Luxury Cars With The WORST Resale Value

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Why would you buy a new car and take a huge loss the second you drive it off the lot, when you could just wait a couple years and get one used for 50% off or more? Yeah, our homie depreciation has us covered! You can get a beautiful, fast, and fresh luxury car for under half what they were new! 

This list of luxury rides have all lost major value in their first few years. And some of the cars on this list have lost over 6 figures! I’m going to let you in on some major deals! Now, get ready to appreciate these vehicles… or should I say depreciate? Let’s go!

2015 Maserati Quattroporte GTS – Everyday Italian!

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We all know Maserati makes some high-end Italian sports cars. But did you know you can now get a lightly used 2015 Quattroporte GTS for the price of a brand new Camry? That’s right! The Maserati Quattroporte is the Italian stallion four-door that you can afford!

The interior overflows with leather and fine materials, typical of luxury cars at this price. But what ain’t typical is that screaming 4.7-liter Italian Ferarri V8! Take a listen! And the only thing crazier than that sound is the depreciation on these bad boys.

The Quattroporte took a huge hit in price. 2015 Quattroportes that started at $148,000 brand new have lost almost 80% of their value within 5 years! Yikes! That’s over $110,000 lost! And because the first owner was some old rich dude, you can find these with close to no problems. But, be wary, if a problem arises, it’s going to really cost you.

But if you want to brave the potential problems, we found a gorgeous white Quattroporte with under 60,000 miles for $39,000. A six-figure Italian sports car for under $40,000? Sign me up!

But hey, I get it, maybe this thing is too sports car and not enough luxury car. Well, if that’s the case, I got you covered. If you want to take a dip into real luxury, take a look at the BMW 750i.

2015 BMW 7 Series – A Bummer Bimmer

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These 7 Series are no joke! With unmatched ride quality, sheik interior with wood and leather, and top-of-the-line German luxury and technology. But, just know, if you’re getting a 7 Series, you’re not going to get any kind of sports car.

All of the trims have strong engines, but this thing is a boat. So, handling is not the best, and that air suspension can’t even keep up with the curves.

But, if you do a lot of commuting, and not a lot of spirited driving, these make for a great option, along with maybe one of the best active cruise control systems available, that even works in start-and-stop traffic. And that’s a good thing, because with the 2015 7 Series, you’re getting massaging seats that might lull you to sleep as your cruise control does the hard work for you.

What’s the price on these now? You can’t even compete with the value. Brand new, a top-of-the-line 7 Series cost upwards of $90,000. However, with our homie depreciation, we can knock the price all the way down. We found a gorgeous white 740i for only $26,000 with under 60,000 miles. Yeah, that’s right, within 5 years, the 7 Series has lost 69% of its value.

Seriously, that means that this Bimmer lost $60,000 in the last 5 years. That’s a bummer. See what I did there?

Even though you’ll stay planted, this BMW is only rear-wheel drive. This next car, though, won’t lose traction, but it definitelyMotori loses value. We’re talking the Audi A6.

2015 Audi A6 – Quattro!

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With a perfect mix of handling, comfort, and luxury, the Audi A6 works to fulfill all of your driving needs. With that legendary Quattro all-wheel drive system, which was developed in Group B rallying, it can take whatever you might throw at it.

Curvy road? Quattro will grip you through those turns. Need to do a quick pull in the rain? Quattro doesn’t let you ever spin out. Snow and ice? Quattro doesn’t know the word “wheel spin”. Whatever the case, Quattro has got your back.

It’s really hard to find a better all-wheel drive luxury car that isn’t an Audi, and with that interior, it’s at the crossroad of class and sophistication, with wood on the dash and technology to beat most cars twice the price. This Audi is a killer deal.

And the whole reason it’s on this list is because it depreciated hard, with a fully-loaded one costing well above $55,000 brand new. But today, just 5 years later, the A6 has lost 65% of its value! You can snag yourself a deal and grab one for $30,000 off! Sounds like a pretty great deal to me!

I found a gorgeous white Audi A6 Premium Plus for $16,000! All-wheel drive luxury that will satisfy all your driving needs. And to think this is as much as a new Honda Civic is just mind boggling!

Speaking of Hondas, those luxury Acuras are pretty freaking nice deals. So, we have one for you guys that you can buy right now! The Acura RLX!

2015 Acura RLX – RoLeX?

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This flagship luxury sedan has all of that VIP car swagger for a fraction of the price. You get a smooth ride, great reliability, and tons of technology. Four-wheel steering, lane-keep assist, surround-view backup camera, even a neighboor-waking 14-speaker sound system. This thing is loaded!

And putting you down the freeway is a poweful yet efficient 3.5-liter V6 hybrid engine with 380 horsepower. That’s more than enough power to make you smile while taking this thing on the backroads. However, if you just want to chill, the hybrid engine can even deactivate cylinders to save on fuel, which can come in clutch when you go on long road trips.

I think what I like the most about the RLX is that it braves its German competitors with its laundry list of high-tech features, for a very competitive price, coming fully-loaded at $55,000 brand spanking new. Most luxury brands have their base model at that price point!

Unfortunately,this great price cant save it from depreciation. Within only 5 years, the RLX has lost 65% of its value. Yikes! That’s $30,000 lost within 5 years. I would not want to buy this car new. That’s just sad.

But what’s not sad is that right now these can easily be found under $20,000, like the loaded RLX we found for just $20,000! If you want reliable luxury, the RLX is your choice. Maybe thats what it stands for… “Reliable LuXury”? I don’t know.

What I do know, however, is that if you want a similar deal, go ahead and grab a used Kia K900.

2015 Kia K900 – Kias Are Good Now?

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I mean, I’ve got to admit, Kia has been popping off lately with the Stinger. When it dropped in 2018, it made waves as a BMW-killer for its performance and features, at a sliver of the price. Many people thought that was the only car that Kia put out that competed with the luxury big boys.

But no, back in 2013, they released the K900 with the mission statement of true luxury on a budget. This thing is full of features like digital dash, heads-up display, and leather with wood trim plastered around the interior. That interior is pretty. It looks like something you would find in a S-Class Mercedes. And that’s the point!

But the holy grail of this car? Under the hood is a 5.0-liter V8. Yeah, a V8 in a Kia! They made a killer luxury car, but unfortunately, sales never took off, with people not willing to drop upwards of $50,000 on a Kia.

So, luckily, our boy depreciation brought it down for us. Everybody say thank you, because you can find a V8 K900 for just under $19,000! This is a banger of a deal! A V8 luxury car with a ton of features for the same price as a Corolla? Yeah, let’s do it!

But, let’s be real, the K900 and a lot of other cars on this list are competing with Mercedes. So, why not take a look at a real one? Like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class!

2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Depr-E-Ciation Class

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The E-Class has been around for ages as the bridge between luxury and everyday comfort. And any body style you want, they have. Want an all-wheel drive wagon E-Class? Here you go. Want a coupe E-Class with rear-wheel drive? Here you go. Or even if you want just a sedan E-Class, Mercedes has you covered.

But with whatever body style or drive type you chose, know you’re getting pure luxury. I’m talking leather, wood, and metal everywhere, lots of safety technology, and even commuter features like adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist. This thing can almost drive itself!

But, if you want to do some spirited driving, let me tell you, the E-Class stays planted, and the V6 engines you get are more than enough to put a smile on your face. Seriously, taking turns in this thing is a blast. It’s effortless!

But, the most surprising thing on the E-Class are the massive depreciation dips, with the E-Class easily getting into the $60,000 dollar range. The value over the past 5 years has gone down 60%! This Mercedes has lost almost $40,000 in the last 5 years! That’s not what you want.

But what you do want is a used one. That’s for sure! And get all the fruits of a German luxury superstar without the atrocious cost. I found a sport sedan in a clean-looking brown color for right under $19,000! Wow! I know for a fact that I’m never buying another luxury car new again.

Brad Danger
Mr. Danger loves cars, finance and living the Ideal Lifestyle!
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