An excerpt from MSN Autos:

BMW topped other luxury makes for the second year in a row in 2005, ALG said. The lease analysis and information company noted that the MINI Cooper, which is sold by BMW, won out in maintaining value over competitors in the compact car segment.

Typically, the best value retention percentage for a passenger vehicle over the first three years is between 60 percent and 70 percent of the original price.

[ ALG’s Value Winners ] MSN Autos