1. Domestics depreciate faster than imports
1. Domestics depreciate faster than imports
Retained value is a reliable indicator of vehicle quality and resale value, and it helps determine monthly lease payments. An analysis by Edmunds.com of models that hold their values best identifies 38 from Japan but only 21 from Detroit. That means owners of Japanese cars can expect to get more for their trade-ins, and Japanese manufacturers can offer lower lease rates.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated May 30 2012: 10:20 AM ET
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