These cars are classified within the category of "the worst investment" for being cars with the lowest resale value. One of the things that usually are quickly devalued are the new cars, but there are models for reasons such as the discontinuation or the arrival of a new generation that lose much value and get cheaper once you pay for them. These are some good examples:
This SUV had several problems since its launch, so that Ford decided to launch a new generation, a fact which has led to devalue models before 2011 for almost $11,000.
Although it remains the same model, in 2011 Ford put a more powerful engine and improved various elements, which led to the 2010 Mustang lost its value in just over 30%.
Is one of the more expensive models of its segment and according to some studies, after two years of having it could retain only 33% of its initial price, besides its huge engine and fuel consumption put it in a difficult situation considering that the trend is moving toward more efficient models.
It had the same problem as the DTS, discontinuation due to low sales. The latest model which was 2010 has lost 31% of its value in the last year.
Ford E-Series Van
The popular Ford van turned 50 in 2011 so they released a special version that includes many accessories. For this reason, the 2010 model got cheaper losing its value, with a poor rating in studies made by JD Powers.
J.D. Powers gave it a low rating of performance, design and comfort, reasons that caused it to lose 33.2% of its value in one year. As if this were not enough, Hyundai announced the arrival of a hybrid version of the sedan, which could cause the Sonata gets cheaper.
Dodge Grand Caravan
In regard to the 2010 model it could be a big waste of money as Dodge recently introduced the new generation of this minivan that offers a powerful and efficient engine, as well as a refined design and more features for comfort and versatility.
This muscle car has received many transformations throughout its life and even the latest generation (2005-2010) sold quite well, it received poor ratings from JD Powers and Consumer Reports, which led it to a drop in resale value of 37.5%. And this, along with the arrival of the LX 2011 model which offers a more powerful engine and transmission more modern.
Chrysler introduced this model in 2005 and it sold very well because it received awards such as Motor Trend Car of the Year. However its sales fell sharply due to functions that became obsolete for the price such as the four-speed transmission as well as the advent of models like the Buick Lucerne and Ford Taurus that gained buyers. This combination of factors made it cheaper, bringing a loss of value of up to 40%. Therefore, the brand decided to give it a new design and better qualities for 2011.