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Ranked: These are the best vehicles to buy new (versus used)

The Model 3 depreciates little when it leaves the boutique lot.

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The latest survey from iSeeCars.com indicates that vehicles that are one year old cost 20.1 percent less on average than new models. Some models fare better, depreciating as little as 5.2 percent while others fare far worse losing 43.4 percent of their value after 365 days.

iSeeCars.com analyzed prices from over 6 million new and used cars sold from August 2019 to January 2020 to determine which cars were best to buy new and which were best to buy used. It identified the top ten cars that have the lowest price differences from their one-year-old used versions of the same vehicle and the cars with the greatest price differences.

No. 5 - Honda Fit

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The small Honda Fit depreciates just $2,111 or 12.5 percent.

No. 4 - Honda Civic Hatchback

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Honda's second car on the list is sold as a sedan and hatchback. The one-year old Civic hatchback model is priced just 11.9 percent less than a new one, discounted just $2,704.

No. 3 - Chevrolet Traverse

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Chevy's three-row crossover is discounted $4,198 when purchased with the wear and tear of a year-old vehicle. That's just an 11.7 percent discount.

No. 2 - Ford Ranger

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The Ford Ranger is in demand and its price decreases little when purchased. A one-year old model is $3,716 less than a new Ranger, 11.4 percent less.

No. 1 - Tesla Model 3

2020 Tesla Model 3

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The Model 3 depreciates half as quickly as the Ranger, with just a 5.5 percent difference in cost between a new model and a year-old one. That's just $2,529.

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Custom sports car

2022 Chevy COPO Camaro announced

Yes, that's a wheelie.

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In the late 1960s, Chevrolet dealers realized that they could use the automaker's Central Office Production Orders (COPO) to spec the Camaro with a larger engine than was offered to everyday buyers. A legend was born, but it only ran for a year before being discontinued until 2012. The newest iterations of the car have run in extremely limited quantities each year, and Chevrolet has just announced updates made to the car for 2022.

New for 2022, the COPO Camaro gets a 572 cubic-inch V8 that features a casti-iron block, four-bolt main caps, aluminum heads, a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods, and forged aluminum pistons. Pricing for the 572-equipped cars starts at $105,500 before destination.


2022 COPO Camaro The COPO will be available with a 572 cubic-inch V8.Chevrolet


Beyond the headline-grabbing 572, the drag strip-focused car will be offered with a pair of rowdy V8 engines. The COPO powertrain lineup includes a supercharged 350 cubic-inch V8 with 580 horsepower and a 427 cubic-inch V8 with 470 horsepower. All 2022 COPO Camaros get an ATI Racing Products TH400 three-speed automatic gearbox.

Production of the original COPO Camaro only ran for one year, but Chevy brought the car back in 2012. Production has continued since then, but only 69 cars have been built each year, a throwback to the original car's super-limited 69-car run. Since there are far more people wanting a car than there are actual cars, Chevrolet runs a lottery every November. The automaker says that thousands of people apply and the select few winners are notified in December that their purchase certificate is on the way.


2022 COPO Camaro Only 69 of the cars will be built.Chevrolet

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The G70 got a makeover for 2022.

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The Genesis G70 got a refresh for 2022, which brought an updated interior with new tech, along with a massaged front- and rear-end. I'm spending a week testing the renewed sports sedan, and have some initial thoughts after two days with the new model. I drove the 2021 G70 and felt that it was a cohesive package with few major downfalls. The 2022 model's improvements have made me like it even more. A full review will be out next week, but in the meantime, here are three things to know about the 2022 Genesis G70.

It's Plush


2022 Genesis G70 The G70's interior is top-shelf and gorgeous to look at.Genesis


Close your eyes and step into a G70 and you'll be hard pressed to believe you're sitting in anything other than a European luxury sedan. The cabin is gorgeous, and features high-end materials, great visibility, and intuitive technology. The front seats are sporty but supportive and comfortable, and high trim levels features super diamond stitched leathers and very few low-rent materials inside.

It's Quick

I'm testing the Sport Prestige 3.3T model, which his powered by a – you guessed it – twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine. With 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque on tap, the car will boogie. Its 0-60 mph time lands a at a modest 4.7 seconds, but Genesis did a good job of building in enough drama to make things interesting. The car's sonorous exhaust, rush of power off the line, and responsive transmission all work together to create a special experience. Even G70s equipped with the lesser turbocharged 2.0-liter engine still feel quick, thanks to 252 horsepower.

It's Gorgeous


2022 Genesis G70 The G70 isn't a large car, but offers enough room for a family of four to ride in comfort.Genesis


I tested a Genesis GV80 a few months ago, and found that it was the first car I'd driven around town that caused people to stop and take photos. Now, with the G70, I have my second. Despite a few awkward lines, created when Genesis added the split headlight and taillight look to the car, it's otherwise one of the sleekest and most eye-catching sedans around. Deeply sculpted sides and the large-but-not-too-large diamond grille also add to the look.

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