The Toyota Prius holds its value better than any other 2004 vehicle, according to the Consumer Reports depreciation ratings. But, says CR, "Good luck trying to find a used Prius." Other value-priced and fuel-economy-minded vehicles such as the Mini Cooper and Scion xB were also high on the list. Number 10 was the Honda Civic and Civic Hybrid. All of the Top Ten vehicles are Japanese or German imports. Nine of the bottom ten, says CR, are domestic brands. The numbers are calculated based on the difference between the MSRP of a 2004 model and its current value. The average depreciation is 45 percent of value.

[Source: Consumer Reports]

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