50 Cars That are Plummeting in Value


#18 – Volvo S80

Class: Midsize Luxury, Executive Car, Full Size Car
Production: 1998-2016
Starting Price: $45,000+
Depreciation Rate: 23.1%

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Introduced in 1998 as Volvo’s flagship sedan, the Volvo S80 spanned two generations of drivers but is somewhat of a forgotten model in the luxury sedan market despite its reliability and safety rating. The second generation was released in 2006 and remained in production until 2016 with a price tag of $45,000 that included luxury features like a wood steering wheel and 19-inch Bor alloy wheels. However, the upgrades failed to boost S80 sales and Volvo pulled the line from production in 2016.

The Swedish engineering made the S80 a gorgeous luxury car and added to its value with a deprecation of only 23.1% after its first year on the road. Today, 2016 models go for around $28,687 with Edmunds reporting the true cost to own at $49,808 depending on fuel, maintenance, insurance and repair costs over five years. Older models are priced between $11,000 and $20,000, which is a great deal on a pre-owned luxury sedan!