Vehicles come and go as times and preferences change. There are some models that stick around, outlasting countless others in the automotive marketplace as the weaker lines give way under the pressure of competition. The vehicles that survive the test of time do so for a number of compelling reasons, demonstrating that they really are better for the majority of car owners than other vehicles on the market.
Each of the following eight cars have stuck it out over the years, providing something to consumers that keeps them coming back for more. The list contains a variety of vehicles, from low-maintenance commuters to high-performance sports cars, with something for just about anyone in the market for a new vehicle.
1. Honda Accord
Accord is one of the oldest models from Honda that is still be produced today, having launched in 1976. The Civic was already around, but the Accord was destined for even more greatness than its popular compact brother. The Accord currently is the top midsize sedan in the United States for retail sales, plus it has won numerous awards, including a record 28 Car and Driver 10Best Cars Awards. Owners have grown to love the sporty nature and bulletproof reliability of the Accord, plus the fuel-sipping nature of the car. Over time the car has also grown more sophisticated and comfortable, plus has added two different hybrid powertrains to the mix. This well-rounded nature of the midsize Accord makes it one of the best cars to have passed the test of time.