Used Station Wagons: 2 Noteworthy Facts
In the United States, station wagons nearly became extinct during the 1990s; however, new and used station wagons are staging a comeback. Long regarded as one of the most practical and safest vehicles on the road, station wagons are an excellent choice for those that need the best of both the car and truck world. Here are a couple of things you might not know about used station wagons:
People Don’t Sell Them
Many websites that follow cars, and cars selling trends, report that station wagons are usually owned for longer periods—by one owner—than almost any other type of vehicle. Many studies show that people tend to keep station wagons longer, because they are more practical and useful than many other similarly priced vehicles. In addition, these same studies show that people that own station wagons tend to maintain their vehicles in better condition than owners of other types of vehicles.
It is a fact that insurance companies charge different premium rates for different types of vehicles. Insurance companies usually charge a lot more for sports cars than other types of vehicles. On the other hand, station wagons are among the cheapest vehicles to ensure. Their size and design makes them safer than some other types of vehicles; furthermore, studies show that drivers of station wagons tend to drive slower and more responsibly than do owners of most other types of vehicles. Insurance companies really like station wagons—they collect premiums, but they don't have to pay out as often.