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The 4x4s that depreciate slowest
Industry valuation specialist Glass’s has taken note of the calendar and decided the impending arrival of winter is a good time to check out 4x4 pricing. This list is its top 10 selection of SUVs that have held their value best over the past three years – great to know if you’re looking to buy and want to get the most out of your investment.
All of the used values quoted are trade-in prices at three years and 37,000 miles, according to Glass’s. Can you guess which off-roader loses the least money over this time? You might be surprised. Here’s the list in reverse order…
Most and least reliable used 4x4s and SUVs
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Buy a horse it goes anywhere
Cheap to run
Pulls most things
Vet bills a bit on the dear side however get a plan and its ok
Exhast can smell but look on the good side the waste does wonders in the garden
By far the best 4x4
I would say to anyone who thinks they want a 4x4 but don't know which one to go for-----buy a few copies of of REAL off road magazines ie 4x4 mag and land rover and land rover international and find out from the experts what they rate and why.
You'll find that their opinions are much more informed than those of main steam car mags who really don't know what to look for or how to measure a 4x4's ability.
You may not need a real 4x4 but there's nothing worse than thinking your shiny new suv can cope with anything and finding out the hard way that it falls at the first hurdle.
Personally I wouldn't recognise most of these cars as a 4x4 suitable for off roading. I have a 300 tdi defender which is wonderful, but as far as holding value is concerned, how about my 40 years Range Rover? Still looks great and still does the job. Most of these shiny cars won't be around in 40 years let alone as a working 4x4.
On road: surely ESP means you don't need a 4x4?
I think I saw it in a car mag as the cheapest to repair per mile (figures by one of the large hire companies if I recall correctly)
They seem to cost plenty to buy in the 2nd hand market as well so must have good residual value
Thanks to Peter McNally for the info on all terraine tyers--that's good but mud tyers won't help you in snow.OK so people who live and work in towns and cities don't need 4x4's because the roads are smooth, salted and gritted but then they don't need 170 mph sports cars either in 30 or 40 speed limits.
So where do you draw the line
We need 4x4's out where I live 20 miles from the nearest town they don't clear snow in lanes and backroads. Last year those of us with 4x4's were taking hot meals to the elderly, getting people to the doctor and for three weeks picking up our own post where the van (on snow tyers) couldn't get through;
we don't all drive £80;000 Range Rovers but 4x4's that have a job to do and we need them.
Alan Hardy is right. The Hilux has been around forever, why? It's virtually bullet proof. I live in Thailand for a lot of the year driving a Fortuner SUV based on the Hilux. This vehicle and the vast amount of Hilux/Vigo's over here speak volumes about the legendary performance and long life of these vehicles some of which go round the clock 3 times! still carrying ridiculous loads over really awful terrain.
By the way - I don't have any connection with the manufacturer.
i have a mitsubishi **** that is 21 years old and not a spot of rust
pulls a caravan no sweat
i love my mitzy.
i would of thought the land rover defender would of been on this list
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