Study: Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is the slowest UK car… at losing value image

A study of industry data by Auto Express magazine reveals that new Porsche vehicles are the best at holding their value.

According to the research, the Porsche 911 Carrera is the model that will experience the slowest depreciation of all new cars on sale in the UK.

Experts calculated that a new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet will lose less than 50 percent of its value after three years or 30, 000 miles, with a similar result being obtained by the Porsche Boxster. The study, compiled by industry specialist CAP, includes 40,000 models, prices, percentages and predictions.

In the top ten slowest depreciating cars in the UK, Porsche got No. 1 with the 911 Carrera Cabriolet, which has a “future trade value” of 55.3 percent. Second place in the ranking was also won by an open-top Porsche, the Boxster, which is forecast to retain 51.9 percent of its value three years/30,000 miles after being purchased new.

According to the study, the new 911, which went on sale in December 2011, “is a testimony of how the combination of efficient flat-six engines, benchmark driving dynamics and iconic design ensure the enduring appeal of the Porsche and lead to slow depreciation”.

But probably the best indicator of a Porsche reliability is the fact that around two-thirds of all Porsches ever built are still on the road today.

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