Older Buyers Prefer Lincoln, Cadillac and Buick Models

When you’re 10, the coolest car in the world is something like the Pagani Zonda or the Ferrari 458 Italia. By the time you’re 16, reality has sunk in and you know you can only afford an old Civic, so you endlessly troll tuning websites for the turbo kits people tell you will get your car to 400 hp.
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But what if you’re seen one too many winters? According to a recent study by, first spotted by Detroit News, people aged 65 and above in the States are sticking to the Cadillacs, Lincolns and Buicks of their younger days. Only two exceptions to this rule can be found among the top 10 - the affordable Hyundai Azera and the Toyota Avalon.

Here is the top 10 list of cars bought by the seniors:

1. Lincoln Town Car, 90 percent
2. Buick Lucerne, 87 percent
3. Cadillac DTS, 85 percent
4. Cadillac CTS, 74 percent
5. Cadillac STS, 71 percent
6. Hyundai Azera, 25 percent
7. Chevrolet Impala, 51 percent
8. Buick LaCrosse, 59 percent
9. Lincoln MKZ, 54 percent
10. Toyota Avalon, 54 percent
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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