Who gives a $hit about depreciation. When I purchase a car brand new, I purchase it because I want to keep the car for at least 5 to 10 years and drive it into the ground. So depreciation means $hit to me. By the time that I get finished driving a brand new car and putting a lot of miles on it, the car will not be worth a lot of money anyways. My car will be worth the same amount of money that another car that's similar in model year and make is worth with the same mileage on it. Depreciation means $hit when you want to keep a brand new vehicle for a very long time. Depreciation also occurs on used cars. The ONLY difference being that there is LESS depreciation on a used car, but nonetheless depreciation still exists on a used car. I would rather buy a brand new car and have the depreciation than buy a used one and find out that it's a POS because the previous owner before me abused and beat the $hit out of it.