I have just read the honest john guide on how to buy a new car but just wanted to be 100% on how cheap I can really get this car! My 56 plate A3 was born september 06. It now has 27153 miles to be exact on the clock. I am interested in a Mini cooper D (don't ask...) for september on the 58 plate. List price is £14,420 for the mini. I will be addding the pepper pack and MFSW as extras. Total cost on the mini website is £15,690. Dealer 1 yesterday offered a lowish £12k for my A3 but after a bit more convincing offered £12600. They keep saying the A3 is loosing £400/month. Is this sales talk or is this true- I mean this means this time next year it'll be worth peanuts- like £6-7k?? I thought Audi's did far better than that?