Porsche 911 Depreciation

A Porsche 911 will depreciate 46% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $98,077.

The Porsche 911 is one of the greatest cars of all time, and is virtually problem-free and indestructible. As a result, it holds its value terrificly. It's one of the few cars out there that if you buy the right one, you may actually make money on it-really, no lie. Despite the more expensive ones now fetching close to $200,000, the brand and the model have some die-hard followers, and that keeps the pre-owned market strong. If you're looking for a high-performance speedster that has room for you, and just one more, it's a keeper. Bonus, it doesn't take up much space in the garage.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per, and assumes a purchase price of $182,333 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Porsche 911 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $28,553 84.34% $153,780 13,500 2021
2 $47,862 73.75% $134,471 27,000 2022
3 $53,041 70.91% $129,292 40,500 2023
4 $66,661 63.44% $115,672 54,000 2024
5 $84,256 53.79% $98,077 67,500 2025
6 $92,425 49.31% $89,908 81,000 2026
7 $105,224 42.29% $77,109 94,500 2027
8 $108,142 40.69% $74,191 108,000 2028
9 $113,706 37.64% $68,627 121,500 2029
10 $118,853 34.82% $63,480 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $28,553 84.34% $153,780
2 $47,862 73.75% $134,471
3 $53,041 70.91% $129,292
4 $66,661 63.44% $115,672
5 $84,256 53.79% $98,077
6 $92,425 49.31% $89,908
7 $105,224 42.29% $77,109
8 $108,142 40.69% $74,191
9 $113,706 37.64% $68,627
10 $118,853 34.82% $63,480

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If you purchase a used Porsche 911 that is 2 years old, then you could save $47,862 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $36,394. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used 911 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Porsche 911

The 2018 Porsche 911 is our top pick for the best model year value for the 911. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 74% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2015 model years are also attractive years for the 911, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the 911's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Porsche 911 models.

Porsche 911 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $182,333 $182,333 $413 $0 0% 100%
2019 $180,625 $152,842 $496 $29,491 16.17% 84.34% Better
2018 $182,150 $134,983 $652 $17,859 11.68% 73.75% Best
2017 $136,764 $97,869 $888 $37,114 27.5% 70.91% Good
2016 $168,906 $108,202 $1,044 +$10,333 -10.56% 63.44% Good
2015 $166,444 $90,893 $1,359 $17,309 16% 53.79% Better
2014 $168,200 $84,881 $1,934 $6,012 6.61% 49.31%
2013 $150,655 $65,924 $2,207 $18,957 22.33% 42.29%
2012 $158,810 $67,003 $2,388 +$1,079 -1.64% 40.69%
2011 $185,242 $81,414 $2,748 +$14,411 -21.51% 42.47%
2010 $126,170 $58,906 $2,827 $22,508 27.65% 44.45%
2009 $125,985 $54,521 $3,259 $4,385 7.44% 40.69%
2008 $126,820 $55,046 $3,872 +$525 -0.96% 40.35%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $182,333 100%
2019 $152,842 84.34% Better
2018 $134,983 73.75% Best
2017 $97,869 70.91% Good
2016 $108,202 63.44% Good
2015 $90,893 53.79% Better
2014 $84,881 49.31%
2013 $65,924 42.29%
2012 $67,003 40.69%
2011 $81,414 42.47%
2010 $58,906 44.45%
2009 $54,521 40.69%
2008 $55,046 40.35%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in April 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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