2017 2.5i Premium Lapis Blue
Depreciation doesn't really become a factor until you get rid of a car. And in general the longer you keep a car, new or used, the less of a factor it becomes. Buying a new car and keep it for 10 years and depreciation gets spread out so far that it is insignificant compared to the years of use of the car. Someone buying a new car and then trading it in after a couple of years most often will take the biggest hit because there is the big depreciation loss plus getting basically wholesale value for the trade in. A case like that is where leasing can actually make some sense. Doing a private sale instead of trading can help a little because you will do better than trade in price most of the time. Personally I hate selling things and I don't like the hassle of trying to sell a car so I'm usually okay with the trade in hit.