Join Date: Jul 2006
Nominated 11 Times in 37 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 17
Thanked 2,467 Times in 1,851 Posts
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.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater