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This thread looks like its going off topic, but for what its worth, when you compare depreciation, you need to compare the residual values with what was actually paid for the cars when new. Citroen are the mad discounters (no-body pays list price), typically you can get at least 15% off without trying, and that's not mentioning the cashback schemes they have on models they are pushing.
So yes, if you paid £14,000 for a new Picasso and found out a year later that it was only worth £7,000 - you'd (rightly) be miffed. But if you actually paid £10,000 - its more in line with the market as a whole.
French cars have historically had poor residuals, and although the German quality myth seems to have been exposed, the Japanese still seem to score best in JD Power owner surveys (and the like).
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