In another decade, these cars will be bought for pennies on the dollar, according to you.
As exotic as the high-performance Giulia may seem, there's no stopping the onslaught of depreciation that plagues every new luxury sports car. The company's lackluster reputation for reliability and lack of modern history in the US add to the inevitable price drop.
The new 8-Series hasn't even hit showroom floors yet, but taking used 6-Series (and pretty much every other BMW) values into account, we'd say new owners will have to prepare to take a hit.
Considering the Z06 is sort of already a performance bargain straight from the factory, there's no doubt it becomes a deal once depreciation starts to set in. Last-gen models are now sub-$30,000, which should give you an idea of how much these new ones will drop. listed for just under $70,000 right now on eBay.
German luxury cars are famous for their ability to depreciate at an astounding level of quickness, and Audi's RS models are no different. The RS5 is the latest in a long line of cars that cost a bunch when new, but will soon fall to more pedestrian price levels.
The ZL1 is a brutally capable car, but if past pricing has told us anything, we might be seeing affordable examples on used car lots in the future. If you want a monstrously fast muscle car with real track prowess, wait until the leases on these start to expire.
Judging by how quickly prices on first-gen CTS-Vs have fallen, you'll be able to pick the ATS-V up for the price of a new Corolla before you know it. Except, unlike the Corolla, the ATS-V is a powerful, agile track weapon. It won't have quite the same prestige as the BMW M3 or M4, but it'll probably be cheaper. for well under $40,000 on sale right now.
Everyone loves the Hellcat. And while we're sure the Challenger Hellcat will be plenty cheap after a few years, the Scat Pack will probably be an even better deal. On paper, the Scat Pack is slower than the Hellcat, but if you've ever driven one, you know it feels plenty quick. And with all the attention on the Hellcat, prices for used Scat Packs will probably dip nice and low. already under $30,000.
The Fiat 500 Abarth's exhaust note is amazing. But so are the deals you can get on used ones. You can already pick up a used Abarth . Sounds like the perfect first car for a high school kid.
Much like the Fiat 500 Abarth, we also expect to see Ford Fiesta STs being sold for very little money in the near future. As much as we love the Fiesta ST's chuckable handling, there's no escaping its subcompact economy car roots. We suspect these will become great bargains. listed for just under the $10,000 mark.
In the same way that the Hellcat will always be the most desired Challenger, the Shelby GT350 is going to be the most sought-after Mustang. But if you equip a GT with the Performance Package, you're still getting a heck of a car. The Shelby GT350 will be more valuable, but you'll probably be able to get a much better deal on a used Mustang GT.
As wonderful and beautiful as the Jaguar F-Type is, Jaguars (and especially Jaguar sports cars) have historically struggled to hold their value. F-Type Rs may have an edge over other models, but in 10 years, we suspect they'll be a relative bargain. is already a $33,000 car.
The third generation Mazda Miata was a great little sports car, but the fourth generation is even better. For similar money, we can't see anyone picking a used NC over a used ND. That's going to drive the price down, and we suspect, turn late-year NCs into a killer deal. on eBay right now for just over $5000.
The Mercedes-AMG SL63 is another great example of a luxury performance car that's never held value well. And even though the new SL is better than it has been in years, we can't imagine many people are going to want a used one over an AMG GT. The maintenance bills might eat you alive, but at least the initial purchase price will be cheap.
The Nissan Juke Nismo is a little too weird for a lot of CUV buyers and a little too high-riding for hot hatch buyers. But the fact that it's a misfit probably means low prices on the used market. Heck, some of them are . In another few years, these things will be dirt cheap.
The Volkswagen Golf R isn't simply a more-powerful GTI. You also get all-wheel drive and more standard features. But as great a car as the Golf R is, a lot of people can't justify buying it over the GTI. Before you know it, you may be able to get a used Golf R for almost the same price as a comparable GTI. for just $22,500.