Does Subaru WRX Hold Its Value?

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 07/13/22 •  3 min read

The Subaru WRX’s value will depreciate by 40% after five years and its resale value will be at a little over $21,000. That is based on the presumption that the buying price for a brand-new one would be a little over $36,000.

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Is it Better to Buy a Subaru WRX New or a Used One?

Suppose that you purchased a Subaru WRX that was used two years ago. You could save over $8,000 as compared to buying new. Plus, you still end up with a fairly new car with very little wear and tear. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years, you will end up with a depreciation cost of at least $6,000.

Try other vehicles that are older, or other brands of vehicles, to see if you can find points where the depreciation costs are considerably low. If buying a vehicle that is a few years old is not possible, maybe you should consider something else.

How Subaru WRXs Retain Values So Well

We think one of the reasons why the WRX has held onto its value so well is that the Subarus are, as a rule, the best cars, barring a few exceptions.

Subarus just don’t depreciate as quickly as other kinds of cars. Subaru makes some of the best-selling cars, whether it is the Outback, the Forester, or the WRX. Even with those cars that may not sell very well, many people are loyal to them. They like the quality of the features, the build, and the all-weather capability. That will result in lower rates of depreciation and stronger retainability.

The Subaru WRX’s Practicality

Then we have the last pillar of the Subaru WRX, one that fights against the inflated values. It is therefore very popular, because people find that the cars have a practical sedan layout. It is even possible to put child seats in this sports car. It runs reliably alongside your use. If that is not the recipe for a successful business, we don’t know what is.

How to Make a Subaru WRX Last Long?

Making sure a Subaru WRX lasts long is not just down to buying or selling it when its depreciation suits you best. It is also down to how well the vehicle is taken care of by the owner. It is crucial, for example, to avoid subjecting the car to harsh conditions and environmental hazards. Also, make sure that the car is properly maintained so that it does not get into any accident. This way, you will have a car that can hold on to its value for a long time.

From the perspective of the buyer, you can apply the same logic. Make sure to properly vet the owner. Also, make sure that the owner has a good history of maintaining his or her vehicle. You should also check out how well the car has been looked after and taken care of in the past. This will allow you to get a better idea of how much wear and tear the car has gone through.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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