suggests that it is reliable and that its owners enjoy driving it,” Phong Ly, iSeeCars CEO, said in a release.

The Land Cruiser was the top-held car in 17 of 20 metros included in the report.

Second-longest-held in Tampa Bay area was the Chevrolet Corvette (10.7 years), followed by the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (10.6 years), Toyota 4Runner (10.4 years) and the Toyota Sequoia (10 years).

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