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Australia’s Top Selling Cars by Manufacturer

Is your vehicle one of Australia’s top selling cars? 

Known fact – Some cars hold their value better than others. Most people don’t realise the implications of this until they try to sell their car or find car buyers. Knowing what sells well in the Australian car market can potentially help you decrease the loss in value of selling your vehicle in the used car market, e.g. sell car online, sell car for cash to dealers or selling privately.

Depreciation is the single biggest cost of owning a car. Significant numbers of cars are loosing a minimum of one third of its value in the first 3 years and others loosing a lot more. Choosing the right car initially can minimize your loss when you are ready to sell your car.

According to Glass Guide, December 2012 sales report, the following are top selling models by manufacturer:

Alfa Romeo – Giulietta
Audi – Q5
BMW – 3 Series
Chrysler – 300
Citroen – C4
Dodge – Journey
Fiat – Ducato
Ford – Focus
Great Wall – X200
Holden – Commodore
Honda – Civic
Hyundai – i30
Infiniti – FX
Isuzu Ute – D-Max
Jaguar – XF
Jeep – Grand Cherokee
Kia – Rio
Land Rover – Discovery
Lexus – RX
Mazda – Mazda3
Mercedes-Benz – C-Class
Mini – Hatch
Mitsubishi – Lancer
Nissan – Navara
Opel – Astra
Peugeot – 208
Porsche – Cayenne
Proton – Gen.2
Renault – Megane
Skoda – Fabia
Ssangyong – Korando
Subaru – Forester
Suzuki – Swift
Toyota – Camry
Volkswagen – Golf
Volvo – XC60

In the used car market for example, the top 5 cars for resale according to their projected resale value after 3 years ownership are:

Subaru Forester with 57% retained value
Volkswagen Golf with 56% retained value
Mazda3 with 55% retained value
Mitsubishi Lancer with 54% retained value
Ford Focus with 53% retained value

In the Luxury SVU market, the top 5 are:

Volkswagen Touareg with 62% retained value
Audi Q5 with 62% retained value
Porsche Cayenne with 62% retained value
Volvo XC60 with 62% retained value
Land Rover Discovery with 58% retained value

The Point: The more popular your car, the easier it will be when it is time to sell your car.

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