I think it's just one of those things isn't it, if you can afford to lose anywhere in the region of £10,000 in the space of a year by buying a new car then go for it.
Personally, even if I was loaded I'd hate to see a loss of that amount of cash
I would rather wait a year, buy one for half the price it was new, get it with a fair whack of warranty still left, and at least that way it's already been run in, any teething issues would have been sorted, and I can be the guy who gets to blast around in it instead.
The amount of horror stories I see on here every day about 'Just bought a brand new Brera and it's broken already!'.
Well, maybe not that bad, but you get the jist,
One of my pipe dream cars at the moment is a 2005 Mustang 4.0i Manual GT, theyre going for about £10K - £15K though still, and I just know that if I could afford one I'd keep it for a few years, then when it comes to sell it lose a shed load of cash. Why? Because it just aint old enough. Sure, it's old enough to have already lost half it value, but not old enough for it not to depreciate any further.
TVR's are decent cars because although they depreciate, they reach their bottom end bracket and stick like glue. A TVR Cerbera 4.2 has cost about £15K second hand for around the last 3 years, maybe it'll drop more, but it' good to see a car stick like that for a while.
Alfa's just keep on dropping until they're a few grand, with the exception perhaps of the GTA's.