Opel KARL and Astra Impress with High Residual Values

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    Opel KARL and Astra Impress with High Residual Values

    Residual value giants 2019: New Opel models secure podium finishes in prediction
    Opel Media Online
    2015-11-12


    Rüsselsheim. The experts of Bähr & Fess Forecasts have elected the residual value giants 2019. Current new cars set to lose the least value over a four-year period are included in the list. The Opel KARL managed to secure first place in the mini-car segment. The KARL, which offers space for up to five adults and sufficient luggage space, will still be worth an impressive 54 percent of its original value after four years.

    Furthermore, the new Opel Astra, which has only just made its dealership debut, secured a place on the podium from a standing start: The athlete with its outstanding usage of space and technology features previously only available in the luxury class finished second in the compact car segment. According to the Bähr & Fess prediction, a four-year old Astra with a 1.4-liter turbo will still be worth 53.5 percent of its original value.

    “Buying a new Opel is a good investment for every one of our customers. The prediction for KARL and Astra is further proof. Our dealers can also be delighted with such stable residual values, as it ensures that both parties can be happy when a leasing deal comes to an end for example,” said Jürgen Keller, Executive Director Sales, Marketing & Aftersales Germany.

    Earlier this year the Schwacke analysts already predicted outstanding residual values for the Opel ADAM and Zafira Tourer. Both Opel models took first place in their respective categories and secured “Value Champion 2015” titles.

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    I feel like a broken record, GM never used to get "awards" like this, great to see GM's efforts in class leading vehicles pay off for the consumer!

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    How are you suppose to know the residual values of a vehicle that has only been on lots for 4 months?!!!!
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    How are you suppose to know the residual values of a vehicle that has only been on lots for 4 months?!!!!
    It's a prediction - needed by the leasing companies to set their rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    It's a prediction - needed by the leasing companies to set their rates.
    And that makes it worthless...
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    Re: Opel KARL and Astra Impress with High Residual Values

    High residual value=lower capitalized amount=lower lease payment

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    And that makes it worthless...
    Not worthless at all - it's a huge influence on actual used values - car makers ignore residual projections at their peril.

    Cadillac's failure to grasp this explains the rise and rise of the German premium brands who understand it totally.

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    Ive never understood why a brand new car with all the technology and safety systems that are expensive, can only be worth between 50-60% of its orginal value after only 3-4 years, the 2nd biggest purchase your likely to make and its a bad one technically. Lucky houses arent the same.

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    Not a big fan of small European appliance type cars, only some of the ole classic sports cars, a nice 1962 $38,115,000 RWD Ferrari GTO that would be a nice barn find.

    But if saving money was the only sole objective reason for buying a car (Which it is not mine), l would probably buy a reliable roomy practical Dacia Duster SUV over a smaller Opel Astra.

    What Car 4 year Depreciation Money Lost Calculator
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    Dacia Duster SUV
    New £11,995 - 4 year old value £5,500 = Money Lost = £6,495 (US $9,893)
    Opel Astra
    New £19,355 - 4 year old value £6,201 = Money Lost = £13,134 (US $20,005)

    In 4 years time l would walk away with $10,112 more in my back pocket if l had bought a roomy reliable Dacia Duster over a Opel Astra.

    Fiats Punto probably is one of the best money savers in the Astra class.

    Nothing at all appeals to me in the Astra class type car its to small a class car for me personally, and could not live with a wimpy FWD biased Dacia Duster not in a million years even it offers more real estate room space inside, and l only ever buy from Ford or GM, and glad to say l don't have to buy budget cars or worry about saving money.
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    Re: Opel KARL and Astra Impress with High Residual Values

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_VT View Post
    Ive never understood why a brand new car with all the technology and safety systems that are expensive, can only be worth between 50-60% of its orginal value after only 3-4 years, the 2nd biggest purchase your likely to make and its a bad one technically. Lucky houses arent the same.
    If cars had higher residual values, people would keep cars longer - driving car makers out of business!

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