Supermini vehicles offer good residuals

Volkswagen Polo, Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Fiesta drivers will be able to sell their used vehicles for almost half the amount that it cost from new, if the latest research is to be believed.

EurotaxGlass’s has researched the residual values of three-year-old vehicles that have completed 36,000 miles, with city cars providing motorists with the greatest return on their investment.

Buyers of city cars can expect to sell their vehicle for 49.5 per cent of its original cost, with superminis finishing in third spot in the list of ten car sectors.

Supermini owners can anticipate to receive 44.5 per cent of the vehicle’s original cost when it comes to selling it for a new model.

Adrian Rushmore, managing editor at Glass’s, said: "Small and supermini cars are the residual value kings of the used car market, a position they are unlikely to relinquish in the foreseeable future.

"Even when we finally recover from the current recession, their eco-friendly credentials are likely to keep demand and residual values high."

Volkswagen has stated that the Polo provides drivers with "a lot of car for a small price tag", while the vehicle is also stated to be stylish and economical.


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