cars that retain their value
New vehicles lose about 10 percent of their value the moment they leave the dealer's lot. For buyers who don't plan to drive that new car or truck into the ground, depreciation is a key factor to consider when calculating the total cost of the vehicle. Cheapism.com turned to Kelley Blue Book's 2015 Best Resale Value Awards to compile a list of six new cars selling for $25,000 or less that are expected to retain 45 percent or more of their original value five years out. Read on for value-retention tips that apply to all vehicles.