Originally Posted by PratoN
But shouldn't he also NOT get the 2014 and wait for the 2015 for the first year kinks to be worked out? By then the Focus will only be worth 73 cents.
(You know I'm just kidding... I hope?)
Yeah, I probably wouldn't recommend buying the first model year of an all-new car. Although, to play devil's advocate, Toyota has a good track record for resolving issues quickly. The Scion FR-S is a good example of this; there have been some minor teething issues, but nothing that Toyota wouldn't take care of as long as the customer didn't create the issue.
The depreciation on the Focus should level out after the first year. I'd ride it out if you don't have any issues with it.