50 Cars That Plummet Value 2x Faster Than Normal

2. Smart ForTwo


The value of the Smart ForTwo free-falls in the first year of ownership. Although it gets plenty of publicity for being a green car, the benefits of driving it seem to end there. The gas mileage is exceptional but the interior is tiny and feels cramped. The two-speed transmission is obnoxious to most drivers and though it’s touted as safe for its compact size, most car buyers prefer a more highly safety-rated, mid-sized competitor. The Smart ForTwo is worth 36% less than what its owner paid for it, after only one year.

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