Price seems pretty fair - I havent seen any advertised for less than £9500 yet. Which might suggest that the Cup has another advantage over 172 - doesnt suffer from initial depreciation quite so badly as 172, eg many people have paid £11-11,500 for their cups since last September, but only lost £2k on that, whilst 172 buyers will have paid higher purchase price yet have a car worth only marginally more on s/h market.
Ive got a cup, and I love it, but had I known how minor the performance gap is between it and and the "grown-up" 172, I would have gone for the 172 - climate would have been very welcome during those hot days a few weeks back.
Plus, I bought the cup thinking "itll be a classic ltd edition like the series 1 Willy", and in 8 years time, it too would be worth 50% of its original price....Silly me, not ltd at all, just cheaper to make, more popular, money making machine for renault. Having said that, I think the estimated number that will exist ultimately when production ceases in the autumn will be less than 2500 - compare that to the number of CTRs out there (where once Type R meant exclusive) of about 10000 in the uK and it makes you feel much better.
I love my cup. Smile factor is 11. Oh, and do a search on insurance related threads - there were some a couple of months back where ppl gave their age, town and insurance co / premium (although £1000 sounds fair for your age...)