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America's aging cars
On America's roads, the typical car is more than a decade old — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
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240.5 million
Cars and trucks registered in the U.S. in 2011

11.1
Average age, in years, of those cars

8.4
Average age, in years, of a car in 1995. These days, the recession has played a "huge role" in deterring Americans from buying new cars, while "improved technology" has also made cars more durable.

Sources: AP, TIME

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