Exactly, the "value" has only gone down if you need to cash in I get my money's worth by keeping my cars maintained and getting over 12-15 years from them.Keep driving it. No loss in value then.
I know that doesn't work if you need to have the latest and greatest but depending on where you live you have no choice* unless you want to bleed money on cars.
* Canada (sounds like things were worse for the European Ampera, wonder why it didn't sell? ;-)
-No federal rebates
-Provincial only in 3 provinces and will never be seen in the oil producing "red neck" provinces, where I live
(your $7500 + 2500 rebates mean an extra ~CDN $13500)
-Exchange rate poor at the moment
(add 30+ %)
-To add insult to injury we pay a premium even on big 3 cars made in Canada and sold back to us)
-I'm not going to get into lease prices since I don't know much there, but I can guarantee the ones I've are 2X+ what I've read on the forum.