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Top 12 Fastest Depreciating Cars

It's a sinking feeling many new car buyers are well aware of, the knowledge that your brand-new car just lost a bunch of money, just because you drove it off the lot.

According to iSeeCars.com, the typical amount of depreciation for 1-year-old cars with average miles stands at 21.2 percent. Many cars, though, lose a much higher percentage of value in their first year.

While you might want to think twice about buying one of these vehicles brand new, the depreciation could actually work in your favor if you buy a vehicle that's just one year old.

“Everybody knows that new cars depreciate the most in the first year and that different cars have different depreciation rates, but we wanted to see which used cars experienced the largest price drops compared to their new models,” said Phong Ly, iSeeCars.com CEO.

So, which cars lose value the fastest, according to iSeeCars.com? Click on the image above to find out.

Buick Regal sedan in silver
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12. Buick Regal

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $10,117
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 31.2 %
Research the 2016 Buick Regal
Chrysler 300 sedan in dark silver
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11. Chrysler 300

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $11,525
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 31.7 %
Research the 2016 Chrysler 300
Cadillac CTS
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10. Cadillac CTS

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $13,351
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 31.8 %
Research the 2016 Cadillac CTS
Fiat 500 hatchback in blue
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9. Fiat 500

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $6,099
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 31.9 %
Research the 2016 Fiat 500
The 2009 Jaguar XF sedan in light blue
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8. Jaguar XF

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $19,966
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 32.3 %
Research the 2016 Jaguar XF
2013 Lincoln MKZ at LA Auto Show
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7. Lincoln MKZ / MKZ Hybrid

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $14,177
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 33.8 %
Research the 2016 Lincoln MKZ
Nissan Maxima sedan in black
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6. Nissan Maxima

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $12,469
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 34 %
Research the 2016 Nissan Maxima
Mercedes C250 in white
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5. Mercedes-Benz C250

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $15,247
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 34.3 %
Kia Cadenza sedan in blue
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4. Kia Cadenza

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $12,940
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 34.3 %
Research the 2016 Kia Cadenza
Volvo S60 sedan in silver
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3. Volvo S60

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $14,204
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 34.4 %
Research the 2016 Volvo S60
Lincoln MKS sedan in silver
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2. Lincoln MKS

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $16,039
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 34.5 %
Research the 2016 Lincoln MKS
Fiat 500L hatchback in yellow
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1. Fiat 500L

Price Difference Over The First Year
In Dollars: $8,096
Price Difference Over The First Year In Percentage: 34.6 %
Research the 2016 Fiat 500L
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