Auto Trader has published data gathered by car valuation experts Glass' Guide which shows the top 10 most depreciation resistant cars in the UK.
The Fiat 500 came seventh in the poll, with the Toyota Land Cruiser V8 4.5 D4D being crowned as Britain's most depreciation-proof car. The Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI CR 4×4 and Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro came second and third respectively.
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The data is based on cars bought on a 09 plate that have covered 39,000 miles. The Toyota Land Cruiser was praised for having a limited used supply (having never been offered at a discount), its engineering and ability to go anywhere.
The Yeti won points for its popularity with families, practical cabin and load bay. The Audi Q5 Quattro's downsized engine, that produces impressive fuel economy, helped it into third place.
The Fiat 500 is one of the few small cars to make the list, with judges commenting on the car's 'fun character and good fuel economy, without having to resort to a distinctly un-chic diesel engine'.
"I am delighted that the Fiat 500 has again received the praise it deserves," says Elena Bernardelli, marketing director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK Ltd. "It's clear that our customers are benefitting from its remarkable depreciation record, and I'm pleased that industry experts appreciate it too."
The popular supermini has sold over 100,000 models in the United Kingdom so far, with prices starting from £9960 (OTR) for the 1.2 Pop.
You can learn more about the model and its derivatives by reading MotorTorque's Fiat 500 ratings and reviews.
Written by John Meadowcroft