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Re: Change car now?

Obviously, you have the benefit in knowing how the car 'really' is, and your own financial position.

But unless you feel a need to change, I wouldn't (at least not yet).

The basic shape hasn't changed - so apart from the opportunity to have a different colour (and a couple of trim items), it's not going to 'date' your car overnight. Plus, you have spent a lot of time & effort personalising your car (which the dealer won't add any extra value for). Finally, if new car sales are so slow, that will mean resale values should be buoyant, therefore a low mileage 2 year old car won't depreciate by much when it's still a low-mileage 3 year old car. But you might get a better deal next year.

If all else fails - you always have the option of the aftermarket warranty route to explore, and plenty of time to do so.



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