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The 2015 Lexus GS 350 Holds the Crown for Best Luxury Brand when it Comes to Resale

January 30, 2015 lacarguy Lexus Tags: , , , , ,

While it’s impressive for any brand to hold onto its resale value over time, it’s even more impressive when a luxury brand such as Lexus, with higher priced vehicles is able to do so. For the last four years Lexus has managed to be the top luxury brand when it comes to maintaining its resale value. That’s something that car buyers should really be paying attention to if they are considering investing in a luxury vehicle. Lexus holds the top resale value this year for Luxury cars with its 2015 GS 350, beating out vehicles from the likes of Audi and Porsche.

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Kelly Blue Bookcredits the updated looks as helping the GS 350 be successful this year and it does have a nice modern look with clean straight lines. The car received an updated spindle grille, and it relies on athletic lines to make it look as powerful as the 306 HP V6 it has crammed under its hood.

Holds Value for the Long Term

Over the first three years buyers should expect to get around 54 percent of their money back from the GS 350. After five years they can still expect to get close to 40 percent of their money back from that initial investment. For someone who buys vehicles and sells them off after five years, the GS 350’s ability to hold onto that initial value can make the purchase significantly more affordable. By sticking with a vehicle made by Lexus buyers will be able to afford to buy new more often, and can enjoy the fact that they are making a good solid investment.

An Efficient Driver with a Reputation for Reliability

Lexus and Toyota products in general are known for their reliability and this has always helped keep their resale values high. Lexus vehicles run for a long time and the GS 350 is expected to do the same. On top of having a reliable name to fall back on, the GS 350 is an efficient mid-sized sedan as well. It gets 29 MPG in the city and hits 34 MPG out on the highway.

If you’re looking for a rock solid luxury sedan that’s going to hold its resale value over time you can’t go wrong with the 2015 GS 350. Overall Lexus received awards with 15 of its vehicles or three-quarters of its total lineup. With such an overall trend of high-value vehicles buyers shouldn’t expect resale value trends to dip down anytime soon, making most Lexus models a good buy currently.


Why Subaru Vehicles Hold Value More than Any Other in the US

January 25, 2015 lacarguy Subaru Tags: , , , ,

If you’re looking for a vehicle that is going to retain its value well several years after your initial purchase you should look toward Subaru for your next car. While they may not be the biggest player in the country, according to Kelly Blue Book the average 2015 Subaru will retain 46.2 percent of its residual value after five years. This is higher than almost any other brand, and that’s a good reason to consider picking out a shiny new Suby.

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Why Subaru’s Hold Value

Subaru focuses on just a few things to help it stay afloat in a sea with so many larger players than itself. Much like Ferrari, Subaru produces a low volume of vehicles. This is primarily to make sure there is always a steady demand for their vehicles, and this helps them keep solid prices for their cars while making it easy to sell most of what they produce. Subaru also focuses on just a few key features to set themselves apart from other automakers. All-wheel drive is a major feature that Subaru has invested in and because of that buyers know that they can expect a Subaru to handle well in most driving conditions.

The Benefit of Investing in Subaru

By investing in a Subaru you not only get a safe vehicle to drive around in, but you get one that is going to hold its value for years to come. When you go to sell that car or crossover you’ll be able to get nearly half of what you paid for it originally, five years after you picked it up. Subaru’s are known as good reliable vehicles that are well-built.

An Easy Purchase Decision

Although Subaru seemingly offers seven different vehicle variants, you might be surprised to know that they are all based on two different frameworks. Subaru very carefully invests in just a couple of different body and engine types and has continued to refine them over the years. When compared to manufacturers such as GM which has 30 different platforms it’s easy to see just how much Subaru specializes and how careful they are with what they create. Since they are a smaller company they have to keep their research and development and production budgets as small as possible. By producing just two differnet platforms they are able to provide a top-quality product that is one of the safest, most refined and most awarded on the market today.

Somehow Subaru, the 12th largest automaker in the United States, continues to bring home an array of different awards even though there are so many other automakers out there with more resources to devote to their cause. That’s because Subaru is smart with their resources and they stick to features and designs that they know their customers love. This trend has helped them build up a following of very devoted fans, and is what continually sets Subaru’s apart from the competitors.

Lexus Take the Top Three Spots for Most Reliable Vehicles on Cars.com

September 30, 2014 lacarguy Lexus Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Cars.com recently put together a list of the top 15 most worry-free vehicles that you can own today, and not surprisingly the top three models on that list were all created by Lexus. Toyota and Lexus in general are committed to creating high quality vehicles and tests like these just show that off even more.


2014 lexus es 350The Test

Cars.com took the time to look into the popular vehicles that are sold in high numbers today. They focused on the cars that real drivers are riding around in while staying away from showroom models or special editions that weren’t produced in great numbers. That means that you get numbers that actually mean something. These Lexus vehicles are being tested by many different drivers and most of them are happy with what they are seeing.

The Vehicles

The top three vehicles on the list are in order from first place to third as follows. The RX 450 hybrid crossover, the ES 350 sedan and the RX 350 crossover. It is surprising that the RX 450 hybrid vehicle made it to the top of the list since it relies on hybrid technology, but it appears that drivers are very satisfied with its performance and aren’t running into many issues at all. The ES 350 is the most popular Lexus vehicle sold today and it’s a sedan that family’s or professionals can really rely on.

On top of taking the top three spots Lexus also has a car at number 13 on the list giving them four different models that are all considered some of the most reliable vehicles out on the road today.

Resale Value

Used car buyers know to trust Lexus vehicles and for this reason many Lexus models have a high resale value. They are sold for more money with higher miles because drivers know that they will keep on going. If you decide that you want to buy a Lexus model you can expect to get more of your money back when you are ready to part with it eventually.

Affordable Maintenance

Another benefit of owning a Lexus is that the maintenance is pretty affordable for a luxury vehicle. Problems aren’t very common and you can expect to be able to keep the car in good running condition without having to spend a lot of money on it.

Toyota Takes Even More Spots

If you aren’t interested in a luxury vehicle and would rather have something more standard, Toyota also has quite a few spots on the list, six in fact. They landed spots for the Sequoia SUV both versions of the Camry, the Avalon and a few other models.

Between Toyota and Lexus the automaker took 10 of the 15 spots for carefree vehicles. That’s pretty impressive from any way that you look at it. If your in the market for a more reliable vehicle, consider one of the options from Toyota or Lexus, they really do have a lot to offer, even if they aren’t the most exciting vehicles around.