New Cars With Terrible Depreciation
The typical new car loses about 20% of its value after the first 12 months of ownership. The best models will only lose about 5-10%, but on the other hand, some vehicles can lose as much as 35%.
Forbes this week created a list of the 12 worst cars when it comes to first-year depreciation. The Fiat 500L ranked worst, with a drop in value of 34.6%. See the full list below to see which new vehicles you may want to avoid (or at least get a huge discount on).
12 New Cars With the Worst Depreciation
|Vehicle||% Loss||$ Loss|
|Mercedes Benz C250||34.30%||$15,247|
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