A study of the automotive aftermarket showed that only 3.4% vehicles are resold during the first year.
At the same time, the vast majority of them are luxury models of German and British brands.
Experts analyzed over 46 million sales listings and determined how many vehicles were resold during the first year with more than 1,000 miles on them. The results showed that the models included in the TOP-10 change hands 2.5 times more often than conventional cars. At the same time, almost all of these expensive cars are Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Mini, Land Rover and Jaguar. The only middle-class car out of the top ten is the Nissan Versa Note, which came in eighth and the Nissan Versa in tenth, according to iSeeCars.com.
The first place was taken by the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. As many as 12,4% of these cars were resold during the first year, which is 3.7 times more than the average for all models. Another German automaker BMW has the most models on the list, with the BMW 3 Series coming in second, and the X1 and X3 coming in sixth and seventh.
The four British luxury cars that make up this list include the Land Rover Discovery Sport in third place, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque in fourth place, the MINI Clubman in fifth place and the Jaguar XF in ninth place.
There is no exact explanation for this phenomenon. It is assumed that the reason for this is not the highest reliability of the listed cars, significant operating costs and increased fuel consumption. Also, resale can be helped by the fact that luxury car manufacturers often offer their dealers all sorts of incentives to buy new models. At the same time, models that were exhibited in showrooms as demonstration models are resold as used ones.
As for Versa and Versa Note, their appearance can be explained by a simple coincidence. Or that both models are among the cheapest in their segments and don't come with any of the latest standard safety features other than a rearview camera. In addition, they have too simple interiors, without any frills. It is possible that the owners are simply quickly disappointed in them.