The Vehicle Makes Most Likely to Last Over 300,000 km

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Whether you purchase out-right or place the winning bid on a vehicle in an auto auction, acquiring a vehicle is an investment. It doesn’t matter if you are purchasing a used or salvaged vehicle for transportation, or to reuse its reliable parts; either way, it’s important that your procurement be a steadfast one. Copart knows this is important to you, and we want to provide information to our Members that helps them make smart buying decisions that last for years to come. That is why we researched the longest lasting vehicles on the road and compiled a short list of the longest lasting car models.  

Honda Civic 

The Honda Civic is a compact car that has been popular across the globe since the 1970s. Both efficient and affordable, this car has been a top pick for years among those seeking a reliable vehicle.  In 2015, Consumer Reports Subscribers listed Honda Civics as “one of the longest-lasting cars of all time”.  However, like with all cars, preventative maintenance is the key to a long vehicle life. Remember to change the car’s fluids frequently, check connections and valves often for leaks. With a bit of love and care, the Honda Civic will continue to perform year after year. In addition to this, Honda Civic parts are in high demand, so if you are looking to purchase this model to sell for scrap it is a great choice that will earn you top dollar! 

Mercedes Benz 300SDL 

The Mercedes Benz 300SDL is a classic car straight out of the 1980s. Regardless of age however, many of these cars are still driving on roads today! Born from an era of fuel shortages, the 300SDL was developed with a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbodiesel engine. Did you know that the entire line of diesel fueled S-class Mercedes Benz were developed at the Daimler-Benz assembly plant in West Germany? These models were redesigned in 1992 and renamed W140. Therefore, if you are seeking a newer chassis with the same reliable SDL engine, look no further than the W140! 

Nissan Maxima 

If you’re not deterred by using premium fuel, then the Nissan Maxima is a great long-lasting vehicle choice. Despite the need for fancier fuel, the Maxima gets very good fuel mileage. A very reliable car, the Maxima is designed to run for over 150,000 km, however many consumers have reported their models reaching far beyond 300,000 km! Reportedly, the most reliable model years for the Nissan Maxima are 2003, 2004, 2008, 2014, and 2015. 

Copart has some of these car makes and models in our inventory! 

Copart Germany has these reliable car models, and hundreds of other used and salvaged vehicles in our inventory. makes it easy for members to find and win the vehicle(s) they are looking for. Sign up for your Copart Membership and start bidding and winning in our virtual auctions! 

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