Skip to comments.2011 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards [Hint: No Government Motors cars..]
Posted on 11/17/2010 2:33:57 PM PST by AdamBomb
Everyone knows that to get a good deal on a new car, you have to negotiate a good price and secure a good financing rate. Fewer buyers consider predicted resale value in the quest to get the most for their money, but a $25,000 new car with strong resale value can actually cost less over a short three-year ownership cycle than a $20,000 car with poor resale value. The car you choose can be more important than the terms you negotiate.
The annual Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards recognize automakers' outstanding achievements in producing new vehicles that best maintain their appeal after five years of ownership. Check out the overall champions here, then find out which cars took top resale honors in the segments you're shopping.
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Toyota FJ Cruiser in the top 10 - Stick that up your arse Consumer Reports.
Also, GM and Ford didn't get a sniff....their crap depreciates faster than an Obama dollar bill.
Last bit of commentary...not one GREEN car....Basically all SUV's.
2011 Best Brand: Subaru
I own 2 Foresters.
Dear Mr. Obama,
How did that Toyota bashing thing work out for you and the unions?
Mr. Jet Contrails
Looking for a used 4 to 5 y/o pick up. In the 10k to 15k range. What can I get that wasn’t built by union labor?
I’ve got an ‘07 Legacy GT Limited wagon, great all around car, solid as a rock, love the boxer four, smooth as a V-6, very fast. Decent mileage, drives like it’s on rails but still manages to ride reasonably well. Space for dogs and stuff.
If it’d run on regular, it’d be the perfect car. Pretty darn close even with needing 91 octane.
And as I suspected, Jeep Wranglers are in the top ten. Five year-old Jeep Wrangler Rubicon’s which sold for about $25,000 new are still going for $20,000.
They were going to evaluate a Dolt but the battery ran out before it got to the test lab. Resale value? -$2000 You pay for tow and EPA disposal fee.
I own 2 FJ Cruisers. Love them.
I like those.
My 97 land cruiser with lockers...will run over fj...
A Mahindra, looks sort of like a previous generation Tacoma. Built in India. Mahindra is known much more for farm tractors, all terrain offroad utility vehicles and such, importing street legal vehicles is new for them in the US.
2001 Forester with 176K, no rust, and just broken in. Mechanic says I’m good for 300K.
They keep their value because they are hard to find used.
Just wish they made a four door version.
Pfftt! My ‘88 GMC Suburban is priceless.
I have a 2007 Jeep Patriot that has actually appreciated about $3000 in retail value.
The dealer actually sent me an email a few weeks ago wanting me to come in and trade. They were offering $500 more than the Blue Book trade-in — which would put it at about what I paid for it in early 2008.
I now keep my vehicles until they can no longer be maintained. The last vehicle I had before that was a 1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE that had 255K miles. I gave it to a paper delivery guy and it is still his work vehicle with over 300K on it.
I will be buying a used vehicle for my son now that he is getting his license.
Looking for a used 4 to 5 y/o pick up. In the 10k to 15k range. What can I get that wasnt built by union labor?
Honda Ridgeline - bought one in 2006, have put 93000 miles on it so far.
Can’t go wrong with a Toyota. I have a 2000 Tacoma and I’ll buy another one when this one finally poops its last turd.
“I have a 2007 Jeep Patriot that has actually appreciated about $3000 in retail value.”
The Patriot is one of the most expensive vehicles to own according to an article I read about a month ago. I was once offered full price for a Nissan Frontier a year and a half after I bought it. The catch was I had to purchase another Nissan. I used to sell cars and I know how the numbers work.
Yeah that dealer “trade-in offer” is one of the biggest sucker plays around. Anything to lure you into the showroom.
Chrysler is by far the weakest car company around right now. If the economy takes another leg down, they’ll likely die with Jeep being sold off to somebody.
Just saw the pricing on the new Fiats. They gotta be kidding on those.
Ford all the way.I dont like the jap stuff and I dont like the union stuff.I do have 225,000 miles on a 96 Mark VIII lincoln and I have not loved a car like this since my first car which was a 69 428 Cobra Jet Mach 1.That does go back a day or two.Besides Ford built B-24s and mitsubishi built A6M2 zeros.I wont ever forget that.
My mother bought a Toyota 4x4 truck brand new in 1993. She still drives it and it has 1,250,000 miles on it. Still fires right up. If I inherit that truck, I will never sell it. Overhaul the engine maybe but I’ll never sell.