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Subaru Chosen as Brand with Best Resale Value

November 25, 2010

Resale ValueWhen it comes to retaining value, Subaru is the brand to watch.

Subaru won ALG's Mainstream Brand Residual Value Award.

Three of its models also received individual segment awards from ALG: the Legacy, Forester, and the Outback.

ALG's awards recognize vehicles in each segment that are predicted to retain the highest percentage of their MSRP after a three-year period. Infiniti took the award for luxury brands.

Subaru also took 2011 Best Retail Brand honors in Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value Awards.

Kelley's award recognizes current and forthcoming vehicles for their projected retained value five years from now. Kelley also named Subaru Outback a Top 10 Best Resale Model. BMW was Kelley's top luxury brand.

Many car buyers don't consider the full cost of owning a car. Resale value can make a big difference so it's important to consider it in your car buying decisions.

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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