In the automotive landscape there are cars that are winners, then there are losers.
Aside from that there's a whole lot of other factors to consider when purchasing a new set of wheels. What's the mpg? How's it price out when you try to insure the damn thing? How about annual upkeep? Tires? Depreciation?
When you take into consideration a vehicle's total cost of ownership, well, it's another ballgame altogether.
Sure, right now there's a lot of love for the Tesla Model S but the depreciation costs are completely uncertain, to say the least. Then there's vehicles like the last-gen Maserati Quattroporte that suffered such severe depreciation you have to wonder if it's worth buying one at all.
So, we wanted to turn to the AutoSpies faithful and see if there were any vehicles that they specifically believe are NOT worth the price of admission. Let me see if I can give you some examples that may get you all rollin'...
- Extremely high performance autos — Nissan GT-R, Mercedes-Benz E63 S-model AMG — while they're a ton of fun if you're only driving them on the road you'll be using the brake pedal much more than the throttle. In addition, with potent models like BMW's 550i that makes over 440 horses, do I really need a 560 horsepower M5?
- Poor resale value — Anything up to this point that's a Maserati gets clobbered in the used market, same goes for any Mercedes-Benz AMG.
Weigh in below and let us know what you think: can YOU name cars that aren't worth the price of admission?