7. Peugeot 508 2.0 BlueHDi 150 GT Line
List price: £29,365
Depreciation after year 1: £18,415 (62.7%)
Depreciation after year 2: £20.290 (69.1%)
Depreciation after year 3: £21,840 (74.4%)
The traditional big family saloon market, which the 508 competes in, has been shrinking for years, as people increasingly opt for smaller but more prestigious alternatives such as the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. The fact that this 2.0-litre diesel GT Line version of the 508 costs almost £30,000 to buy further reduces its desirability.
6. Peugeot 308 1.6 Blue HDi 100 Active
List price: £19,770
Depreciation after year 1: £12,670 (64.1%)
Depreciation after year 2: £13,670 (69.1%)
Depreciation after year 3: £14,770 (74.7%)
Next up is another Peugeot, the 308. Poor rear leg room and a fiddly infotainment system ensure it's not among the class leaders, but it also has strengths, including frugal engines, a smart interior and a huge boot. Just make sure you negotiate a big discount, if you're interested, to help offset its heavy depreciation.
5. Fiat Punto 1.4 Pop+
List price: £12,275
Depreciation after year 1: £8150 (66.4%)
Depreciation after year 2: £8825 (71.9%)
Depreciation after year 3: £9425 (76.8%)
The current Punto was introduced way back in 2005, and a couple of updates since then haven't stopped it feeling its age. Whichever version you go for you'll have to put up with lots of body roll and a choppy ride, plus it's noisy and has an awkward driving position. Given the huge number of brilliant small cars on sale today, the only surprise is that it's not even further down this list.
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