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There are 15,926 1999 Toyota Camrys registered in Massachusetts, making it the most common car on the road. The next five most popular cars are Camrys of other years.


Less than 1 percent of the state's registered vehicles are at least 25 years old. The most common of these 2,770 survivors are classic muscle cars from the 1960s and 70s, led by Chevrolet Chevelles, Ford Mustangs, Oldsmobile Cutlasses, and Chevrolet Corvettes.


Drivers in Marblehead love small cars. The town has a greater percentage of both Volkswagen Beetles and Mini Coopers than any other community.


Fall River, Chicopee, and Pittsfield residents are the most likely to own Hyundis. Carlisle residents are the least likely.


Cars in the western Mass. town of Monroe are the oldest on average in the state. More than half have been on the road at least a decade.


Billerica residents have the newest cars. The average vehicle in Billerica is 5 years old, and 42 percent are less than three years old.


There are fewer Chevrolets per capita in Cambridge and Brookline than any other place in the state.


You are most likely to drive a Mercedes if you live in Weston, Dover, or Lynnfield. You are least likely if you live in Petersham or Royalston.


There are 23 Ferraris registered in Newton, most in the state.


Thanks to its popular line of pickup trucks there are more Fords in Massachusetts than any other make. Toyota is a close second, with Chevrolet third. Together, they make up 37% of all registered vehicles.


Shelburne has 1.5 cars for every person, the most per capita in the state. The neighboring town of Buckland has fewest per capita, one car for every 10 people.


Worcester loves Toyota Camrys. There are 4,268 registered in the city, the most of any single model in any single community.


Worcester has the state's lone remaining registered Studebaker.


SUVs make up about 15% of all the cars registered in Massachusetts. Ford Explorers and Jeep Grand Cherokees are by far the most popular models.


SUVs are most popular in Duxbury, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard. They are least popular in Amherst and Greenfield.


Nearly one out of every four registered cars on Nantucket is a Ford, the biggest percentage of any community. The smallest percentage is in Brookline, where only one car in 20 is a Ford.


Lynnfield has a greater percentage of Cadillacs than any other town.


Middleton residents own more Hummers per capita than any other town.


In only 62 of the state's 351 cities and towns is the most popular car made by an American manufacturer. Biggest winners are the Ford Taurus, most popular in 23 communities, and the Ford Explorer, most popular in 11.


In 19 communities the most popular vehicle is a pickup truck.


Adams is the only community in the state where the most popular car is a Pontiac Grand Am.


Five Massachusetts residents drive Maybachs, the $400,000 limousines favored by Donald Trump and featured on "The Apprentice."


Suburu's Legacy is the most popular car in 40 Massachusetts towns. Most are in the western part of the state, but some are tony Boston suburbs such as Lincoln and Manchester-by-the-Sea.
 

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Interesting stats there.

Red Devil said:
Less than 1 percent of the state's registered vehicles are at least 25 years old. The most common of these 2,770 survivors are classic muscle cars from the 1960s and 70s, led by Chevrolet Chevelles, Ford Mustangs, Oldsmobile Cutlasses, and Chevrolet Corvettes.
I find that hard to believe, we have a weekly car show that usually has a turnout of about 1,000 cars, almost all of them are classics, Mass can't be that different.
 

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I know the Guy that owns the state's lone remaining registered Studebaker.

Thats kool..
I wonder if he knows that???

I do know that there is a Studebaker shop in the Hudson area .


Morty:gears:
 

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Interesting stats there.


I find that hard to believe, we have a weekly car show that usually has a turnout of about 1,000 cars, almost all of them are classics, Mass can't be that different.

I don't. The state inspection is very strict on visible rust through. If your car has panels with rust holes it won't pass inspections here. For most folks it isn't worth fixing some of those old cars unless they are rare collector cars.
 

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I don't. The state inspection is very strict on visible rust through. If your car has panels with rust holes it won't pass inspections here. For most folks it isn't worth fixing some of those old cars unless they are rare collector cars.
I think that's a pretty good inspection law. It's the same guy that let's his car rot to hell that let's his exhaust rot to hell as well and you end up running it over. Think that one should be nation wide as well.
 

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Hey, Chuck,

Where'd you find this stuff? Is there one for CT?
 

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+1... where can i find stats for my state?
 

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I got it from the GTP car club i belong to in mass. I dont know where the guy that origionally posted it got it. I will see if i can find out.
 

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I don't. The state inspection is very strict on visible rust through. If your car has panels with rust holes it won't pass inspections here. For most folks it isn't worth fixing some of those old cars unless they are rare collector cars.
I find that very hard to belive. I have inspected cars with rust.
hell mangled the whole back end of my Z24 slaped some quick bondo on it and sprayed it with primer.
the bond was half off everythign rusted. this was all right around the gas cap.
I then proceeded to inspect and register that car for 8 years not once being told it was a problem. and yess you could see into the trunk area.

beyone that my girls car which we took off the road this year had no gas cap. and you had to hold the spout becuse it had completely rusted away. not tomention all the other rust holes. this also passed inspection for 5 years. and still would have if i dind't junk it.

Both were taken to the same shop / guy that told me i had to take my clear liscence plate cover off before he would inspect it. (well he told me i could take it then remove it when i got home. like that will happen). So i think he would have hassled me at least 1 time out of all those inspections if it was rely a law.

Then again both cars ran great and other than body damage were like new. everythign i could fix was fixed and new. Just not a body guy and they were cheap cars not worth fixing body damage on as i knew i would scrap them


Unless a vital part or a part of the safety system is rusted they couldn't care less if you drive a crap box with rust. hell find me 10 cars in mass that are over 10 years old and drive in the winter that don't have a rust hole somewhere.
 

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I've seen more than one Stude on more than one occasion this year. at just the Endicott Estate show in July, I must have seen at least a dozen of them

just curious where those facts came from
don;t forget about all the cars here in mass that are registered in New Hampshire :)
 

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I find that very hard to belive. I have inspected cars with rust.
hell mangled the whole back end of my Z24 slaped some quick bondo on it and sprayed it with primer.
the bond was half off everythign rusted. this was all right around the gas cap.
I then proceeded to inspect and register that car for 8 years not once being told it was a problem. and yess you could see into the trunk area.

beyone that my girls car which we took off the road this year had no gas cap. and you had to hold the spout becuse it had completely rusted away. not tomention all the other rust holes. this also passed inspection for 5 years. and still would have if i dind't junk it.

Unless a vital part or a part of the safety system is rusted they couldn't care less if you drive a crap box with rust. hell find me 10 cars in mass that are over 10 years old and drive in the winter that don't have a rust hole somewhere.
Don't bring your cars to me then, because i'll fail that quick.....
That's all i need, something goes wrong, somewhere, and it gets investigated as to where the last inspection was done, and I loose my liciense.

The laws (yes LAWS) are there for reaesons, while they may not always be good reasons, they are laws.
 

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Liquid3d said:
I find that very hard to belive. I have inspected cars with rust.
hell mangled the whole back end of my Z24 slaped some quick bondo on it and sprayed it with primer.
the bond was half off everythign rusted. this was all right around the gas cap.
I then proceeded to inspect and register that car for 8 years not once being told it was a problem. and yess you could see into the trunk area.

beyone that my girls car which we took off the road this year had no gas cap. and you had to hold the spout becuse it had completely rusted away. not tomention all the other rust holes. this also passed inspection for 5 years. and still would have if i dind't junk it.


Unless a vital part or a part of the safety system is rusted they couldn't care less if you drive a crap box with rust. hell find me 10 cars in mass that are over 10 years old and drive in the winter that don't have a rust hole somewhere.

you just go to someone who doesn't care about the state pulling his right to inspect away from him. a couple of my buddies shops would NEVER let those cars get a sticker. one of them wouldn't even look at your cars, he'd just tell you to screw
 

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Liquid3d said:
I find that very hard to belive. I have inspected cars with rust.
hell mangled the whole back end of my Z24 slaped some quick bondo on it and sprayed it with primer.
the bond was half off everythign rusted. this was all right around the gas cap.
I then proceeded to inspect and register that car for 8 years not once being told it was a problem. and yess you could see into the trunk area.

beyone that my girls car which we took off the road this year had no gas cap. and you had to hold the spout becuse it had completely rusted away. not tomention all the other rust holes. this also passed inspection for 5 years. and still would have if i dind't junk it.

Both were taken to the same shop / guy that told me i had to take my clear liscence plate cover off before he would inspect it. (well he told me i could take it then remove it when i got home. like that will happen). So i think he would have hassled me at least 1 time out of all those inspections if it was rely a law.

Then again both cars ran great and other than body damage were like new. everythign i could fix was fixed and new. Just not a body guy and they were cheap cars not worth fixing body damage on as i knew i would scrap them


Unless a vital part or a part of the safety system is rusted they couldn't care less if you drive a crap box with rust. hell find me 10 cars in mass that are over 10 years old and drive in the winter that don't have a rust hole somewhere.
Just means you went to someone who really didn't care. Just because you pass doesn't mean it's not enforcable. My car passes with 20% tint, but it doesn't mean it's legal. I had my old car fail inspection for rust through at the bottom of the door. I got it to pass by using aluminum tape and spray paint but it was only because the guy wasn't going by the book.
 

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Yep... but, they forgot one stat. There's a great number of of these Mass registered cars and trucks garaged here in Danbury, CT. LOL.

Just for the heck of it I jotted down MA plates as I saw them one afternoon and I think I logged approximately 20 or so in about 1/2 hour.
 
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