- The automotive search engine
- iSeeCars.com only analyzed cars that were sold between 2015 and 2017. The resale percentage rate was calculated by dividing the total number of models resold by the total amount of new vehicle sales for that particular model.
- "I expect the reason is that both these brands sell very expensive vehicles," Gartner's senior automotive analyst Mike Ramsey told Business Insider. "I expect that both the cost to own and maintain the cars puts a high burden on people who bought them and then they are forced to sell them not long after."
Owning a car is one of the biggest financial investments one can make. But buyer's remorse strikes everyone, and some cars are resold at a rate more frequent than other models.
To figure out which cars are most frequently sold after being purchased, the automotive search engine iSeeCars.com analyzed 24 million new car sales over a two-year period.
Their methodology only analyzed cars that were sold between 2015 and 2017. New cars with more than 500 miles and used cars with less than 4,000 miles were excluded for the study.
While iSeeCars.com found that the market had an average resale rate of 1.5%, a group of cars had significantly higher rates of resale.
Mercedes-Benz and BMW brand cars are resold at a significantly higher rate. In fact, six of the top 11 most re-sold cars are either a Mercedes-Benz or a BMW.
This is not to say that every Mercedes-Benz or BMW is a poor purchase. Often, because these are luxury vehicles, consumers have a higher standard for the vehicles and might not be as easily satisfied as they would be by a mid-level sedan.
Let's take a look at the entire list below of the 11 cars re-sold at the fastest rate by American consumers.