Rest In Peace: These 30 Vehicles Are Going Away

2019 Buick Cascada
Buick Cascada. Credit: Buick

As they say, all good things must come to an end and that is true of vehicles, too. The death list of 2020 models is pretty extensive, more so than I recall in a while.

I get the question a lot about whether it is a good idea or not to buy a discontinued car. The big consideration is how long you plan to keep it. Vehicles that are known to be going away are typically bargains, however, if you usually only keep a car 3-4 years, the depreciation curve can be steep. For 5 years or longer, depreciation is not a big consideration.

Getting parts is not a problem either, parts will be around for many years, unless the manufacturer goes out of business, then it is an issue.

Please pause for a moment of silence in honor of these soon to be executed models, in alphabetical order:
  • Aston Martin Vanquish
  • Audi TT
  • BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
  • Buick Cascada convertible
  • Buick LaCrosse
  • Cadillac ATS
  • Cadillac CT6*
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Cadillac XTS
  • Chevy Corvette front engine
  • Chevy Cruze
  • Chevy Impala
  • Chevy Volt hybrid
  • Ferrari 488
  • Fiat 500
  • Fiat 500e
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Ford Flex
  • Ford Taurus
  • Hyundai Santa Fe XL
  • Infiniti QX30
  • Jaguar F-type manual
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Lincoln MKC
  • Lincoln MKT
  • Nissan 370Z convertible
  • Nissan Rogue hybrid
  • Smart For Two
  • Toyota Prius C
  • VW Beetle
  • VW E-Golf

*While GM has not officially said CT6 was being killed, the plant it is made in is scheduled to close and given the slow death of large sedans, it seems likely the CT6 execution is almost certain.
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