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Volkswagen Golf: 66% retained value
The moment you buy a new car you have to be prepared to take a big hit on depreciation. It's a fact. But what if you wanted to try and cushion the blow as much as possible? Here are the top 10 cars, according to Glass's Guide, that hold onto their value best after three years of ownership.
Ah, the trusty VW Golf. You know when you buy VW's benchmark hatchback that you're going to be left with something that will readily sell on three years down the line - which benefits used values. In ubiquitous 2.0-litre TDI diesel guise, the Golf will hold 66% of its purchase price.
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From a man who KNOWS !.
The LEAST depreciating car is an older model, kept in good usable condition, where they reach a levelling off low plateau and if still looked after, will start to rise in value again.
Another even better deal is an untidy machine that you are prepared to detail and spend some TLC on. These go UP in value quite quickly.
Or you can buy a newer car from this list and watch it depreciate, consoling yourself that it just loses money slower than the other money pits.
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