2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Depreciates More Slowly Than Others

Buying a new car is one of the most exciting things a person will ever get to do, particularly when that new car is actually a brand-new Mercedes-Benz SUV like the 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. However, some of the thrill is sucked out of the moment as soon as you realize that, unlike home purchases, automotive purchases almost always end with value depreciation. These vehicles typically aren't the kinds of investments that return profits, sadly, but this is something all of us know and understand and accept. We're paying for the privilege of driving a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, right?

Well, don't get too down on yourself just yet because the really great news for consumers is that not all vehicles depreciate at the same rate. Some cars drive off of the lot and automatically lose a quarter of their value. Some drop a third of their value in the first year of ownership.

But the G-Class? The G-Class is very different. After the first twelve months, it loses an estimated paltry 8% of its value, less than half of the industry average of 17%.

There are a number of reasons for this, not the least of which is the fact that the G-Class is a workhorse machine that has been built to stand up to a lot of wear and tear. In other words, it holds up well. Secondly, though, Mercedes-Benz vehicles are in demand whether new or pre-owned, and as long as that demand exists, the rate of depreciation will be slower than other brands.

In other words, it's okay to be excited about buying a new Mercedes-Benz SUV. It will be money well spent, and that money will stay your money for a lot longer than if you had bought something from a competitor.

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