50 Cars That are Plummeting in Value


#17 – Audi A6

Class: Executive Car
Production: 1994-Present
Starting Price: $49,700+
Depreciation Rate: 22.7%

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Audi introduced another executive car into its lineup in 1994 with the release of the Audi A6, which was designed as the successor to the Audi 100. Offering front-wheel or four-wheel drive, diesel options, and turbocharged engines, the Audi A6 went through numerous upgrades with the current Audi A6 in its fourth generation as the C7/4G, which includes a new exterior style, updated transmission and infotainment system, LED headlights, and state-of-the-art 4G mobile internet.

2018 A6 models are priced at $49,700 with new car buyers spending an average of $66,000 to get behind the wheel of Audi’s luxury vehicle. Within the first year, the A6 depreciates by 22.7%, which brings the car’s value down to $38,418 with a true cost to own total of $81,340 after five years for those who spent around $65,000 on a new model. While the price seems high compared to other models, the Audi name carries a lot of weight in the car industry with even pre-owned models going for anywhere between $18,000 and $28,000.