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The 10 slowest-depreciating cars of 2017

Want your next car to hold on to as much of its value as possible? You'll need to buy one of these

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1. Lotus Elise 1.8 Convertible

List price: Β£37,150

Depreciation after year 1: Β£35,250 (Β£94.9%)

Depreciation after year 2: Β£29,000 (78.1%)

Depreciation after year 3: Β£23,800 (64.1%)

The Elise is a very British sports car – small, light, powerful and (relatively) cheap to buy. It's also great fun to drive, with accurate steering and grip which gives even the most timid driver the confidence to go faster. It's still one of the best sports cars around and, if depreciation is your biggest concern, a great way to limit your losses.

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Lotus Elise

What Car? SaysRated 3 out of 5
Owners sayRated 4 out of 5

A proper sports car, full of sensation. The Lotus Elise demands dedication for day-to-day use, but it’s worth the effort.