Wow! 12 years is a long time to keep a car, but some of today's cars are made to last. I've had my Honda Accord for almost 5 years and its the most reliable car I ever owned. I can see it lasting even longer than 12 years, which is a good thing because I don't want to be forced into an expensive EV.
Every time I see pictures of the cars in Cuba it reminds me of a classic car show. I don't know how they keep them running. Yes, I can see the US turning into Cuba in a lot of ways. We even have political prisoners just like them.