Rolls-Royce Ghost Depreciation

A Rolls-Royce Ghost will depreciate 56% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $142,843.

Value disappears quickly for a Ghost when new, and the first owner can expect to lose $80,000-90,000 in the first two years alone. That trend continues through the first five years, losing a whopping $150,000 on average. After that, however, Ghosts maintain their value rather well, and depreciation slows considerably. Given that styling changes are relatively subtle, and the ride will always be like floating on a cloud, we recommend finding one that is at least a few years old, has only been used on sunny days to drive in the park, and is polished and put to bed nightly. Plus, no one is going to ask you what model year it is, as they'll be more interested in the full-sized umbrella that is secretly hidden in the rear door.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 3,000 miles per year, and assumes a purchase price of $323,100 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.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $44,652 86.18% $278,448 3,000 2021
2 $101,647 68.54% $221,453 6,000 2022
3 $120,710 62.64% $202,390 9,000 2023
4 $155,023 52.02% $168,077 12,000 2024
5 $180,257 44.21% $142,843 15,000 2025
6 $187,140 42.08% $135,960 18,000 2026
7 $190,629 41.00% $132,471 21,000 2027
8 $193,860 40.00% $129,240 24,000 2028
9 $195,992 39.34% $127,108 27,000 2029
10 $206,041 36.23% $117,059 30,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $44,652 86.18% $278,448
2 $101,647 68.54% $221,453
3 $120,710 62.64% $202,390
4 $155,023 52.02% $168,077
5 $180,257 44.21% $142,843
6 $187,140 42.08% $135,960
7 $190,629 41.00% $132,471
8 $193,860 40.00% $129,240
9 $195,992 39.34% $127,108
10 $206,041 36.23% $117,059

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If you purchase a used Rolls-Royce Ghost that is 2 years old, then you could save $101,647 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 $78,610. 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 Ghost models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Rolls-Royce Ghost

The 2018 Rolls-Royce Ghost is our top pick for the best model year value for the Ghost. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 69% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2015 model years are also attractive years for the Ghost, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Ghost'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 Rolls-Royce Ghost models.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $323,100 $323,100 $2,058 $0 0% 100%
2019 $322,850 $280,579 $2,341 $42,521 13.16% 86.18%
2018 $320,347 $222,450 $2,872 $58,129 20.72% 68.54% Best
2017 $316,609 $201,999 $3,680 $20,451 9.19% 62.64% Good
2016 $312,576 $166,813 $4,211 $35,186 17.42% 52.02% Better
2015 $304,533 $139,920 $5,288 $26,893 16.12% 44.21% Better
2014 $298,551 $132,868 $7,252 $7,052 5.04% 42.08% Good
2013 $272,140 $111,577 $8,183 $21,291 16.02% 41%
2012 $270,748 $108,299 $8,801 $3,278 2.94% 40%
2011 $245,037 $106,423 $10,031 $1,876 1.73% 39.34%
2010 $243,225 $98,414 $10,300 $8,009 7.53% 36.23%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $323,100 100%
2019 $280,579 86.18%
2018 $222,450 68.54% Best
2017 $201,999 62.64% Good
2016 $166,813 52.02% Better
2015 $139,920 44.21% Better
2014 $132,868 42.08% Good
2013 $111,577 41%
2012 $108,299 40%
2011 $106,423 39.34%
2010 $98,414 36.23%

Considering financing? Try our Rolls-Royce Ghost Loan Calculator, which will steer you away from unattractive loan structures that put you in a bad financial position relative to the value of your vehicle. Customize a loan structure that is right for you, or try some basic options, No Money Down, 10% Down and 20% Down. Important Note: CarEdge.com does NOT offer auto financing, or are we affiliated with any financing sources. We provide this information in the hope that you can make a more informed purchasing decision.

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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 September 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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