The best cars for depreciation - and the worst

Claire Evans reveals which models will still be worth a pretty penny when it’s time to sell them – and which are bottomless money pits...

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By far the biggest expense of almost any new car will be depreciation. That’s the amount of value it starts to lose from the moment
you drive it away from the showroom.

To help you choose a model that won’t put a massive hole in your finances, we’ve used our residual value data to reveal the
10 models that hold on to the highest percentage of their original price in the first three years, and the 10 that retain the least.
All figures are based on the trade-in value for an example that has covered 36,000 miles.

Let's start with the slowest depreciating cars:

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