50 Cars That are Plummeting in Value

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#15 – Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Class: Sports Car
Production: 1977-1989, 2005-Present
Starting Price: $149,995+
Depreciation Rate: 21.7%

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While Aston Martin is rarely a name you associate with affordable cars, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage might change your mind when you see its original sticker price and its average depreciation. First introduced in the late 1970s, production halted in 1989 before the Vantage was reintroduced in 2005 as a hand-built sports car and the leanest in the Aston lineup. Designed to gain an advantage over competitors like the Porsche 911, the V8 Vantage has recently unveiled a newly redesigned model that starts at $149,995.

Despite the high price tag of the 2019 V8 Vantage, Aston Martin isn’t excluded from the realities of depreciation with the Vantage facing a 21.7% rate of depreciation after its first year. For instance, a 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage was priced at $120,000 but was only valued at $93,960 after its first year on the highway. Fast forward nearly a decade later and that same Aston Martin V8 Vantage can be bought pre-owned for as little as $35,000!