How long do you think a car should last? While some cars keep chugging along for more than two decades, many Brits expect a new car to last between 13 and 15 years before they rub their chins and think: “Right, that’s it. Time to scrap it.” Does 15 years seem an awful long time to hold onto a car to you anyway? It probably does, but that’s more than likely because these days we don’t have any great expectations about vehicle longevity. Unless we drive a Mercedes, maybe, or one of the high-end top marques such as a Bentley or a Roller, or a bona fide classic such as a Triumph or a Jag. Or maybe we’ve simply grown to view cars as more dispensable – commodities, rather than prized possessions worthy of our love and attention. After all, when do you ever see someone spending Sunday morning under the bonnet of their car anymore?