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The proportion of passenger cars 11 to 15 years old still in use averages 60.6 per cent across the industry but varies widely among manufacturers. The latest numbers from 2006, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants with data from R.L. Polk Canada:

Porsche 98.7%

Volvo 87.2%

Lexus 83.8%

BMW 83.6%

Mercedes-Benz 82.6%

Jaguar 81.4%

Toyota 78.2%

Audi 76.5%

Honda 76.5%

Acura 75.9%

Cadillac 74.6%

Lincoln 72.8%

Saab 72.2%

Saturn 69.2%

Buick 68.8%

Chrysler 68.8%

Oldsmobile 67.2%

Infiniti 65.8%

Mazda 64.8%

Volkswagen 63.1%

Nissan 61.0%

Subaru 59.1%

Mercury 54.9%

Dodge 54.6%

Pontiac 53.6%

Ford 53.6%

Plymouth 52.5%

Eagle 51.6%

Chevrolet 48.6%

Hyundai 32.8%

Suzuki 30.8%

Isuzu 19.8%

Lada 5.1%

Industry Average 60.6

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