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Buying a second hand car

I have searched through most of the car dealers in Vaud and Geneve and I had one question in mind that some of you might be able to answer. I'm looking for a buy a seven-seater car and i have looked at various models. I was thinking of buying something within the 15k budget and something like 2008+ keeping in mind that I may be able to sell it away after 3-4 years of usage for a decent amount. Cars like Citroen C4 Grand Picasso definitely aren't worth buying if over 10k because their value depreciates fast.

Now my question finally. What year and mileage I should be looking at for a car that's under 15k which may also be resalable after 3-4 years of usage.

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I have searched through most of the car dealers in Vaud and Geneve and I had one question in mind that some of you might be able to answer. I'm looking for a buy a seven-seater car and i have looked at various models. I was thinking of buying something within the 15k budget and something like 2008+ keeping in mind that I may be able to sell it away after 3-4 years of usage for a decent amount. Cars like Citroen C4 Grand Picasso definitely aren't worth buying if over 10k because their value depreciates fast.

Now my question finally. What year and mileage I should be looking at for a car that's under 15k which may also be resalable after 3-4 years of usage.

Thanks!
It will be worth very little to sell to a dealer, as almost no market for 10 year old cars in CH. With that in mind, you might do better to buy a 10 year old car now, I suspect 50% of the cost will be dealer mark up & preparation MFK etc.
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Re: Buying a second hand car

Perhaps if you tried plugging your requirements into Autoscout you too would have found this list

Touran is probably your best bet for lowest depreciation over 4 years.
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Re: Buying a second hand car

I am also looking at a 7-seater, preferably new, but perhaps used. Have looked at SEAT? The thing with the used cars in the 10-15K range is that they all have 6-digit mileage, which probably means you should also keep in mind the servicing costs on some models are getting pretty high
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I am also looking at a 7-seater, preferably new, but perhaps used. Have looked at SEAT? The thing with the used cars in the 10-15K range is that they all have 6-digit mileage, which probably means you should also keep in mind the servicing costs on some models are getting pretty high
You're correct but the thing with seat is that the new version is worth buying but that is costing me more than 20k plus I'm looking at automatic transmission.

I came across Chevrolet Captiva; 2011, 138k km, 2.0 diesel for 12.9k. I don't know if it'll be deemed useless after it goes above 200k km because that is how much it'll be after 3 years.
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Re: Buying a second hand car

Assuming whatever you get has no value in 3 year - Could you look at leasing? Wouldn't 4 or 5k be enough for a first payment? If you're considering a reasonably priced car then perhaps it works out to similar outlay in 3 years as the used car will likely require some garage/service time as opposed to a brand new car, which theoretically should not.
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Assuming whatever you get has no value in 3 year - Could you look at leasing? Wouldn't 4 or 5k be enough for a first payment? If you're considering a reasonably priced car then perhaps it works out to similar outlay in 3 years as the used car will likely require some garage/service time as opposed to a brand new car, which theoretically should not.
Yes but new cars are way too pricey for me. I would be paying almost double for twice the number of years for a new car than the old one. Correct me if I misunderstood your point.

The question that I had was to get the most benefit by buying such a second hand car that the depreciation isn't too steep which is why I am avoiding new cars as they depreciate faster.
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