It can be easy to get caught up in the fashion and glamour that comes along with finding a new vehicle. However, it can also be easy to not consider the longevity of your vehicle, which is far more important to receive a true return on your investment. In order to ensure your next car is one that lasts you for five years or longer, let’s take a look at the four most reliable cars on the market in 2018.
Lexus RX Hybrid
Over 24% of those who purchase the Lexus RX Hybrid are still driving it ten years later, which is the main reason it ranks first on this list.
The Lexus RX has soared in popularity throughout the last decade, and you will more than likely see several while driving down the interstate. The fact of the matter is this vehicle is known for being extremely durable and is proven, both scientifically and in practice, to last for a very long time.
The Toyota RAV4 is another vehicle that has grown in popularity over the past decade, in large part due to its longevity.
When attempting to purchase an SUV that is dependable, you significantly lower your chance of going wrong when choosing to buy a Toyota, and the RAV4 is one of the best Toyota options you can possibly choose.
For some reason, owners of the Subaru Forester tend to replace their vehicle far less often than those who own a different type of vehicle.
While the Subaru Forester usually doesn’t score well with J.D. Power and Associates as it pertains to reliability, the fact of the matter is people who purchase a new Subaru Forester are typically still driving it ten years after purchase.
With fantastic fuel economy, a large cargo area and a tight turning radius, the Honda CR-V is extremely practical.
When combined with the fact that Honda has a keen ability to create high quality, long lasting vehicles, it makes complete sense why the Honda CR-V is proven to last for such a long time. With over 25% of Honda CR-V owners still driving it after ten years, it checks out as an extremely long-lasting vehicle.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Honest Answers to Your Car Shipping Questions
Yes, we always ask for your specific pickup and delivery addresses, if the carrier can get right to the addresses you provide, they will. If the addresses that you give us are not safely accessible for a Multi-car carrier, however, you will need to make arrangements with the driver to meet at a nearby location where the carrier can safely get in and out.
People do it all the time (rarely for free) but the official answer is no.
Not what you wanted to hear, we know, but that is the honest answer.
We are not licensed to broker the shipment of household goods and, likewise, no car carrier that operates in the USA is licensed to transport them from state to state either. Despite what you might be being told by other car shipping companies you may speak with.
Remember, at the end of the day we're all salespeople, and the true answer to this question is not a great selling point.
You will hear a lot of companies tell you that you can put up to 100 pounds of items in the trunk, but that is not entirely true. That fact is that items of that amount are fairly common and the department of transportation is probably not going to split hairs and fine the trucker over items of that amount, provided they are not over their weight limit. They could fine them, however, if they see a vehicle stuffed full of personal items so the car carrier will most likely try to negotiate something with you to cover themselves against any costs they could incur. It's not something we can build into your contract though.
We have a short and helpful video on this topic in our user videos.
Only in rare cases and car carriers will usually charge a premium to make it happen.
All dates given by car carriers are typically estimates and projections.
For this reason (and to keep your cost down) we ask that you build in some flexibility and give us the earliest possible date you would be WILLING to release the vehicle, even though it may not be your preferred date.
We'll put you in direct contact with your car carrier and the driver will also typically call you the afternoon or evening before your pick up and delivery (they won't just show up unannounced, and if they do we want to hear about it). However, car carriers are out on the road battling traffic, weather and any number of other factors that can and do throw them off of their pickup and delivery projections from time to time.
If the projected dates we give you come and you are unable to make contact with your carrier, please call our office immediately so that we may help resolve the situation.
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will average 7 to 10 days. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
Even better, we do not even ask for payment until we have you confirmed for pickup by a safe, reliable, fully insured, direct car carrier. If for any reason you do not ship your car with the carrier that we arrange for you, there is no fee.
The fees paid directly to the carrier however, (in most cases, their fees are not paid until your vehicle is delivered) are not directly controlled by us, so any requests for a refund of the carrier's portion would need to be addressed with the carrier directly.
Of course! And you are always backed by our Damage Free Guarantee policy.
Part of what you pay us for is to verify that the car carrier that we put you on is covered by the proper amount of insurance and that everything is up to date.
There is never any additional cost to you for this coverage, and their insurance is always primary.
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