It's a fact that we are keeping our cars longer now, but there are a few different reasons why.  Cars are built to last longer now, and money is so tight that we are all forced to get the most out of our cars.

So what is the new standard for when a car officially becomes old?

According to a new survey by Quaker State, the average American says a car isn't "old" until it hits 147,000 miles.

Most people say your car should last for at least 200,000 miles before you retire it.

Not surprisingly, more than two-thirds of people say a car's mileage is a better way to measure how old it is than the year it was made.