Is the Megane CC facelift worth extra cash?
I am planning to purchase a new Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet Dynamique. Several car supermarkets have the 2005 version & the 2006 version in stock at attractive prices, but I don't know which model to go ahead with. The 2006 version has, in my view, very superficial changes that don't make it any more attractive to me. The deals on offer mean that the 2006 version is about £500 more than the 2005 model, even for unregistered cars, both having a 3 year warranty when I purchase the car.
If I was keeping the car for a long time I would go for the 2005 version, but with an expectation of replacing the car in two or three years time, what is my best bet from a retained value viewpoint? The upgraded version of most cars seem to have a much higher residual value than the older model when they are 3 years old, even allowing for a slightly higher purchase price. However, does this only apply when there are significant changes to the specification, which I don't believe is the case with the Megane?
In summary, will I get my £500 back by purchasing the 2006 model?