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Luxury cars like these are the best at keeping value

Luxury cars and brands like these are the best at holding value

It keeps many car buyers from new luxury cars† depreciation lowers the resale value of vehicles as they drive away. However, if you play your cards right, depreciation can help you, or you can buy a car with a very stable value. These are some luxury brands whose cars best retain their value over time.

  • Audi
  • Lexus
  • BMW
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Porsche

Some Audis are becoming more popular and prevent owners from losing money

Luxury cars and brands like these are the best at preserving value

Audi TT | Guillaume Payen, Getty Images

While some of Audi’s larger luxury cars typically don’t hold their value as well as some competitors, the little TT has some stamina. After five years, the Audi TT Coupé is said to retain 49.3 percent of its value. The TT Cabrio lags just behind the coupé in terms of value retention, with an estimated 49.1 percent. Those two small sports cars are at the top of the Audi range, with the automaker maintaining an average value of 45.7 percent after five years.