10 Vehicles With The Best And Worst Resale Value In Nigeria

10 Vehicles With The Best And Worst Resale Value In Nigeria

It’s one thing to buy a new car and another thing to sell one’s used car, so as to get a new/better one. While some cars have good resale value, the resale value for some other is very poor. Even though the resale value has the most profound impact on the overall cost of owning and operating a vehicle, only few shoppers consider the eventual resale value of their chosen vehicle when making a new-car purchase.

Here are a few tips that determines a cars resale value;

  1. Bumper Stickers

Bumper stickers can cause some amount of  hurt to a car’s value, If you leave the stickers in place, they reinforce to potential buyers that the car is used, and that can make it hard for buyers to see the car as a blank slate. Carefully take off stickers. It is important to note that even if they come off in one piece without any scrapes or nicks to the car, the paint beneath them may have faded leaving that spot noticeable..

  1. Secondhand Smoke

The freshness and smell of a car can either add or reduce its resale value. Nobody wants to buy a car that smells like an ashtray. So if you’ve been smoking inside your car, prepare to pay for it. While there’s no exact formula for how much less your car will be worth compared to a similar vehicle that hasn’t been smoked in, there is no disputing the diminished value of a smoker’s car.

  1. A Cracked Windshield

 Imagine buying a car with cracked windscreen, one would have to consider the cost of getting a new windscreen and all of this will be reviewed on the resale value. These days, you can get a windshield replaced pretty inexpensively. Some shoppers might assume replacing a cracked windshield is out of their budget, so if yours needs to be replaced, get it done before you list your car for sale. Changing the windscreen for newer model cars might cost more. This is due to the fact  many new car windshields include fancy features like sensors for rain-sensing wipers and embedded antennas, which will drive up the price.

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  1. Color

You probably aren’t surprised to read that color can influence your car’s resale value. What might surprise you, however, is that orange and yellow vehicles depreciate the least. Vehicles with color  tend to depreciate the most, followed by silver and beige, although it seems these colors are the most colors found in a car’s dealer showrooms, which suggests that people like these colors on new cars. Other bright colors have varying results. If you’re choosing the color of a new vehicle in hopes of attracting the most buyers in a few years, black, white and gray are always safe bets.

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  1. A car’s Mileage

A car’s Mileage tells the distance travelled by the car. This is one factor that affects the resale value of a car. A car with high mileage will have a low resale value compared to one with a low mileage.

Top 10 Vehicles That Hold The Most Value And The 5-year Loss Percentage

1Jeep Wrangler Unlimited30%
2Jeep Wrangler31.5%
3Toyota Tacoma           32%
4Toyota Tundra35.9%
5Toyota 4Runner36.5%
6Porsche 911     37.2%
7Honda Ridgeline           38.1%
8 Nissan GT-R  39.4%
9Nissan Frontier           39.5%
10Subaru Impreza WRX  40%

Top 10 Vehicles That Lose The Most Value And The 5-year Loss Percentage

1Maserati Quattroporte72.2%
2BMW 7-Series71.3%
3Nissan Leaf71%
4BMW i370.9%
5BMW 5-Series69.2%
6Acura RLX69.2%
7Ford Fusion Energi    69.1%
8BMW 6-Series69%
9Jaguar XJL    68.9%
10Chevy Volt     68.1%

Car resale has a lot to do with residual values. On the best resale list, Toyota and Jeep take the top five spots. Some cars are very difficult to resell in Nigeria because they quickly lose their value. What are these cars with good and bad resale values in Nigeria? We discover them on this ride.


Oghenvwede B. Elohor is a creative writer with Carmart blog. She is also a digital marketer with a keen interest in delivering optimal and timely contents to the reader, leaving them informed and entertained. She has a degree in Computer Science, her hobbies are making research and singing.

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