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5 New Cars You Should Avoid

April 11, 2013

Although most adore the new car smell, one thing that keeps many from purchasing a brand new car is depreciation - the fact that once you drive that new car off the lot, the value automatically drops quickly and will keep going from there.

However, not every car depreciates the same - some lose their value faster, while others burn it at a slower rate.
Bankrate.com has recently revealed a list of the five cars that depreciate the most along with some alternatives that may hold their value a bit longer.

On the list - the 2012 Kia Sedona LX, 2013 Chevrolet Impala LT, 2012 Jeep Liberty Limited Sport, 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium, and 2013 Jaguar XJ.

As always, I recommend you use the free CarWoo Deal Finder when buying or leasing a new car - to make sure you don't get hit with severe depreciation.

VehicleMSRPDepreciation Over 5 Years Better AlternativeMSRPDepreciation Over 5 Years
2012 Kia Sedona LX$24,900$17,7302012 Honda Odyssey$28,375$14,768
2013 Chevrolet Impala LT$27,385$17,9832013 Toyota Camry L 4DR Sedan$22,235$9,688
2012 Jeep Liberty Limited Sport 2WD$23,395$15,239Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X2 AT$26,115$8,113
2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium RWD$22,349$14,3792013 Mini Cooper Countryman$22,000$10,210
2013 Jaguar XJ AWD$76,700$52,0142013 Porsche Panamera$80,450$41,988

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- Gregg Fidan

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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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