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Old 03-07-2013, 07:28 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by empowah View Post
In my case, depreciation has been pretty horrible. It's costing me more per month to drive a Focus ($426/month) than what my folks are paying to lease their $60,000 diesel E-Class ($315/month, $0 down, 24 months).

MSRP: $20,985
sales price + tax: $20,700 ($300 below invoice minus all incentives)
private party value: $14,300

DEPRECIATION = $6,400 over 15 months and 17,000 miles
= $426/MONTH

It doesn't help that Ford has been flooding the fleets with Focii and that there are a lot more incentives now.
Might as well compare it to a house (although these days even some houses manage to depreciate).
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