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15 Cars That Retain Their Value

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 CarsDirect 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%





3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The 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 Network

Select 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 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.

Step 3 Complete my Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
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Gregg Fidan 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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