Maybach is – once again – no more. But before Mercedes pulled the plug on the über luxury brand its gargantuan cars did have the distinction of suffering from the highest depreciation of any new car sold. How bad a hit did the 1 per-centers who bought the cars take? Well, according to statistics at the time, almost 40% of its half-mill price tag the first year. Sure, that may be tip money to a Dubai potentate, but it still must burn, especially to Daimler Benz who saw the competing Rolls Royce drop by a less precipitous 24% in its first year of being a used car.
The nice thing about all that is that it only affects the really stinkin’ rich, and who doesn’t like to see them get screwed every now and then? But what about the rest of us, how can we all avoid getting bent over when driving off the lot? Truth be told, there’s probably few among us who would buy a car new, as any form of depreciation is a taint that’s not easily Simonized off of your ride. Yep, used cars are where it’s at.
But as a public service for those without the means to buy used, or who just gotta’ have the latest Camustastovette, what cars do you think should be avoided at all costs, because of the costs? What do you think are – financially speaking – the worst cars or trucks to buy new right now?
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