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12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« on: December 04, 2016, 07:02:32 AM »
http://www3.forbes.com/business/12-new-cars-with-the-worst-one-year-resale-values/2/

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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2016, 08:46:01 AM »
Did you just buy one of those then?

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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2016, 10:00:42 AM »
Did you just buy one of those then?

no, absolutely not.


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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 12:59:32 AM »
What does this prove - other than our cousins across the pond have no taste .. :chuckle:

There's a reason why over half those models are not on sale in the UK..

The Fiat 500 is one of the better super Minis in Europe and holds it price, well, here !

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/picturegalleries/9171166/Top-20-cars-that-depreciate-the-least.html?frame=2179329

I guess the US is still a good place to buy a used Fiat /Jag / Merc, then .. :)




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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2016, 03:01:05 AM »
Moby, never one to let fact get in the way of his need to assuage his ennui!

The car in the list provided by Confederate Fiat 500l is a different car to the one you indicated, the Fiat 500 Abarth (I assume that you were actually referring to the whole range rather than just the popular, slow depreciating 'sporty' variant to which you linked?). They are a two different size classes, different platforms, different market segments and one is much more popular than the other. Guess which one is the less popular?  :'(

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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 04:00:58 AM »
Moby, never one to let fact get in the way of his need to assuage his ennui!

The car in the list provided by Confederate Fiat 500l is a different car to the one you indicated, the Fiat 500 Abarth (I assume that you were actually referring to the whole range rather than just the popular, slow depreciating 'sporty' variant to which you linked?). They are a two different size classes, different platforms, different market segments and one is much more popular than the other. Guess which one is the less popular?  :'(
As I didn't know how much Fiat does here in NL, I checked on a major second hand car-sales website.

All Fiat-500's here 4 year old , sell for 33% less than their new value, which is exactly on-par with what the american website claimed.
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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 05:38:55 AM »
Moby, never one to let fact get in the way of his need to assuage his ennui!

The car in the list provided by Confederate Fiat 500l is a different car to the one you indicated, the Fiat 500 Abarth (I assume that you were actually referring to the whole range rather than just the popular, slow depreciating 'sporty' variant to which you linked?). They are a two different size classes, different platforms, different market segments and one is much more popular than the other. Guess which one is the less popular?  :'(

The report in the Telegraph posted by the honourable member is about 5 years old...

What does that tell us and other readers???

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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 05:59:35 AM »
Well, spotted, I missed that.

My mistake - I should know by now that everything from moby needs to be checked for honesty.  :'(

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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2016, 07:54:58 AM »
The member Andrew asked if I had purchased one of those and the answer is no. I hope my next car will be a BMW 5 series which I hope to pick up used by a party desperate to sell.  I especially like the BMW M series but could not afford a new one so hope perhaps to pick up a decent used 5 series, preferable manual transmission.

Perhaps by the time I'm done fixing it up it will be similar to the one used by Jason in the first "the Transporter" movie.  >:(


http://www.thetransportermovie.net/the-car

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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2016, 08:46:37 AM »
The member Andrew asked if I had purchased one of those and the answer is no. I hope my next car will be a BMW 5 series which I hope to pick up used by a party desperate to sell.  I especially like the BMW M series but could not afford a new one so hope perhaps to pick up a decent used 5 series, preferable manual transmission.

Perhaps by the time I'm done fixing it up it will be similar to the one used by Jason in the first "the Transporter" movie.  >:(


http://www.thetransportermovie.net/the-car
If you do a second-hand M-series, I can recommend the E60, excellent build quality. I now drive a 3-series E46 (not M) and its also golden.

To get your dreams going:
http://www.bmwblog.com/2016/06/08/video-dinan-stroked-bmw-e60-m5-sounds-brutal/

Btw, the transporter used a 7-series, not a 5er.
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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2016, 09:07:17 AM »
My Boomer will be getting sold in a few weeks. It has served me well. It was my first 3 series and will be the last.

If you want to emulate the great Jason Statham I think you'll need a 7 series. Lovely car. In the movie it was a 1998 750iL but they referred to it as a 735 for marketing reasons.

I am a believer in old cars. My car is of the same vintage as Jason's, but smaller, slower and much less cool. On the other hand I have enjoyed cruising down the autobahn in the oldest car for many miles.

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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2016, 09:41:46 AM »
I have a 3series M. I won't buy another as I find it somewhat underpowered. Ok for cruising but not too good if a quick spurt of speed is needed.
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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2016, 09:49:59 AM »

The report in the Telegraph posted by the honourable member is about 5 years old...

What does that tell us and other readers???

It tells us that even Gypo can be correct - sometimes.. 

the CORRECT link

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/picturegalleries/9171166/Top-20-cars-that-depreciate-the-least.html

Fiat 500C - STILL in the top 20 at no.11 ;)

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Re: 12 New Cars with the worst Resale
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2016, 10:22:30 AM »
The member Andrew asked if I had purchased one of those and the answer is no. I hope my next car will be a BMW 5 series which I hope to pick up used by a party desperate to sell.  I especially like the BMW M series but could not afford a new one so hope perhaps to pick up a decent used 5 series, preferable manual transmission.

Perhaps by the time I'm done fixing it up it will be similar to the one used by Jason in the first "the Transporter" movie.  >:(


http://www.thetransportermovie.net/the-car
If you do a second-hand M-series, I can recommend the E60, excellent build quality. I now drive a 3-series E46 (not M) and its also golden.

To get your dreams going:
http://www.bmwblog.com/2016/06/08/video-dinan-stroked-bmw-e60-m5-sounds-brutal/

Btw, the transporter used a 7-series, not a 5er.

Yes, I know that. I did in fact look at the link I posted. I am only saying I would like to take a cheap used BMW 5 series and work on it till it was at the point that it had the kind of power and balance that the Transporter car had. Where he knew exactly how much weight his car could hold yet still get the kind of performance he wanted. 

I know a mechanic from Germany who specializes in taking a stock engine and rebuilding it to where it has more power than an M 5 series engine, changing suspension and changing the exhaust.

BTW thanks for the link; very cool!!!