errr, no, the second hand prices are on the floor, mid £30kish so as I have said before you could buy a 2/3/4 year old car and spend the same amount again and have a much superior car to any of those 3 !All good news.....cant help but think the higher the prices go the less they will sell which should keep the s/h prices strong??
2nd hand prices on the floor? :chuckle:errr, no, the second hand prices are on the floor, mid £30kish so as I have said before you could buy a 2/3/4 year old car and spend the same amount again and have a much superior car to any of those 3 !
These are incredible retained values, especially on the early cars. My first one was 53.5k (April 09) and would still be worth 34k ish?! I just can't see a decent UK 35 dropping below 30. Period. (No accounting for nasty imports obviously).37/38k for 40k miles 2010 and same for 20k 2009 makes me quite happy....without mods only cost me 20k depreciation in 3.5 years.
I was more thinking though that given the price new only seems to be going one way that perhaps the depreciation might slow down a bit. All on the basis that now the car is upper 70's new its right out of the segment it was in before (m3 etc) so if the new sales drop and number of good cars available drops resale might stabilize.
All meaningless for me in the real world though as I have no current plans to sell and not sure I could personally justify the price of a new one to only have to mod it all over again. Money no object I would though
Me too, but I figure you can't make Steve see sense.I just can't understand Steve's point. The residual values for the R35 are some of the strongest in the market place for that kind of car, and are now being quoted in the motor industry as 'class leading'. A 2009 car that was originally about 54k is still worth over 30k which is over 55% residual after nearly 5 years!
It is only the grey imports that have plummeted
Sounds like you got a good deal mate, I paid £36k for my MY09 with 35k miles on it about 5 months ago.Funny the link to the 2010 MY10 R35 should be put up. They are asking £37995.00 for it with 38K miles on it. In November 2011 I paid £37500 for my MY10 - at the time it had 24K miles on it. It now has 39K miles on it. Two and a bit years down the line and I'm pretty sure I could get near enough what I paid for it. Does not get much better really.