Sadly I have to agree... my sticker priced $24,000 SEL with 12,000 miles on it is already down to about $15,000 for a trade in...
My $24,500 Mazdaspeed 3 from 2008 got me $16,000 for trade-in after 3 YEARS of ownership... ugh.
Once upon a time I had:
2012 SGM SEL Sedan Job 1 BD 6/2011
FSWERKS Cool-Flo w/ ITG Filter | FSWERKS Stealth Exhaust | 17x7.5 Axis Sport XMX Graphite wheels | Eibach Sportlines on Ti Handling Pkg bits