Buying a car in a market that is saturated can be overwhelming. Consumers have to know which cars are only a fad and the ones that are going to remain on the market for the long haul. A buyer has to consider numerous aspects of a car such as the infotainment system, the engine’s power, and the luxury of the cabin.

While those aspects of a car important, consumers want to know that they are getting value for their money. Having an aesthetically alluring vehicle may get you a few glances from bystanders, but what use is a beautiful car that frequents the mechanic?

The maintenance costs of some vehicles can exceed the purchase price, so consumers have to be careful about their car selection. Apart from the extravagant exterior and elegant interior, consumers need to determine the reliability of the car. The car that the buyer chooses needs to be durable, as unreliable vehicles cause car owners endless headaches.

So, how do you determine if a vehicle is reliable? The most effective way is to look at the car’s mileage. If the car can garner big numbers on the clock, then the driver has a good starting point. What mileage should the car cross to qualify as durable? While most car pundits claim that a car is reliable if it crosses 200,000 miles, we found cars that went beyond 300,000 miles.

20 Honda Civic

The best part about driving the Civic is that drivers will get good fuel economy and reliability. Is it any wonder that Honda is the best-selling vehicle in the U.S.? Consumer Reports praised the vehicle for providing reliability, as the watchdog annually features Honda in its most reliable vehicles list.

To provide consumers with more assurance that the car will travel long distances, iSeeCars considered the Civic as one of the cars that owners can keep for ten years or longer. Imagine buying an affordable vehicle that provides good fuel economy and reliability for ten years?

19 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Who said that you couldn’t count on a pickup to surpass 300,000 miles? Perhaps, it was people who didn’t own the Silverado 1500. The Silverado 1500 is in direct competition with Ford’s F-150 series, but both vehicles will provide its owners with durability.

Both pickups are one of the best sellers every year, and it’s easy to see the reason.

The Silverado 1500 has a luxurious interior, an alluring exterior and a body that was meant to take abuse. Chevrolet built the truck to take a lot of punishment and ensure that drivers have a reliable pickup that will last many years.