The new cars which depreciate the fastest – with some models worth just a quarter in just three years – The Sun

BUYING a new car can be a daunting experience for many Brits, especially when weighing up cost, safety and efficiency.

But drivers often forget how quickly a certain model will depreciate once they drive it out the dealership.

A recent breakdown by What Car? has revealed the cars which lose their value the quickest over three years and around 36,000 miles.

Motorists wanting to resell their motor will often to take a fraction of what they initially paid, even if it's only a few years old.

But for drivers looking to score a bargain on the second-hand market, these motors are ones to watch.

Leading the way is the Peugeot 108, which drops a staggering £16,990 in value only three years after being driven out of the showroom.

Drivers who fork out £21,765 for a brand new model will only receive £4,775 when reselling it, according to the study.

While the Peugeot 108 has a classy interior, drivers can get quickly frustrated by its sloppy handling and cramped rear seats.

Another small family hatchback which quickly loses its value is the Fiat Tipo, with a new £20,385 model dropping as much as £15,760 three years after being bought.

Dealers have recently quickly had to slash its price in order to move stock, due to its poor driving performance and average value retention.

Luxury motors are known for losing their value quite quickly, and the Maserati Quattroporte is no exception.

The stylish £75,000 motor is only worth £17,875 after three years, dropping in price by a staggering £57,825.

The Peugeot 108 has earned high praise for being affordable, but it also is likely to significantly lose its value.

After just three years, a £13,670 model can drop an incredible £10,245.

Other models which struggle to retain its original worth include the Fiat 500C (74% depreciation), Citroen C1 (73.7%), Mercedes-AMG E53 (73.4%) and Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet (72.3%).

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