Vehicles Under $50k That Hold Their Value The Worst Page 2

February 25, 2013
Volvo S80
MSRP: $38,825
Worth this percent of its original value after 5 years: 18 (2012 data)

The S80 is the flagship of the Volvo model line, and while it still stands out for comfort and safety, its exterior is looking dated, both compared to other large luxury sedans and to the more contemporary S60. Volvo has already increased the value, in terms of features, in the S80 in recent model years, but it hasn't appeared to help much. If you weed out the commercial and fleet vehicles, the S80 remains the model under $50,000 that loses the most value after several years of ownership.


Lincoln MKS
MSRP: $43,765
Worth this percent of its original value after 5 years: 22

Grim is the best word to describe the situation here—at least from a cost standpoint. Lincoln just refreshed the MKS this year, with an appropriately plush high-dollar cabin, combined with leading edge features like active parking, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. Add an available EcoBoost turbocharged V-6 and all-wheel drive, with chassis changes that should add up to a sportier yet quieter experience for 2013, and there should be a lot to like. Lincoln's muddled messaging aside, predicted resale value remains a deal breaker on the 2013 model—unless you're planning to keep this car for many more years.

2013 Lincoln MKS

2013 Lincoln MKS

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