The Ten Least Depreciated Cars Of The Last Few Years
The very minute you leave the dealership, your new car depreciates about 20% as you drive off the lot.
Carmudi, the world’s fastest growing car classifieds, has compiled a list of cars that hold their value the longest and thus, being good resale candidates.
Carmudi picks 10 cars that hold maximum value even after three years of driving
It is almost ridiculous how fast a car, once it has been taken for the first spin, loses value. The very minute you leave the dealership, your new car depreciates about 20% as you drive off the lot. But that should not stop you from buying a new or used car. All you need to do is be smart about your purchase, catch the pulse of the resale market and finally make a calculated decision. Keep in mind that not all cars depreciate at the same rate. So if you happen to be selling your car, you could still make a killing. Carmudi, the world’s fastest growing online car classified, has put together 10 cars that are considered perfect for reselling as their depreciation rate is rather low.
Below are the 10 car models that retain a high value even after over three years of driving:
1. Audi Q5 retains 72.5 per cent of its original value
By retaining an impressive 72.5 per cent of its value over three years and 48,000 kms, the diesel-powered Audi Q5 SUV is the king of the slowest depreciating car, which might sound promising to some of its rivals such as the BMW X3 and Range Rover Evoque.
2. Skoda Yeti retains 65.4 per cent of its original value
The Czech will be happy to hear this: You don’t need to build a supercar to enjoy excellent residual values. The Skoda Yeti is the second slowest depreciating car on sale.
3. Ferrari California retains 63.7 per cent of its original value
With its folding hard-top and V8 engine the Ferrari California is a thoroughbred supercar, not to mention the most expensive model to make the top 10, with a new one retailing for USD 244,651.
4. Porsche 911 retains 58.5 per cent of its original value
The 997-generation of Porsche’s rear-engined sports car steps into the fourth position within the top 10 list of the slowest depreciating cars.
5. Fiat 500C retains 58.4 per cent of its original value
The stylish open-air version of Fiat’s popular mini car retains 58.4 per cent of its value due to its chic Italian design, advanced technology and overall charisma.
6. Suzuki Jimny retains 57.9 per cent of its original value
While there are no models from Mercedes, BMW or Jaguar in the top 10, Suzuki does make a surprise appearance with its small off-roader, the Jimny.
7. Volkswagen Scirocco retains 57.6 per cent of its original value
VW’s sportier model, the diesel version of the handsome Scirocco retains its value best among the VW family. In fact, as far as buying a new VW goes, this is the most sensible place to put your money.
8. Audi A3 retains 56.9 per cent of its original value
From the Audi family, the A3 hatchback with diesel power makes it into the top 10. Models from 2008 have retained 57 per cent of their value over three years and 48,000 kms.
9. Porsche Panamera retains 56.9 per cent of its original value
It’s not the best looking car Porsche has ever built, but the Panamera is proving a popular model on both the new and used market.
10. Audi R8 – 56.5 per cent of its original value
The coupé version of Audi’s superb R8 holds on to 56.5 per cent of its value over three years and 48,000 kms, meaning that you can now pick up a used example for about USD 80,453.
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