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15 Cars that Refuse to Die

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Cars in general have become more reliable over the years. Yet there are some models that just seem to keep rolling along, whistling past the junkyard. Pinpointing exactly how many miles, on average, any given model has racked up is virtually impossible, but we've identified 15 cars with exceptional—sometimes surprising—endurance and value.

We bet you’ve seen one of these still cruising the highway recently. Oh, and if you’re wondering where your beloved Ford F-150 or other truck is, note that we skipped traditional trucks altogether. Trucks are supposed to last forever.

(Editor's note: The author has owned a couple of these cars, and he teased a full 15 years out of a VW Passat, a model that, unlike the cars featured here, has a bit of a death wish.)

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15 Cars that Refuse to Die
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