WHAT TO PAY
Expect some movement in the market with the imminent arrival of the new Mk3 Swift Sport and some owners looking to trade up. This might cause Mk2 values to weaken in the short term, although enthusiasts believe the naturally aspirated cars will maintain a following.
As for how much, right now you might be lucky and find a high-mileage 2012 car for as little as £5k. As we’ve seen, high miles shouldn’t put you off, provided the car you’re considering has been well looked after. Examples from 2012/2013 are generally £5.5k-7k depending on mileage. Average-mileage 2014/2015 cars are £7.5k-9k, with late, low-mileage examples (less than 10,000 miles) currently around £10k.