Newer Alfas depreciate slower than they used to, but I would imagine the 156 GTA would depreciate quickly, not just because its and Alfa, but because of the type of car it is. I know a guy whio has a BMW 330 with a fancy sports kit, and he's lost a massive amount of money despite limiting the mileage and very carefully looking after the car (almost halved in value in two years ).
I dunno how much a GTA would depreciate (Check the www.alfaromeo.co.uk website and do a search for used GTA's). But I guess you've got to balance the experience against any monetary loss. If it was me I'd probably go for it, but I'm a died in the wool Alfisti . Good luck.
Another thing to think of when you're talking about depreciation rates.
BMW's depreciate slowly, but people who buy them new pay full price.
Alfa's depreciate a bit quicker, but you'd have to be a fool to pay list price for a new Alfa. You need to take that new car discount into account, in most of the cases on here I've seen people work it out, they've found that the discount they've been able to get has cancelled out the higher depreciation, and sometimes a bit more besides.
The other thing I'd say is just a personal opinion, but it amazes me that people set out to buy a car and they're already thinking of selling it. I purchase a car because it's the one I want, not because of what it'll be worth to other people 2-3 years down the line.
Imagine if you could buy the most dull car in the world, but it'd save you a bit of money. Would you do it? I certainly wouldn't.
Mind you, this is all easy for me to say, I buy my cars 2nd hand, so I love depreciation, it means I can afford a nicer car
I guess it really depends on the country. In Japan, the depreciation is almost non-existent on top of the line performance models such as the GTA. Excluding taxes and other charges, I bought a 2006 147 GTA Selespeed for 3,690,000 yen - the list price is 4,380,000 yen, which means Alfa gave me a discount of 690,000 yen.
I checked an online car auction website and found that the cheapest GTA from 2 years ago (with 9000km on it) went for 3,480,000 yen, almost the same price I paid new! The web site is here (though in Japanese, with the pictures you should be able to follow it):
A quick hi from 92001, since a few days proud owner of pictured 156 2.0 JTS Berlina was rear ended by a 19yr old, giving me the chance to finally buy something that might not be clever, but surely is fun.
Will probably ask a lot of questions and get involved in fun.
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