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Maybach And Luxury Car Depreciation

In 1997, Diamler-Chyrsler unveiled the Maybach concept car at the Tokyo Auto Show. The revival of the Maybach brand was intended to represent the epitome of automotive luxury and engineering. The cars produced by Maybach from 2002-2012 were rivals to luxury sedans produced by Rolls Royce and Bentley. In late 2012, Daimler announced that it was discontinuing the producing of Maybach as a result or poor sales, in part caused by the 2008 recession. The final Maybach model to be produced was the 62 Landaulet, which featured a convertible rear, but enclosed front. During it short-lived revival, Maybach’s were known for their luxurious interiors, and imposing exteriors.

A 2004 Maybach 62 is for sale for just under $150,000 with 82,000 miles. The “62” indicates the car’s length at 62 inches. The car is so large that it can comfortably accommodate two fully reclining rear seats, as well as a small refrigerator, and two folding writing desks. This Maybach costs half of a new Bentley Mulsanne or a Rolls Royce Phantom and offers comparable, if not superior amenities. If the Maybach’s a little out of your price range, don’t worry, given the notoriously dramatic depreciation of luxury cars a Maybach or something like it could soon be well within reach.

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