2017 Subaru WRX, Subaru Forester
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Why You Don’t Want a Slightly Used Subaru WRX

Are you looking for a previously owned Subaru WRX? You may want to get a new one instead.

If you are looking for a previously owned Subaru WRX, you may want to buy a new 2017 WRX model year. The Subaru WRX is one of the top-ten cars with the highest resale value in America. This is according to Kelly Blue Book’s 2016 Best Resale Value Awards. The Subaru Forester is also on the top-ten list for 2016. Subaru’s WRX is a repeat winner. If you want one, you may want to buy new.

WRX retains its value more than most

The top-10 vehicles are projected to retain an average of almost 55 percent of their original sticker prices after five years of typical ownership. The Subaru WRX at 36 months, retains 65.2 percent of its value, and at 60 months, 50.8 percent. In some mountain states like Colorado, Oregon and Washington, those resale values can even be higher.

Forester, Outback and Crosstrek are also high

The Subaru Forester is another vehicle on the list with high resale value. At 36 months, its resale value is 59.3 percent, and at 60 months: 47.3 percent. Forester is the brands top-selling vehicle in the lineup just ahead of the Outback wagon. Subaru’s Outback and Crosstrek crossover didn’t make the top ten list, but they are also vehicles with a high resale value, especially in mountain states where demand is high.

A one-two year old perviously owned all-wheel-drive Subaru Forester, Outback and Crosstrek, with 15,000-30,000 miles, is only a few thousand dollars less than a new vehicle. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to buy one, when you can get a new vehicle, with new tires, brakes, no wear and tear and a full factory warrantee.

The 2016 Subaru WRX is popular all around the globe, and in the US, it retains it’s value better than any other sports car. It’s a repeat winner on Kelly Blue Book’s 2016 Best Resale Value Awards. Performance buyers looking for a previously owned Subaru WRX, may want to purchase a new vehicle instead of getting one with 15,000-30,000 miles on it. Buyers looking for a Forester, Outback or Crosstrek, may also want to consider buying new if you live in the mountain states.

Source: Kelly Blue Book

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