Hello all. This is my first post to r8talk. I'm a member over at 6speed and currently drive a 997 carrera. I have been searching over the last week to get into a used r8 after over 4 years of porsche ownership. What I have noticed in researching this vehicle is that it enjoys very liitle depreciation in relation to other vehicles. The caveat however is that most cars have very limited miles as I guess it is primarially driven as a weekend car and not as a daily.
How do R8's price if miles are high? I intend to buy a relatively low mileage car but intend to use it as my daily driver (over 12,000 miles anually). I know when I go to sell or trade 3 years down, other R8's will have signicantly lower miles. For conversations sake, most cars depreciate roughly 50% in about 3 years. Will an R8's depreciation be similar, greater, less considering it will be driven roughly 12,000 miles a year? I guess the same dillemna is valid for other supercars (Ferrari, Lamborghini, ect.). Also is it better to own a newer year R8 or a lower mileage older R8 given the same price? Many thanks.