Just read a little snippet in yesterdays (fridays) Sun that says:
" The Hond Civic Type R is Britains favourite hot hatch - and also the best at retaining value. Glasss Guide experts say that a one-year-old Y reg Type R keeps an incredible 90 per cent of its new price ahead of rivals like the Seat Leon Cupra (82 percent), Renault Clio 172 Sport (79) and Golf GTi (79). "
I dont thinks thats too bad considering the on-the-road price is £15,500. So less 17.5 VAT thats £12,787.50.
79% of £15,500 is £12,245. I paid (in the end) £13,250 for an official car, so that means I will have only lost £1,000 when my cars a year old.
That seems to be too good to be true.. so I expect it is.