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Cars With the Highest Resale Value
July 25, 2013Let's face it -- when you're buying a new car, the last thing you're thinking about is whether the resale value of the car is going to hold up if you decide to sell it in a few years.
However, a car is an asset and you want it to retain its value so if you do decide to sell t in a few years, you don't feel like you got short changed. BankRate.com recently put together a list of the top six vehicles with the highest resale value. On their list are the Honda Fit, Hyundai Azera, and Toyota FJ Cruiser.
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Top 6 Cars With Best Resale Value After 3 Years
|Vehicle||MSRP||KBB Resale Value||ALG Resale Value|
|Toyota FJ Cruiser||$27,030||76.0%||61.8%|
|Lexus GS 350||$47,250||63.0%||52.4%|
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- Gregg Fidan
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