Table 1-22. Median Age of Automobiles and Trucks in Operation in the U.S.

Table 1-22. Median Age of Automobiles and Trucks in Operation in the U.S.

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  Automobiles Trucks
1970 4.9 5.9
1975 5.4 5.8
1980 6.0 6.3
1985 6.9 7.6
1990 6.5 6.5
1991 6.7 6.8
1992 7.0 7.2
1993 7.3 7.5
1994 7.5 7.5
1995 7.7 7.6
1996 7.9 7.7
1997 8.1 7.8
1998 8.3 7.6
1999 8.3 7.2

NOTE: The National Personal Transportation Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, estimates the mean age of automobiles, trucks, and vans for several years:

  1969 1977 1983 1990 1995
Automobiles5.1 5.5 6.7 7.6 8.2
TrucksN 6.4 7.9 9.0 8.3
(inc. vans)

KEY: N = data do not exist.

SOURCE: The R.L. Polk Co., personal communication, Mar. 28, 2000.