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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.
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Submitted Dec 21, 2012 By: PD
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 12:43:14 PM

cheap is almost always a false economy.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 10:26:27 AM

i keep my cars until they are worthless
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nogoatz: I can't remember a time when cheapo brands kept a value.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:49:25 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!)
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 7:47:42 AM

no altama?
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 2:42:00 AM

What!? No Toyota Camry or Honda Accord!? How can this be right?
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 12:42:36 AM

My car didn't make the list.
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 11:30:43 PM

Looks like Toyota is the big winner!
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 11:12:45 PM

I often wonder how much truth is in these values...
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 8:11:43 AM

Nice to know.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 7:46:52 AM

Good info.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 7:30:25 AM

Evan: most ppl don't read the article(s). It's all about points, isn't it?
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 7:02:39 AM

Who woudda guessed it...
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 6:42:26 AM

good to know
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 6:42:07 AM

Read this yesterday.

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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:08:10 AM

Toyota still has the most vehicles(4)which have the best resale value after 5 years or 5 if you include the Lexus.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:06:28 AM

Interesting only two high-end autos made the list
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:04:22 AM

Old newes.
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Old
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We have seen this before.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:00:46 AM

Old News
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Yesterday news...
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:57:19 AM

I agree with LeeFree. Just a starting point, for selling and buying.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:56:19 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:54:55 AM

The KBB price is usually the starting point for negotiations.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:54:32 AM

60% of the resale value market and Toyota still can't build a safer Camry.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:53:59 AM

How about a list of top 10 gas stations?
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ok
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I'll stick with my 1994 BMW 525iT wagon :)
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:47:41 AM

Neat!

Gasoline prices?
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:46:06 AM

This is only what Kelley wants you to believe.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:45:02 AM

Old news
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Thanks for the post.
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rehash
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:41:25 AM

Economy or luxury cars?
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I'll keep my old one
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:39:20 AM

Keep your car in tiptop shape and you'll get top dollar.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:38:57 AM

all too expensive for me
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I usually keep my vehicles 10 years or more
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:37:52 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
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:36:43 AM

best way to retain value is keep the vehicle. any vehicle.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:36:21 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:31:54 AM

Oh no. That's not good.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:31:48 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.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:26:37 AM

buyer beware
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:24:32 AM

Buyer will set the price they're willing to pay no matter what vehicle.
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Thank goodness for choice!!
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Backing RECALLS
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:09:47 AM

so kelley said do not buy american made.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:07:23 AM

Interesting but just one point of view. Dealers do not use KBB.
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