• fb_1062099260 avatar Peter Posted: 11/27/2012 9:30am PST

    This means nothing since people are willing to pay ridicules money for run down Honda and Toyota .All car's and the metal's weaken so in an old Toyota your less safe then a similar priced but newer Ford.It's a weird quirk of our market but I see just as many 1980 Taurus's on the road and I do Camry's .

  • hc000 avatar hc000 Posted: 11/28/2012 9:09am PST

    They didn't make the Taurus in 1980. But the Taurus was once the best selling car in America. If you're seeing 1 Camry for every Taurus, that tells you the Fords are ready to be scrapped faster than the Toyotas....And that's why people like paying more for that "run down" Toyota.

  • IAMDAN avatar IAMDAN Posted: 11/29/2012 10:18am PST

    Depends on where you live. I remember seeing many old Ford sedans (The Taurus, Escort, Tempo, Contour) in the '80s and '90 here in Southern CA, but I rarely see them anymore. I still see plenty of old, beat up, Toyota's and Honda's still buzzing around with 200k-300k miles. They don't seem to die.