For many, part of buying a new car is taking into consideration how much the car will be worth once it’s been used through its useful life with its first owners. Companies like Toyota, Subaru, and Honda are renowned for commanding impressive resale values, as is Porsche, and some premium brands as well. However, when it comes to the cars that depreciate the fastest, don’t think of Jeep Wranglers, Honda Odysseys, Toyota FJs or other vehicles that are designed to be used and abused.
As the years pass, many models will lose more than half their value — as much as 60 or 70% in some instances. But the fastest depreciating models are usually high-end luxury cars, discontinued nameplates, or late-model vehicles. They still won’t be “cheap,” but if you’ve ever dreamed of owning a Bentley, it’s definitely worth looking into the used market.
So if a new econo-box isn’t fulfilling your need for prestige, or you have some money but not that much money to blow on a luxury label, check out the ten vehicles (identified by our friends at iSeeCars.com) that have been hit especially hard by the cruel passage of time.