And that extends to new car purchases, according to a recent survey by automotive research firm iSeeCars.com, which has compiled a list of the 11 cars most frequently sold just one year after leaving a showroom for the first time.

iSeeCars says an average of 1.5 per cent of cars are re-sold after one year. The organization looked at sales data from 2015 and 2016 and examined 24 million registrations of new vehicles from model years 2015 through 2017 to find cars with resale rates that were significantly higher than that average.

Why do people trade vehicles within a year of buying them? It’s easy to assume that, in at least a few cases, the car was a poorly-built example — a “lemon” — but we suspect in most instances it’s a matter of the vehicle not meeting the buyer’s expectations in one way or another.

But you’d have to have a pretty serious beef with a car to want to trade it in during the first year, because that’s the period during which most vehicles depreciate the most quickly: selling a car so soon after buying it new almost definitely means taking a significant financial hit. In fact, iSeeCars said the resale value on each of these cars is lower than the industry average.