BMW 7 Series (2002-2009)
Price new: from £52,750 (in today’s money: £78,749)
Price now: from £2500
Depreciation has always haunted BMW 7 Series models, but none more so than Chris Bangle’s most Marmite iteration: the E65 of 2002.
Time has taken the edge off these barges’ idiosyncratic looks, but they still won’t be to everyone’s taste. Still, you can’t fault the amount of car on offer.
The 730d has a few reliability woes, so we would aim for a tidy 730i and enjoy that creamy straight six.
Depreciation might be painful if you’re buying a new luxury car, but it’s the used buyer’s friend. We find 10 brilliant barges now available for bargain prices