Average new price: £9,885
Percentage retained after three years and 60,000 miles: 28.1%
Average depreciation after three years and 60,000 miles: £7,110
A Chevrolet Spark might have been a vaguely sensible purchase if it was very, very cheap. But you can pick up rivals such as the fantastic Skoda Citigo for less, and the city car sector has moved forward considerably since the latest Spark was introduced in 2007. Fortunately, Chevrolet has now withdrawn sales of the Spark from the UK, so motorists will no longer be throwing money away by buying a new Spark.