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    VW Resale...Why so poor?

    I'm relatively new to the VW family; my 2002 Passat is my 2nd VW (my first was a 2000 Golf). VW resale is very poor and I'm just kind of clueless as to why. It seems that build quality, safety, and even reliability have improved, but resale has not. I know most people slam VW for their horrible service, but what I can't imagine is people buying a $70K Phaeton and turning around and selling it in three years for $40K. Any thoughts?

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (jwaters943)

    volkswagen has one of the best resale values in the industry...what are you comparing it to?

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (VW'R'US)

    Honda/Acura; Toyota/Lexus; BMW; Mercedes Benz; Ford & GM (trucks & sport utes only) traditionally have very good resale as well, except for maybe the last generation Explorer




    <![CDATA[Honda/Acura; Toyota/Lexus; BMW; Mercedes Benz; Ford & GM (trucks & sport utes only) traditionally have very good resale as well, except for maybe the last generation Explorer




    [Modified by jwaters943, 4:14 PM 9/12/2002]

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (jwaters943)

    CR, and JD Power havev both showed The Jetta and Passat to be leaders in residual valve for their classes. Not sure where your getting your data from. My 3 yo 98 1.8T wagon's replaced value was only 1-% below what I paid for it (totaled)... and I made the ins. company get local compaarisons from dealers. 3 of the 4 that the agent called asked if she had one, the moment she asked for the value

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (pass-variant)

    its not that bad, a 98 camry is about 6k and a 98 passat is still around 10k.

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (jwaters943)

    Volkswagens have some of the highest residual values around.

    A 12 year old Vanagon will sell for upwards of $7,000. Not very many 12 year old vehicles have that kind of value left (besides S-Class, and exotics).

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (candyweißpassat)

    yeah also look at the vr6 corrado, you cant find one of thoese for under 8k.

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (jwaters943)

    Dealers will always offer lower price for trade in or buying it. Agree with the above I had read VW still have a high resale value.

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (jwaters943)

    Just to give a beaten horse one more kick, Edmunds just listed passat as having the highest residual value for 2002 in it's class

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (step@[dartmouth])

    Also note that the resalevalue of ALL the super high end lux. cars sux. A $74k Audi A8 sells for about $30-35K after 3 years...same with the MB SL and BMW 7...

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (duandcc)

    If you want a really high residual value, buy a ford pickup truck. To get higher you'd have to buy tractors and heavy equipment.

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (psm0110)

    I sold my '92 Jetta GL with only rims and a sunroof at 6.5 years old for $6,500. Not bad in my eyes condsidering I purchased it for 12 grand. Agreed with everyone elses remarks VW does have a very high resale value. When I did a blue book value on my car I was extremely impressed with how high the value was.

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (jwaters943)

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> VW resale is very poor <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Can you please justify that comment? It's so far out of the realm of conventional wisdom in the auto industry, I'm curious how you came up with it.

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (B5sport)

    Guess Skippy just wanted to stir it up. :-)

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (jwilker)

    VW has had the highest resale of any manufacturer for the past three years and has been in the top 5 for the past 7 years.....


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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (jwilker)

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Guess Skippy just wanted to stir it up. :-)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    No, not at all. I guess I was just misinformed. No harm no foul.

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    Re: VW Resale...Why so poor? (jwaters943)

    It's all good.


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