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Predicted 5-year retained value: 51 percent*Despite Volkswagen's spotty reputation for reliability - the brand fairs poorly in J.D. Powers' annual rankings of long-term dependability - its cars hold their value well.
At base, Volkswagen is simply the most affordable European brand you can get in this country. And it has a hard core of fans who love the way VW's look and perform.
Correction: An earlier version of this gallery displayed incorrect pricing for the Jetta.
*Source: Kelley Blue Book