Originally Posted by

**h5djr**
Getting back to cars and standard equipment, even a Ford Focus Titanium 5-door 135PS TDI needs £3000 worth of extras to bring it up to sothing like the spec of the Golf and A3 in my previous post and that does not include Air-Con wihich doesn't seem to be available.

The basic price would be £18,550 + £3000 options = £21,550.

And the Focus has a retained value of 35% after 3 years where as the A3 has 51%. So although the Focus costs £3,140 less than the A3 it is worth £5,052 less after 3 years.