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Top ten depreciating cars of 2013

  1. Thanks to some very clever men with many numbers on their computers, we’re able to bring you the ten cars that have lost the most money over the last 36 months.

    It won’t be a surprise that it’s mostly luxo-stuff topping this list, but the sheer number of pounds some poor (meaning rich) folk have lost after buying a new barge is absolutely TERRIFYING. £167k of depreciation in just three years, anyone?

    Now click. Prepare to say a rude word out loud.

  2. Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe


    Cost new
    £165,030

    You lose
    £89,595 over three years/36,000 miles

    OK, so Mercedes has officially ended production of the SLS, but despite its relative rarity, the V8 gullwing still the tenth worst short-term automotive investment… in the world.

    Save many pounds and take a FREE spin in one here

    Data courtesy of CAP automotive

  3. Aston Martin Rapide Saloon

    Cost new
    146,035

    You lose
    £93,537 over three years/36,000 miles

    It’s perhaps the most beautiful four-door in the world, but even those stunning looks can’t prevent the Rapide sinking like a stone. Still, just think - give it a decade and we’ll all be able to afford one…

    Relive our epic American adventure in the Aston Martin Rapide S

    Data courtesy of CAP automotive

  4. Mercedes SL AMG Convertible

    Cost new
    168,285

    You lose
    £101,595 over three years/36,000 miles

    You’ll be sobbing into each one of those 564 horsepowers when it comes to sell up. You’ll have lost the equivalent 16.9 Dacia Sanderos in just 36 months. A reasonably priced Romanian hatch ever 64 days. Ouch.

    Still interested? Our review’s here

    Data courtesy of CAP automotive

  5. Aston Martin Virage Volante


    Cost new
    £160,050

    You lose
    101,595 over three years/36,000 miles

    The beautiful V12 cabrio is the second Aston to make the top ten depreciators list. And not the last. Are we surprised? Not really. Would we buy one anyway? Yeah.

    Want to know if drives as quickly as it depreciates? Read more here

    Data courtesy of CAP automotive

  6. Aston Martin DBS Convertible

    Cost new
    £191,754

    You lose
    £102,187 over three years/36,000 miles

    007’s own cabrio sheds 100 grand in just three years. Which, oddly, doesn’t sound that terrible a price to pay for this much awesome. Aston, your cars hold money like a colander holds soup, but PLEASE don’t stop.

    Read more about the DBS here

    Data courtesy of CAP automotive

  7. Bentley Mulsanne saloon

    Cost new
    £225,900

    You lose
    £102,500 over three years/36,000 miles

    The ‘Sanne looks as surprised as we were when we found it’d lose you £93.54 every DAY from the moment you bought it. Still, we can’t imagine such a piffling sum would trouble many owners.

    Still, it’s a bloody good car, says Tom Ford

    Data courtesy of CAP automotive

  8. Lamborghini Aventador

    Cost new
    £260,040

    You lose
    £103,120 over three years/36,000 miles

    Despite losing well over a third of its value in the first three years, a second-hand ‘Vent remains fiendishly out of reach for those of us let to score big on the EuroMillions. Best stick to keenly priced Urracos.

    Or maybe not

    Data courtesy of CAP automotive

  9. Ferrari 599

    Cost new
    £212,096

    You lose
    £103,120 over three years/36,000 miles

    It probably has a lot to do with the weapons-grade F12 Berlinetta’s launch last in late 2012, but still, that’s a lot of cheese to wax on a Ferrari…

    Here’s why its successor is better…

    Data courtesy of CAP automotive

  10. Ferrari 612 Coupe

    Cost new
    £183,057

    You lose
    £117,970 over three years/36,000 miles

    Even though the Scaglietti - pronounced skall-YET-e - went out of production back in 2011, anyone that bought the last-of-the-line 612 is in for a bit of a shocker if they’re considering upgrading to an FF or F12 any time soon.

    Still, James likes it

    Data courtesy of CAP automotive

  11. Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

    Cost new
    £253,125

    You lose
    £166,668 over three years/36,000 miles

    The 453bhp hyper-luxe two-door may get down the road like a walnut-and-leather avalanche, but bally Moses, it depreciates hard. That’s an SLS’s worth of lost pounds. Even so, we still want one. Deeply.

    Just look at it

    Data courtesy of CAP automotive

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