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24 Cars with Highest Resale Values
December 5, 2013According to a recent article on Forbes.com, new cars on average kept only about 38% of their original value after five years. That's a considerable hit to your wallet if you're expecting the car you're buying now to help you purchase another one in a few years.
To help you get a better handle on what cars retain their values the best, Forbes put together a list of the 24 cars with the best resale values. On the list are models such as the Hyundai Accent, Toyota Avalon, Chevy Camaro, and Kia Soul.
If you're considering one of these high resale value vehicles, be sure to use TrueCar to compare real prices where you live.
|Hyundai Accent||Subcompact Car|
|Mazda Mazda3||Compact Car|
|Honda Accord||Midsize Car|
|Toyota Avalon||Full-Size Car|
|Chevrolet Camaro||Sports Car|
|Toyota Prius c||Alt-Fuel Vehicle|
|Kia Soul||Subcompact Utility Vehicle|
|Honda CR-V||Compact Utility Vehicle|
|Hyundai Santa Fe Sport||Midsize Utility Vehicle – 2-Row|
|Toyota Highlander||Midsize Utility Vehicle – 3-Row|
|Toyota Sequoia||Full-Size Utility Vehicle|
|Toyota FJ Cruiser||Off-Road Utility Vehicle|
|Toyota Tacoma||Midsize Pickup|
|Toyota Tundra||Full-Size Pickup|
|Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class||Premium Compact Car|
|Audi A5||Premium Midsize Car|
|Audi A6||Premium Full-Size Car|
|Porsche Panamera||Premium Executive Car|
|Chevrolet Corvette||Premium Sports Car|
|Acura RDX||Premium Compact Utility Vehicle|
|Land Rover Range Rover Sport||Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle – 2-Row|
|Audi Q7||Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle – 3-Row|
|Toyota Land Cruiser||Premium Full-Size Utility Vehicle|
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
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Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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