By TEMILADE ENIOLA
Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah added a 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class to her Garage. The black coated posh automobile carries a customized plate number – Jackie 5-15.
According to Ghanaweb, Jackie’s exotic garage parades choice cars including a Toyota Camry 2008 model, Nissan Murano 2010 E120, Range Rover, BMW X6 2013 model all with the registration number customized with her name.
Asked when she’s going to change her 2013 car and buy a 2015 car, she said that her focus is more on things about the society and real estate than investing in new cars.
In June, she was quoted saying that her focus is now on doing investing in business rather than luxury cars.
Her words, “For now apart from my yearly donations , and supporting the less privileged, I am also into real estate, so my focus has shifted from buying new cars , to doing more business now” She said.
“A car tends to wear out in 10 years (or 15 if you’re lucky) no matter how much maintenance you do. And the cost to fix them back to “brand-new” is more than the cost of buying a new car. So after some time you find you need to buy a new car, and you can’t sell the old one for much.
The depreciated value of the car after 10 years is approximately the price you’d get if you sold it, the combination of the land holding its value or even appreciating, and the house building also holding its value through good maintenance means that houses generally don’t lose much value over the years, unlike cars” she added.