By Ashley Effinger
If you’re not buying a fancy, run-of-the-mill exotic car, depreciation is the name of your new game. It’s almost like it loses half its value as soon as those wheels hit the street!
But there are some good options out there for luxury cars that won’t break the bank when resale time comes around – CarEdge* estimates these vehicles all have at least 50% of their original value after 5 years on the roads – and that’s something money can’t buy!
If you’re looking for a luxurious ride, but don’t want to take too much of an immediate hit at resale time, consider the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class . It’s got swagger and is built to last!
After five years and 12k miles (on average!), this droolworthy 4×4 still keeps 23% off its original price tag – not bad after half a decade on the roads!
Plus, if you check out comparisons against other high end models like Range Rovers – spoiler alert: it retains value better than most luxury cars in its class – there’ll be no doubt that shelling out money now will give back later. So go forth with confidence and show ’em who bossin’ up those highways!
Is the Audi Q3 worth your money? Absolutely! Though it may feel like a mini-investment, this tiny SUV is king when it comes to holding its value . After five years of care and attention (and maybe some road trips!) an Audi Q3 will retain about $31,753 in resale value – that’s almost three grand more than other luxury models on average.*
And as if that weren’t enough incentive to give it strong consideration when shopping around for your next vehicle purchase: you could very likely be cruising in an upgrade 10-years from now with depreciation barely scraping 40%.
So go ahead and treat yourself; you get what you pay for with the mighty yet miniature Q3.
If you’re looking for the perfect blend of performance and style, then look no further than the BMW X2 !
This agile machine boasts a 228-hp turbocharged four cylinder engine that will get your heart racing.
A standard front wheel drive system comes with all models while an upgrade to xDrive adds even more oomph – ideal if you dare take on corners as tight as this vehicle can handle them.
But be warned: tall passengers in back might want out before they reach their destination – because although speedy, there ain’t much room behind like its namesake X1 sibling has to offer!
All the cool kids have a BMW 2 Series, but even they know that these cars take an unexpected hit in value after five years on the road. Despite its stellar performance and durability, you can expect to get nearly $27,388 when reselling – as long as it’s been well taken care of!