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This is basically common knowledge now, if your going to buy a car, firstly, don’t buy a SAAB unless you like the idea of losing $15,000 every year, but if you like to get in a car which will retain its value, get a Subaru! The latest figures from Glass’s Guide shows Subaru is dominating the top 10 places for retained value in the SUV Compact vehicle category and performing exceptionally well for other categories as well.

“Subaru models have long been top performers in these independently compiled ratings. Retained value can make a significant difference for customers when it comes to selling or trading-in their vehicle. Subaru’s long-term record of excellent retained value is increasingly noted by fleet buyers and private customers alike.” Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia

Glass’s Fleet and Residuals Guide, Passenger and Light Commercial Vehicles, for the December 2006 – February 2007 period shows Subaru Forester and Outback variants dominate the top 10 from the age of 12-60 months.

At the 12 month stage, the Subaru Forester models rank first and second and Outback third and fourth, with variants of each model trading the remaining six positions whilst in the medium segment, Liberty takes the top eight and in the small car category, Impreza variants fill the top six spots.

Positions change at 24 months with Outback dominating the top three and Forester fourth and fifth whilst the Liberty has has the top seven and the Impreza has the top four in their respective categories.

At 36 months, Outback ranks first, but Forester variants rank second to eighth. Liberty has the top seven whilst the Impreza has seven in the top 10 including first and second spot.

At 48 months, Forester is first to third and Outback four and fifth. Liberty variants are first and second and also take five other top 10 spots and the Impreza’s appear three times, taking the number one position as well. , while at 60 months Forester takes the top five spots.




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