Saw an article in the Truth About Cars.com that said that $40k + tricked up pickups depreciated only about $450 a year more on average than much cheaper sedans. No wonder we truck owners see ourselves coming and going. I checked. It's true. My no-option 2012 XL F150 has a couple thousand dollars higher resale value than a comparably (original msrp) priced Honda Civic of the same model year. Didn't expect that when I bought. Might look into a used Acura when the old Crown Vic gives up the ghost. I figure that the effect would be even more pronounced there.