I read that the brera was holding up as the 7th best car in the UK as holding residuals in 2007.
So I don't agree I'm afraid.
If you sell back to a dealer then you will never ever get a good price. Selling private is always best.
Dealers on average will want to make about £2000 on a car if they make you an offer to bring it in part ex.
OA you are another person taken in by the marketing hype. 18 months ago 1 unknown magazine said the Brera was in the top 7, and if its so good why are there sh*t loads on dealer forecourts.
I have been watching Brera prices very carefully for 2 years, don't fall for the hype.
Glasses guide today, 56 reg 2006, 2.2, 17,000
Below average condition:
Those figures don't look great to me, for a car less than 18 months old cost £26K new, and 6 months ago I was offered 1K less than the excellent price.
Whatcar say it will be only worth 43% of new value at 3 years, which is very average. Audi TT 53% @ 3 yr.
The Brera is the best of the Alfa's for residuals but top 7 in your dreams, doubt its even in the top 27.
You might get more private but I wouldn't want to try and sell a car privately with the credit crunch, you should know that more than anyone, you tried to sell your GTA privately, what was the offer you had £5k and you were looking for £7k.
Imagine how hard it will be to sell a car privately if you are looking for £16k+ not easy me thinks.