Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    9:34 AM

GasBuddy News Article

42
votes
Kelley Blue Book identifies top 10 vehicles for resale value

GasBuddy Blog -- When we buy a new car, we usually know what features and qualities our new vehicle must have, and then it's just a matter of finding the most agreeable price and financing to fit our budget...

But, how do we know if we're getting a good deal on our trade-in?
What about residual value? According to the Wall Street Journal auto industry research and information company Kelley Blue Book says consumers can take a big financial hit if they don’t consider how much their cars will be worth when they trade them in.

To help raise buyers’ awareness of resale value, Kelley released a list of the 10 new vehicles it expects to retain the highest percentage of their original sticker prices after five years on the road.
...


Read the Full Article

Submitted Dec 21, 2012 By: PD
Category: GasBuddy Official Blog > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Kelley Blue Book identifies top 10 vehicles for resale value Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
traffic cop
Champion Author Boston

Posts:3,422
Points:1,250,545
Joined:Oct 2004
Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 1:43:14 PM

cheap is almost always a false economy.
joanne_abrahams
Rookie Author New York

Posts:73
Points:7,565
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:26:27 AM

i keep my cars until they are worthless
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,080
Points:2,392,115
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 11:42:57 AM

nogoatz: I can't remember a time when cheapo brands kept a value.
nogoatz
Rookie Author Ohio

Posts:38
Points:13,075
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:49:25 AM

My salesman told me that my Kia Optima would hold it's value....imagine that...he lied ( I should have know when his lips were moving!)
garywa01
Sophomore Author Alberta

Posts:219
Points:1,015,450
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 8:47:42 AM

no altama?
LiquidGold2011
Sophomore Author California

Posts:131
Points:227,295
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 3:42:00 AM

What!? No Toyota Camry or Honda Accord!? How can this be right?
Gas Thirsty
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:6,372
Points:3,951,005
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:42:36 AM

My car didn't make the list.
Norm10
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:5,762
Points:279,525
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 12:30:43 AM

Looks like Toyota is the big winner!
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,080
Points:2,392,115
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 12:12:45 AM

I often wonder how much truth is in these values...
jjjleblanc
Champion Author Rochester

Posts:9,073
Points:2,293,350
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 9:11:43 AM

Nice to know.
gs7101
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:8,434
Points:573,555
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 8:46:52 AM

Good info.
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,080
Points:2,392,115
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 8:30:25 AM

Evan: most ppl don't read the article(s). It's all about points, isn't it?
RUNNINONEMPTYFL
Champion Author Florida

Posts:1,463
Points:522,100
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 8:02:39 AM

Who woudda guessed it...
millerin
Champion Author Orlando

Posts:5,047
Points:1,198,275
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 7:42:26 AM

good to know
Robert44
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:4,932
Points:1,826,610
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 7:42:07 AM

Read this yesterday.

SBlouch
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:11,818
Points:2,590,930
Joined:Apr 2007
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 6:08:10 AM

Toyota still has the most vehicles(4)which have the best resale value after 5 years or 5 if you include the Lexus.
efwosu
Veteran Author Columbus

Posts:390
Points:145,335
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 6:06:28 AM

Interesting only two high-end autos made the list
Ziggy1962
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:75,269
Points:2,592,015
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 6:04:22 AM

Old newes.
FNB1967
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:5,051
Points:1,534,735
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 6:03:24 AM

Old
silverfox63
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:11,161
Points:2,342,560
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 6:02:37 AM

We have seen this before.
FMREALTOR
Champion Author Florida

Posts:9,604
Points:2,469,980
Joined:Jan 2007
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 6:00:46 AM

Old News
Hunter724
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:11,336
Points:2,421,905
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:57:39 AM

Yesterday news...
twt
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:13,898
Points:1,759,735
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:57:19 AM

I agree with LeeFree. Just a starting point, for selling and buying.
rocket_ron
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:9,492
Points:2,734,685
Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:56:19 AM

ok
LeeFree
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:12,368
Points:3,016,475
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:54:55 AM

The KBB price is usually the starting point for negotiations.
RamboOn66
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:8,355
Points:2,630,325
Joined:Jan 2006
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:54:32 AM

60% of the resale value market and Toyota still can't build a safer Camry.
ponyNJ
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:1,266
Points:1,186,470
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:53:59 AM

How about a list of top 10 gas stations?
keithyoon1977
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:4,573
Points:1,249,320
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:53:36 AM

ok
scottydoesnt
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:4,552
Points:608,750
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:51:12 AM

I'll stick with my 1994 BMW 525iT wagon :)
cheapertvs
Champion Author Richmond

Posts:13,669
Points:3,523,970
Joined:Jan 2004
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:47:41 AM

Neat!

Gasoline prices?
Quick68
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:12,660
Points:2,008,050
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:46:06 AM

This is only what Kelley wants you to believe.
hamdriver
Champion Author Lansing

Posts:6,485
Points:2,144,855
Joined:Feb 2008
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:45:02 AM

Old news
DYSKYPILOT
Champion Author Fort Worth

Posts:5,754
Points:1,373,700
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:44:52 AM

Thanks for the post.
rick_evans
Champion Author Boston

Posts:7,129
Points:1,798,850
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:41:49 AM

rehash
granitestater
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:12,876
Points:2,201,155
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:41:25 AM

Economy or luxury cars?
kyjlh
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:3,776
Points:1,100,650
Joined:Feb 2005
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:41:16 AM

I'll keep my old one
AvantiMick
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:15,903
Points:3,305,285
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:39:20 AM

Keep your car in tiptop shape and you'll get top dollar.
NotTom
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:7,681
Points:2,003,810
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:38:57 AM

all too expensive for me
mystic92
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:4,406
Points:1,101,935
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:38:41 AM

I usually keep my vehicles 10 years or more
rbutterw
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:3,956
Points:1,022,235
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:37:52 AM

Kelly Blue Book usually shows prices a bit higher than reality... not sure in the mix how valuable or realistic this list might be... NADA usually offers a more realistic view of pricing, that said don't know that they reach out to futures for trade in values
MyRedSky
Champion Author Orlando

Posts:4,011
Points:1,505,855
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:36:43 AM

best way to retain value is keep the vehicle. any vehicle.
beohbeNJ
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:4,991
Points:1,269,645
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:36:21 AM

old news
erikk77
All-Star Author Washington

Posts:538
Points:1,535,560
Joined:Aug 2003
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:31:54 AM

Oh no. That's not good.
teamsimons
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:4,027
Points:1,107,335
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:31:48 AM

This applies only to those folks who regularly trade in their vehicles for new (or newer) ones. There are "investment" minded folks who buy a car with longevity in mind and plan to drive it until it is too old to be driven or too expensive to maintain. We fall in the latter category.

Although resale value is one point to consider for car buyers, what is more important to us is fuel economy and how much of a hit gas prices will take.
stpetebp
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:7,842
Points:2,406,435
Joined:Nov 2007
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:26:37 AM

buyer beware
afghaned
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:16,261
Points:2,067,965
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:24:32 AM

Buyer will set the price they're willing to pay no matter what vehicle.
VB_Richard
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:4,906
Points:1,135,545
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:24:10 AM

Thank goodness for choice!!
theawesome1
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:12,434
Points:2,456,135
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:19:03 AM

Backing RECALLS
no_monkey2002
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:8,872
Points:2,166,670
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:09:47 AM

so kelley said do not buy american made.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mrjames1818
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:4,818
Points:2,776,845
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:07:23 AM

Interesting but just one point of view. Dealers do not use KBB.
aburns20
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:6,382
Points:1,439,220
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:06:10 AM

Old News
Post a reply Back to Topics