Buying a vehicle as soon as it goes on sale certainly has its advantages, but sometimes it is just better to wait for a few years and purchase the car which has already been used because its price decreases significantly. Sometimes the starting price of the model produced in the United States is high, but even after a few years, it stays at that level without any particular reason. Here is the list of seven vehicles which are surprisingly expensive.
2000 Plymouth Prowler
The Plymouth Prowler is designed in a way to be a classic. Thus there was a price tag of $44,625 for the vehicle that just rolled off the factory. According to KBB, a Plymouth Prowler that has 67,000 miles on its trip meter should cost $22,222. However, there are even more expensive examples such as the one selling on eBay that costs $29,995 with just 20,000 miles covered.
2006 Chevrolet SSR
When the Chevy SSR was introduced, it was supposed to be a unique vehicle, but it just cannot be compared to the classic El Camino. For the new model, you would have to pay $41,995, but with 47,000 miles on the clock, the worth of this vehicle is $19,392, KBB states. One that is sold on eBay went 42,000 miles, and it costs $25,500.
2008 Lincoln Mark LT
In the first three years on the market, more than 30,000 examples of the Lincoln Mark LT have been sold. Even nowadays, the price of this pickup is on the high level, and according to KBB the one with almost 100,000 miles on the clock is worth $20,812. On eBay, you might be able to find a slightly cheaper version.
2009 Hummer H2
The Hummer H2 is out of the production, but its price remained high. If the Hummer has crossed slightly more than 80,000 miles, than the suggested retail price would be $33,032, says KBB. In 2008 the price of the H2 was $53,286, but there is one example in good condition that is sold just under $60,000 on eBay.
2009 Pontiac G8/GXP
Even though the production of the Pontiac G8 lasted only from 2008 to 2009, almost 40,000 units were sold. A used G8 with 70,000 miles on the clock reaches $12,165 price today. On the other hand, we have a GXP model with a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 402 horses, and this vehicle can be found for the staggering price of $30,144.
2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe
Only 1,266 examples of the Pontiac Solstice Coupe were assembled at the Wilmington, Delaware facility and after that, the production ended. According to KBB, the Solstice Coupe with 60,000 miles in its pocket costs $9,369. On eBay, you can find several of these priced at $22,000 and considering that its starting price was $24,275 that is just too expensive.
2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
The 2013 Chevy Avalanche cost less than $30,000 as it was equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that delivers 320 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque. Even after 58,000 miles the worth of this car is $25,016 according to KBB. A well-equipped Avalanche is sold for almost $30,000 on eBay, which means that it has kept its original price even after four years.
Is there any other car that comes with a high price tag even though several years have passed?