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Car price guide Parker's has produced its latest depreciation lists for cars in the UK. It's probably of most use if you're shopping at the lower-priced end of the car spectrum, since a straight-up comparison would be pointless. Seven of the 10 cars with the least depreciation are Japanese, headed by the Honda Jazz, and all of them are small. Five of the 10 cars with the greatest depreciation, headed by the Maybach 57S, are English, and none of them are cheap.

Parker's doesn't break the list down into model trims, but the least expensive Honda Jazz on Honda's UK site goes for £11,058 on-the-road (OTR). With 10,000 miles on the odo it will lose £1,379 in value a year later, or 12.5 percent of its value. A Maybach 57S goes for £297,945 OTR, and Parker's says it drops by £127,526 a year later after 10K miles, or 43 percent. If, however, you've spent £400,000 on a car after adding special features, you probably have better things to think about than your fleet's depreciation.

At the other end of the least depreciating vehicles is the Mitsubishi i, which loses £2,271 after a year, a slightly whopping 25 percent. That is almost as bad as the Ferrari F430, which does the 'best' on the most depreciating list, losing 'just' £37,188, or 27 percent. Back to that Maybach 57S for a moment, though: a dealer in Surrey has a used one for sale, with 10,000 miles, for £249,990. Perhaps he doesn't read Parker's?

[Source: Parker's via Gizmag]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Having exotics depreciate dramatically isn't too surprising, but I would have liked to see a list of larger volume cars that depreciated. On the other end, I'm sure some very rare exotics, actually appreciated in value.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why can't we get those wheels on our base Fit?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Personally if I'm stuck with one car for 3-5 years, I want to enjoy it, whether it's worth a bit more at the end or not. If driving were simply a mathematical calculation we would all drive a Camry...while I have nothing against that car, I'm glad there are so many more choices out there, even if some drop in value like rocks. I buy used, so the options are great!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ditto.

        If getting rid of a car is the main thing I want to do with it, I'll buy a Honda...
      • 5 Years Ago
      These absolute value lost numbers are meaningless. How about as a percentage of original sales price ?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Can you read? It appears not.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Maybach seems to have been quite a flop.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can someone explain why is it that exotics/expensive cars depreciate so fast?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Cars have a high resale value when people want to be used ones. The customers buying exotics and high end luxury cars typically want a new one so there isn't much of a market (demand) for used ones.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Why would people who have that kind of money care?
      • 5 Years Ago
      "At the other end of the least depreciating vehicles is the Mitsubishi i, which loses £2,271 after a year, a slightly whopping 25 percent."---------------------I Miev is not on sale yet in UK.

      http://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/range/
        • 5 Years Ago
        The iMiev is not the only i.
      • 5 Years Ago
      RX8 is a car that depreciates incredibly quick but not as quickly as it's motor! =O
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'll give you the car drops in value like a rock, but the engine is covered by an 8 year, 100,000 mile warranty...not bad I'd say.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great to know, should I ever relocate to the UK and need to buy a used car?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is it too hard for you to imagine that people outside of America read this blog?
        If this article isn't for you, just don't read it, it even says UK in the title so you don't have much of an excuse.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd be a little wary of these figures. Parkers is published through newsagents and book stores and is aimed at the general public. However, when the general public tries to use Parkers to buy a used car they're generally disappointed as the trade uses Glass's guide which is often very different.
      • 5 Years Ago
      >Back to that Maybach 57S for a moment, though: a dealer in Surrey has a used one for sale, with 10,000 miles, for £249,990. Perhaps he doesn't read Parker's?

      Dealers of expensive automobiles don't really look at Parker's KBB values all that much. I remember seeing a Porsche Cayman S with all the performance options used. MSRP new would've been $70K. It was 2 years old, and the dealer wanted $60K. That is, as long as someone came along and thought $60K was a fair price.

      The guy offered it to me for $44K if I'd take it that day.

      So regarding the Maybach, you don't start at 170,000 GBP. You start at 250,000, and let the uneducated buyer "win" and think he got a great deal.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the maybach is an all around idiotic car.
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