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Report: Pickup Truck Buyers Have The Highest Household Age

2010 Toyota Tundra

2010 Toyota Tundra

Enlarge Photo has a post today that details--complete with a pretty chart--how the average age of household vehicles shows that trucks are the oldest, while SUVs are are the youngest.

Overall, the average age of the household fleet has gone up from 6.6 years in 1977 to 9.2 in 2009. Pickup trucks are the oldest for every year, hitting an average of 10.9 years for 2009.

These numbers aren't surprising. As cars and trucks have gotten more dependable, people have kept them longer before buying replacements. On top of that, the recent recession probably boosted the average age in 2009, as tight economic conditions kept people of out showrooms.

There isn't much news here, this is really an excuse to show you a shiny chart to keep you entertained during the first weekend of spring, when you aren't watching basketball. Take a gander at the chart over on, then come back over here and leave a comment or two on why you think that pickuptrucks are lasting so long in people's fleets.

[Source: U.S. Department of Transportation via]

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