If we were to go back a decade or so you knew the moment you bought a new Ford its depreciation would be pretty bad when compared to its German counterparts. It just shows how far things have come because a new report has forecast the new Ford Mondeo depreciation value, and it holds up pretty well to its rivals.
We know reports like this have to be taken with a pinch of salt, but even owners of current Ford models have found their value seems to be holding on longer than it has done in years gone by.
The all-new Ford Mondeo goes on sale in January 2015 and the 2.0 TDCi ECOnetic Zetec after-market value is set to rival that of the Mercedes C 200 BlueTEC SE, VW Passat 2.0 TDI BM Tech Executive, Audi A4 2.0TDIe SE and the BMW 318d SE.
Value of these models respectively after 3yrs or 30k miles – £9,600, £13,025, £9,875, £10,550, and £10,175. To give you an idea of how much their value dropped, the retail price for those models new are £22,490, £28,515, £23,740, £27,545, £27,620, which shows there is a shift in executive car values.
We know it is hard to forecast the values of these vehicles over the years, but data from previous years were taken into account, along with the fact the new Mondeo has sheer good looks, and offers more for its money in terms of quality interior.
Do you think this forecast will persuade you to go for the new Ford Mondeo rather than a Audi A4 or VW Passat?