At You Drive We Sell, we’ve bought thousands of cars over the last couple of years and seen even more. As with most things, trends start to develop and one of the most interesting of these are the cars that are virtually guaranteed to fetch a better price when selling used than one would expect.
These cars’ consistent higher second hand values are influenced by a couple of things, including (and most importantly) consumer demand, brand equity and status as well as perceived peace of mind motoring. This means that these are the cars you can buy (new or used) and be sure that you will fetch above average prices when you sell it again.
In Pretoria and Johannesburg, where we do 95% of our business it was no surprise that two German brands and a Japanese one took virtually all the first spots. No prizes for guesses who they are.
So here they are, the 13 cars that hold their value best according to our books. We’ve grouped them into their market segments:
The car that started the whole “soft roader” phenomenon more than 20 years ago is still the one you want to buy. Because when it comes to selling time, it’s competitors cannot match its reselling value.