She has finally been delivered. The new 'Compact Royce' has landed, and I've never seen a car as spotlessly clean.
She does about 50 MPG, and will reach 120 MPH if encouraged. She also has gangster-tinted windows and a sliding roof. She even beeps if I'm about to hit someone whilst travelling at speed in reverse. At the same time she does NOT have too many confusing buttons, knobs, etc; although it'll take me a while to discover exactly what's what.
She has travelled very few miles, the annual insurance costs just under £270, and Road Tax is £165. We don't have Road Tax in France, but with the combined costs it isn't much above what I was paying overall in France per annum. Of course, here in the UK we have an MOT test every year, whereas in France it was once every two years.
I will have to get used to right-hand-drive again. I haven't driven one for about 50 years. I've also noticed that the petrol filler cap is now on the other side.
Aesthetically she is very pleasing, she is comfortable, and drives perfectly. All in all I'm very happy, and I just pray that I'll stay that way. I really don't want to have to buy another one.
Lady M has given me a good talking-to about keeping the inside clean; the last one was like a farmyard.