5. Subaru WRX

Price: $32,634

Resold within the first year: 3.3%

There are two Subaru cultures: The one that shuttles kids to school, lacrosse practice and the organic grocer of your choice and the one that tunes up the WRX and tears up the streets.

4. Chrysler 200

The offspring of the Chrysler Sebring was always difficult to get excited about. A 2.4-liter, 184-horsepower V6 or a brawnier 3.6-liter, 295-horsepower engine that can get 35 miles per gallon on the highway were about as sexy as a sensible pair of khaki slacks.

Price: $25,132

Resold within the first year: 3.8%

3. Nissan Versa Note

Price: $16,606

Resold within the first year: 4%

Hey, it's the Versa... but in hatchback form! That's Nissan's entire marketing strategy around this car, which does nothing to improve upon the Versa other than give it 112.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

2. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Price: $49,042

Resold within the first year: 6.1%

We'd say there was a time when this was the starter Benz, but it's pretty clear that both dealers and buyers still view it as that.

1. BMW 3 Series

Price: $44,833

Resold within the first year: 8%

What's the moral of this story? Entry-level luxury doesn't often exceed high-level offerings from non-luxury brands enough for a buyer not to have a little remorse.

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