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New Studies List Honda, Toyota and Audi as Best Brands for Holding Resale Value

by on Nov.18, 2013

Toyota's FJ Cruiser led KBB's list.

While a pair of new studies don’t always agree on the fine points, they do find that Honda and Toyota are generally the best brands for holding their resale values after several years in service.

Import brands, on the whole, dominated the two studies by ALG – formerly known as the Automotive Lease Guide – and KelleyBlueBook.com.

Resale values are a significant factor that many motorists have learned to take into consideration when shopping for a new vehicle because, in some cases, that can make a more expensive price tag up front prove to be a bargain, longer-term, when it comes time to trade in.

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“Toyota, Audi and Honda captured the most segment honors due to the consistent high value of all their products,” said Larry Dominique, President of ALG. “Honda was named top Mainstream Brand due to their prudent use of (sales) incentives – $1,000 lower than the mainstream average – and low rental fleet penetration.”

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Top 10 Future Collector Cars Under $100,000

Surprisingly, domestic cars dominate.

by on Jan.26, 2012

"Not your granfather's Buick," the Regal GS joins the "Hot List" of current collectibles including the likes of the Porsch 911 and Nissan GT-R Black Edition.

Those of us who’ve driving long enough will likely recall “the one that got away,” the Jaguar E-Type or split-window Chevrolet Corvette that we coulda-shoulda hung onto because today it’s a hot ticket on the collector car circuit.

But what about the cars on the road today?  Are there some models that are more likely to become collectible than others a couple decades from now?  Absolutely, says our friend McKeel Hagerty, the head of collector car insurance specialists Hagerty Insurance and a go-to guy when it comes to spotting classic car trends in the making.

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The fact is that those trends are rapidly evolving, and what one generation considers hot the next generation might not.  The trend in recent years has been favoring muscle cars and other ‘60s classics, but, as we recently reported on TheDetroitBureau.com, three new segments to watch are classic pickups, early Japanese imports, like the original Honda S800, and classic motorcycles.

But what are the cars you can buy today and count on being collectible tomorrow? The Hot List may surprise you.

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