That is not right either. If you look at actual sales prices and auction results, the German cars depreciate steeply, especially the cars that sticker north of $100k. Like these guys said, luxury cars, especially bespoke vehicles, take a huge hit because people that buy them new order them the way they want, and most likely will order the next one the same way. Add in the fact that many people spec cars out with their personal taste, and when they trade it in, all the sudden the red QP with the Avorio interior with red piping and seat inserts doesn't sell real well second hand.Mercedes and BMW seem to hold their value though in the blue book
Thanks for all commentsWell, you would anticipate that once the new QP comes on the market, all other QPs will experience an additional drop in value, similar to the introduction of each new model year. However, given the fact the new QP will be a redesign of the current model, you might expect all existing QPs to experience an even greater value loss as customers flock to the new QP. That assumes that the new QP is viewed as a desirable upgrade to the current model. If not, then maybe nostalgic QP lovers flock back to the current model. That's probably wishful thinking but how Maserati makes this transition from niche car marker to a low production maker will make a differnce.
It's not the grey on in Seattle is it??I have seen an amazing QP 2010 GTS with short mileage and would like to have some opinions regarding the expected drop in value when new model is appearing (probably sooner than later)