Ian: Yeah, I thought along more or less the same lines.
Good to know the car is doing OK on the used market, even if it'd be very hard to shift right now. The good thing is I don't plan to: And the value staying strong now means that when it's "only" worth 17-18k in (optimistically!) close to 2 years when I might consider selling: It'll be an easy sell and a strong amount of equity in hand..
Who knows in this crazy market but I think my decision to go HP rather than PCP and sell or keep at the end seems justified (If PCP I wouldn't have cared what happened to it, just hand back with halves and thirds.. But I was of the opinion I'd be keeping this car a long old while as my main priority now is saving for a house - not buying the next car).
Sorry for the thinking aloud style topic though gents