For many, part of buying a new car is taking into consideration how much the car will be worth once you want something different. Companies like Toyota, Subaru, and Honda are renowned for commanding impressive resale values, and other premium brands join their ranks. However, when it comes to the cars that depreciate the fastest, it’s not the ones you’d expect, like Jeep Wranglers, Honda Odysseys, or Toyota FJs.
After five 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, and 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 econobox 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 10 vehicles (identified by our friends at iSeeCars.com) that have been hit especially hard by the cruel passage of time — and by time, we mean one year of ownership.