Many luxury vehicle makers face the same issue, which is the high rate of depreciation. For instance, the Jaguar XF is no exception. It was launched in 2009, and the mid-sized luxury car was priced at $50,000. Customers have added extras, pushing the cost to $60,000. At present, you can purchase a 2009 or ’10 model for under $15,000. This is a bargain for the beautiful design with a powerful engine, the latest safety features, and a luxurious leather interior.
It was designed for the mid-sized family car market. The VW Passat provides a more practical, but less expensive option. It is now possible to see this vehicle at only a tiny fraction of its original cost. Although it’s loaded with cutting-edge technologies, smooth features, an excellent engine, and is branded with VW’s distinctive quality and design, it’s actually quite a good car. You might be wondering what’s the issue. In the wake of a controversy surrounding Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal, several Passat models with diesel engines were pulled back in the past year. This caused some negative press for VW and caused the price of these vehicles to fall in value. There’s an MSRP for a 2014 VW Passat of $25k, originally only $12-13k. While we would not recommend diesel engines but you can find several lower-priced Passats equipped with gasoline engines.