I've never really looked at a car as an investment, since most of the time they go down in value.jgo said:Mod the hell out of it, realizing that you will never get a return on the investment. Exterior add ons need to be original VW parts. If you can't see it, don't worry about it. When you turn it in, they will do a half assed final inspection and will bill you for excessive wear and tear. They will find some, even if you put it up on blocks for the entire lease period.
Ultimately, it depends on what makes you happy. If we all used xcel for our purchases we would be wearing GAP chakis and driving a Carolla...............and maybe with a porn stash, although I don't know what that has to do with it............BlueFrogPosse said:Yeah, before I bought my GTI I did a little study on VW's ability to hold value and discovered that, on average, a VW will devalue faster than a Honda or Toyota for the first three years, but after that will start to gain ground. Then, after five years or so, the VW will be worth as much as any of the major Japanese brands (based on percentage of new-car value.) After ten years and up, VW will maintain a much higher percentage (20% vs <=10%, at ten years) of its original retail price. I suppose after all that work, I should have bought a three-year-old VW to make the highest overall value, but I couldn't possibly resist the MkV.