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15 Cars That Retain Their Value

November 5, 2015

When purchasing a new vehicle, a lot of people don't think about how well it will retain its value years from now. However, this is something you need to pay attention to if you want to maximize savings.

Forbes recently released a list of the 15 vehicles that retained the most value over the last 3 years. At the very top of the list is the Toyota FJ Cruiser, which held on to 91.5 percent of its original value after three years. Other vehicles on the list include the Ram 3500, Subaru Impreza, and Honda Ridgeline. When buying a new car, you may want to consider these models (especially if you intend to sell the vehicle in 3 or 4 years).

I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see the lowest prices being offered in your local area.

RankVehicle% Original Value Retained After 3 Years
1Toyota FJ Cruiser91.5%
2Toyota Tacoma75.6%
3Toyota 4Runner72.0%
4Ram 350066.1%
5Subaru Impreza65.7%
6Toyota Tundra65.3%
7Subaru Forester64.7%
8Toyota Highlander64.7%
9Toyota Sequoia63.7%
10Honda Ridgeline62.5%

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar and Edmunds are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- 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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