What will last longer, a car or a truck?

"Which one will last longer on the road: a car or a truck? Settle a debate for me. It is time to buy a new vehicle. I want a truck, but the wife wants a car."

Answer provided by
Shannon Martin
Answered on Jul 28, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
“This is a debate that people have all the time! People who love trucks swear that they last longer than cars. People who prefer cars say cars last longer. The truth is, it depends.
These days both cars and trucks can push over 200,000 miles. Statistically, there are more trucks on the road with high mileage, but for a somewhat surprising reason.
Cars are primarily used as daily drivers, while trucks tend to be used for work. This results in more thorough and regular maintenance for trucks, while cars get neglected.
Bottom line, as long as you take care of the vehicle, either choice will work. Good luck!”

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