50 Cars That are Plummeting in Value


#46 – Chrysler 300 C

Class: Full Size Luxury Car
Production: 2004-Present
Starting Price: $28,995+
Depreciation Rate: 37%

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“Crafted without compromise.” A veteran in the class of luxury sedans, the Chrysler 300 C was first introduced in 2005 and signified the revival of the classic American sedan with its power and luxury. Offering a range of V6 and V8 engines including the Hemi V8 that left Chrysler fans drooling, the 300 is now in its second generation with variations including a four-door notchback sedan and a five-door station wagon with upgrades including LED headlights, a sunroof, and aluminum wheels that bring the base price to $28,995 with most models averaging around $32,800.

The 300 C has a high depreciation rate at 37% that brings the average sticker price of $32,800 down to $20,664 after the first year. While this is a shocking drop, the depreciation levels out over the next five years with the true cost to own value at $46,500 after 60 months. Overall, new models are affordable depending on upgrades and options, but many Chrysler fans are venturing over to the pre-owned market where low-mileage options in good condition are going for around $20,000.