Top 5 Cars That Depreciate The Most

Based only on the amount of depreciation one could say that buying a new car is one of the most stupid things you could possibly do. Some cars suffer from such a monumental loss of value in their early years that for the money you lose, you could buy a very decent used car. That said, some cars depreciate more than others, the result of their desirability of course. For that reason, let’s have a look at the top 5 cars on sale in Britain that depreciate the most over 3 years.
1. Aixam Mega e-City


Depreciation over 3 years amounted to a massive 89.1%. We’re not sure if this even should be called a car?

2. Volvo S80 Saloon T6 AWD SE Lux 4dr Geartronic


This proud Swede loses much of its economic pride by depreciating a quite considerable 79.6% over 3 years.

3. Vauxhall Zafari Estate (05-) 1.6i Exclusiv 5dr


This car will probably cost you about the same amount in depreciation over 3 years as 3 years’ worth of diapers for the children you transport in it; 76.7%.

4. Peugeot 508 Saloon (11-) 1.6 VTi 120 Access 4dr EGC


The car for the traveling salesman that no traveling salesman wants to lease, let alone own. Perhaps exclusively resalable to fellow Francophiles. Which is why it depreciates an enormous 76.2% in just three years.

5. Lexus LS Saloon (12-) 460 4.6 Luxury 4dr Auto


Really, we’re surprised this well-made luxury cruiser manages to lose 75.6% of its value in just 3 years. At least the Lexus was hugely expensive to begin with.


Photo: Manufacturers + Vauxhall Zafira

About Kurt Schleier

Resident classic car enthusiast and blogger at Clickmechanic.

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