How do unpopular, unappealing cars stay on the market for so long? The Truth About Cars provides a list of high mileage trade-ins from various dealers that include a range of surprisingly long-lived cars. Once hunk, now junk: view a 272,522 mile, 1996 VW Passat, and 8 other trade-ins of the “Peoples’ Car” with over 180,000 miles, as well as 2 Chevy Silverados with over 340,000 miles each. Finally, check out the ’99 Suburban that reached 412,000 miles and revs to tell the tale.
Why are these stud-muffins of stained-upholstery still on the road? Send us your old jalopy and highest mileage trade-in photos, and Dealer Communications will compile the nation’s Top High Mileage Trade-ins. The people who bring in these cars are obviously not trying to replace them every three years, so hats off to the dealerships who get these stubborn owners to trade in!