It is very rare that your buddy will ever get the true story of why his vehicle was delayed so long. If he doesnt mind waiting again I would ask for the new one at the same price.
Some call me a cynic, but salespeople are natural liars. Think of it this way. A few months wait + two months out of country = 5 months. Do winter tires compensate for 5 months depreciation?
Get the new one.
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