Volkswagen Golf GTI Depreciation

A Volkswagen Golf GTI will depreciate 50% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $17,680.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $35,395 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Depreciation Calculator

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $7,323 79.31% $28,072 12,000 2022
2 $11,054 68.77% $24,341 24,000 2023
3 $13,836 60.91% $21,559 36,000 2024
4 $16,342 53.83% $19,053 48,000 2025
5 $17,715 49.95% $17,680 60,000 2026
6 $20,614 41.76% $14,781 72,000 2027
7 $22,748 35.73% $12,647 84,000 2028
8 $23,984 32.24% $11,411 96,000 2029
9 $24,840 29.82% $10,555 108,000 2030
10 $27,176 23.22% $8,219 120,000 2031

Volkswagen Golf GTI Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,323 79.31% $28,072
2 $11,054 68.77% $24,341
3 $13,836 60.91% $21,559
4 $16,342 53.83% $19,053
5 $17,715 49.95% $17,680
6 $20,614 41.76% $14,781
7 $22,748 35.73% $12,647
8 $23,984 32.24% $11,411
9 $24,840 29.82% $10,555
10 $27,176 23.22% $8,219

Buying a Volkswagen Golf GTI New vs Used

If you purchase a used Volkswagen Golf GTI that is 2 years old, then you could save $11,054 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 $6,661. 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 Golf GTI models become available.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

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Other Volkswagen Golf GTI Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Volkswagen Golf GTI costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: