Q: I’m buying a Citroen C3 Pluriel, and have spent lots of time test-driving and negotiating the best deals with several local dealers. However, I’ve just heard that there is a face-lifted version of the C3, which is on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The salesman has said that I can either buy one of the last outgoing cars, or wait six weeks for the new car. The difference in cost is just over £450 if I go for the new model. What advice would you give? Jade Catt
A: You are correct, Citroen has just announced a subtly face-lifted C3. However, the Pluriel version only gets a revised dashboard, so the changes are not massive, although Citroen does claim to have improved the interior quality, too.
For the relatively small difference of £450, it is probably worth waiting for the new car. When it’s time to part-exchange, you should expect the new version of the car to have retained a little more value, compared with a previous version of roughly the same age.