Stats of our lives
On America's roads, the typical car is more than a decade old — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
240.5 millionCars and trucks registered in the U.S. in 2011
11.1Average age, in years, of those cars
8.4Average 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.