12. Chevrolet Corvette
Where do we start with the Corvette? Chevy owners have been in love with this car since it debuted in the 1950s. What makes the Corvette special is probably not the engine power or the looks. But it’s the heritage that comes with the vehicle. Every generation of the Corvette has a story to tell and a piece of history that goes along with it. Whether you drive the 80a models with the first digital dash or you drive a C5 ZR1, there’s just something about sitting behind the wheel of the American icon.
Owner retention of the Corvette is generally about 8.8 years. Corvette owners don’t usually sell their cars. Instead, they move onto the next generation. The Corvette is a car that you want to hold onto, and once you drive one you’re going to drive it again. The most popular generation of the Corvette was the C5, which introduced the world to the LS1 engine. These cars are modern and a blast to drive, and you can pick one up for a relatively affordable price.