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5. BMW 3 Series. Average new price, $50,369. One-year depreciation, 38.2 percent. Average year-old price, $31,128
Our take. A Consumer Reports’ reliability rating of 1 out of 5 puts a wrench in the works. The 2012 to 2018 models scored better. Apparently, the 2019 has tempting upgrades such as improved handling and good fuel economy, but dependability has to be a part of that list.
6. Chevrolet Camaro. Average new price, $44,492. One-year depreciation, 37.8 percent. Average year-old price, $27,663
Our take. We wonder what the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger — Camaro’s direct rivals — did differently to avoid such a steep fall in value. Even though they’re not on the list, we would check their year-old prices, too, if we were shopping for a used sporty coupe. Buoying that: Consumer Reports’ reliability scores differ, showing Mustang at 3 of 5 and