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Funnily enough, that's exactly what we ended up doing with our 02 Clio, though not intentionally.
The wife took the car into the dealer to have what now appears to be a
related problem fixed (though the dealer wanted to replace the
wiring loom) and spotted a 5 door Clio on the forecourt (they're like rocking-horse muck.)
The fact that the car had a fault didn't affect the trade-in value in the slightest, and it's now up to the dealer to decide whether they fix it at their own expense or flog it on with the fault still present. I'd say the latter was unlikely unless they shift it 'sold as seen' at an auction, as it had got to the stage where the fault was pretty obvious every time you drove the car.
Currently in Horatio's garage:
2010 Laguna III Initiale.