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2011 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards [Hint: No Government Motors cars..]
Kelley Blue Book ^ | 11/19/2010 | Kelley Blue Book

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at kbb.com ...


TOPICS: Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: gm; governmentmotors; toyota; toyotafjcruiser

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.

1 posted on 11/17/2010 2:34:03 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: AdamBomb

2011 Best Brand: Subaru

I own 2 Foresters.


2 posted on 11/17/2010 2:35:44 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: AdamBomb

Dear Mr. Obama,

How did that Toyota bashing thing work out for you and the unions?

Sincerely,

Mr. Jet Contrails


3 posted on 11/17/2010 2:37:58 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: AdamBomb

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?


4 posted on 11/17/2010 2:39:32 PM PST by Grunthor (Touch my junk and Ill knock you the f**k out)
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To: Uncle Miltie

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.


5 posted on 11/17/2010 2:41:13 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: AdamBomb

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.


6 posted on 11/17/2010 2:41:18 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Grunthor

A Tacoma.


7 posted on 11/17/2010 2:42:28 PM PST by brewcrew
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To: AdamBomb

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.


8 posted on 11/17/2010 2:42:47 PM PST by databoss
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To: Uncle Miltie

I own 2 FJ Cruisers. Love them.


9 posted on 11/17/2010 2:42:47 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: brewcrew

I like those.


10 posted on 11/17/2010 2:43:23 PM PST by Grunthor (Touch my junk and Ill knock you the f**k out)
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To: AdamBomb

My 97 land cruiser with lockers...will run over fj...


11 posted on 11/17/2010 2:45:22 PM PST by databoss
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To: Grunthor

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.


12 posted on 11/17/2010 2:46:06 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Uncle Miltie

2001 Forester with 176K, no rust, and just broken in. Mechanic says I’m good for 300K.


13 posted on 11/17/2010 2:46:35 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: databoss
"My 97 land cruiser with lockers...will run over fj..."

Land Cruisers are absolutely excellent, but boy they are pricey nowadays - I bought my first FJ for only 26K and it was as loaded as FJ's can be [which doesn't mean a whole lot...] FJ's can take a beating. But I wish they'd have a V8 option.

14 posted on 11/17/2010 2:49:00 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: AdamBomb

They keep their value because they are hard to find used.

Just wish they made a four door version.


15 posted on 11/17/2010 2:54:36 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: AdamBomb

Pfftt! My ‘88 GMC Suburban is priceless.


16 posted on 11/17/2010 2:56:05 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Grunthor
If you like Tacomas, check this out (the Tacoma is called the Hilux in other parts of the world):

Killing A Toyota

17 posted on 11/17/2010 3:06:29 PM PST by brewcrew
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To: Inyo-Mono

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.


18 posted on 11/17/2010 3:26:37 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: AdamBomb
Forget resale value. In 1999 I bought a 2000 Hyundai Elantra Wagon that now has 180K miles on the odo and is still going strong.

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.

19 posted on 11/17/2010 3:32:30 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Grunthor

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?

Honda Ridgeline - bought one in 2006, have put 93000 miles on it so far.


20 posted on 11/17/2010 3:40:01 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Don't blame me, I voted for the hot chick and the old guy!)
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To: AdamBomb
I drive a 1976 Olds Custom Cruiser. The sticker new was $5500. I could sell today for between $10k and $12k. That's about 100% resale over cost. Does Kelley factor in inflation or the collapse of the dollar? How about what the Cash for Clunkers did to the used car market. Buying for resale is a total gamble. Buy what you want and can afford.


21 posted on 11/17/2010 3:47:55 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Sorry for Orson clapping. That was from last post about Pelosi being the new leader of the losers. Here is the appropriate Pic.


22 posted on 11/17/2010 3:50:06 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Grunthor

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.


23 posted on 11/17/2010 3:54:32 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: TomGuy

“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.


24 posted on 11/17/2010 4:00:10 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: rj45mis

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.


25 posted on 11/17/2010 4:10:42 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: AdamBomb

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.


26 posted on 11/17/2010 4:35:27 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: rj45mis

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.


27 posted on 11/18/2010 7:52:32 AM PST by Grunthor (Touch my junk and Ill knock you the f**k out)
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