Well, after several months of prevaricating, I've finally taken the plunge and ordered a brand new car, well second car anyway, mainly used as a local run-about. It's the first brand new car I ever had, but only a really small and cheap Fiat Panda.
In spite of generally good reviews and great economy and low running costs, I'm slightly nervous of getting a Fiat given their past poor reputation. Only time will tell.
The only colour it comes in at no extra cost is a rather pale yellow. If it was a nice bright yellow, I'd be pleased, but anyway my wife insisted she wants a black one. The extra £360 makes a slight nonsense of getting a rock bottom price, but who am I to argue.
Only 6-8 weeks to wait!