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Cars with the worst depreciation after three years of ownership

That means they could be attractive buys on the used market

Some cars lost half their initial value after just three years of ownership. Find out which cars depreciate the fastest, and why they could be great deals on the used car market.

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Tesla ends Resale Value Guarantee program

Things changed July 1.

Tesla's Resale Value Guarantee program ended July 1, 2016. The program gave customers a buyback price for their new Model S after 36 months.

How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Vehicle

It’s never too early to start thinking about resale value.

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First used Tesla Model X offered with an $80k markup

Who Needs To Wait In A Pesky Waiting List, Anyway?

Brand new Tesla Model X Owner questions the need for an electric SUV. Doesn't question big price bump.

5 Essential Things to Know About Selling a Car

Whether you just want something new or you’re tired of seeing it sit there unused, selling a car is likely to cross everyone’s mind at some point.

How to Get the Highest Resale Value for Your Car

When it’s time to turn in the old reliable runner you’ve driven for years in exchange for a nice, shiny new car, you’re going to want to get the best possible return on your investment.

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Used Nissan Leafs had biggest residual value drop in March

Trend Echoes New-Car Demand Pace For Electric Vehicle

Nissan Leaf used-car sale prices plunged during the first quarter, while overall used-car prices rose.

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Audi A3 E-Tron Sportback already getting residual value love

Audi's Plug-In Hybrid Will Have the Best Resale Value Among Compacts

Audi's A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid will keep almost 60 percent of its residual value after four years, according to Auto Bild.

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Subaru and Lexus top ALG 2012 Residual Value Awards

ALG has released its annual Resale Value Awards. For 2012, Subaru took home the home the honor of being the top mainstream brand, while Lexus nabbed the top luxury automaker designation. ALG says that once again, Japanese automakers have performed better than their American and European counterparts when it comes to resale. Of the 21 total ALG awards, 11 went to Japanese manufacturers, though Audi bucked that trend by being the single automaker to take home the most awards. Domestic manufacturer

Toyota tops Kelley Blue Book best resale value awards

According to the experts-of-such-things at Kelley Blue Book, the average vehicle will only retain about 35 percent of its original value after the initial five-year ownership period, often making depreciation the greatest expense incurred by drivers over that time period. That's a hefty chunk of change to be sure, so a vehicle's anticipated resale value should be of prime concern when shopping for your next car or truck.

Toyota's residual values seen falling more than competitors

One of the strongest selling points that Japanese brand vehicles like Toyota and Honda have had going for them over the past decade or two has been the stronger resale values that have resulted from perceived higher quality. While increased depreciation doesn't matter much to people who buy their vehicles and keep them for more than a few years, it does hurt manufacturers. In recent years, a large portion of those pricey trucks and SUVs have been leased, where the monthly payments are largely ba

NADA: Luxury segment has the worst depreciation

Spend more for the cutting edge of luxury and style, and you could wind up taking a larger whack than most when it's time to trade in that sled. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is reporting that premium luxury vehicles actually have the highest annual depreciation rate. The reason for the stone-dropping value is that luxury car buyers tend to want the latest and greatest. The preference for the next big thing leads to owners turning in their current cars faster than people who

Will nickel-based batteries harm hybrid resale prices?

In pretty much all of the past markets where nickel-based batteries were replaced by lithium-based batteries, the resale value of the nickel-based models takes a sharp nosedive when the lithium models hit the market. Will this same thing happen with hybrid automobiles equipped with the older battery technology? It's hard to say, considering that power tools and laptops are so different than cars, but it may be a cause for concern if some car makers continue pressing on with nickel technology whi

Used SUV sales also slammed by low consumer interest

While sales of fuel-efficient cars and even small SUVs have been up, Americans who previously purchased mid-sized to large SUVs are finding it increasing difficult to sell individually or even trade them at dealerships.