Alfa Romeo tops worst depreciation chart

Modified car insurance customers who do not drive an Alfa Romeo 166 may be grateful as it was announced today the motor is worst for depreciation in the UK.

According to new research by Eurotaxglass's, which looked at 06-plated models three years and 39,000 miles later, the 166 was found to hold only 14.4 per cent of its original list price.

The Rover 45/MG ZS was second, worth just over a third (20.3 per cent) of the value held after this period.

None of the top ten was worth more than 25 per cent. The collection included the Proton Impian at number five and the Renault Laguna at nine.

However, no models mentioned by the company are in production any longer.

"The used car market has been offering these models for many years and they have been overtaken by a younger generation of cars with more stylish, modern designs," explained Adrian Rushmore, managing editor of Glass's Guide.

Earlier this week, the organisation announced it had discovered the Peugeot 107 to be the vehicle likely to depreciate the least.


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