I've just done a quick search and even the dealers are giving them away at the moment with all sorts of silly deals.
If anybody wants a 2008 with the steering wheel on the right side of the car and a proper warranty then now is the time to visit your local dealer or like you say at Motorpoint etc.
You will not be disappointed.
In fact I was talking with "madam" about this after your post and has her vehicle is just 10 months old with only 12300 miles on it we can get a trade in of £10140 from our friends who will buy any car.
I would expect a tad more from a dealer but turn up at Motorpoint and take your pick we would lose about £300 quid I think.
Madam may be getting a new car with a proper gearbox soon me thinks.....if she asks.
We bought the DS4 from motorpoint and they offered the second best part ex price for our old C4 Picasso, a good £400 more than Peugeot offered against a new 2008. I gave them the details over the phone, they priced it and then when we picked up the DS4 they gave it a courtesy look over and we co,pelted the deal.
There is no 'experience' (it's like buying a white good) but who cares with the deal we got.
We've just bought an 'almost new' pre-reg 2008 and saved a fortune over new. There are some good deals to be had. Are they not shifting well? I must say I've not seen that many on the roads. Lots of Citroen Cactus around though.