The last time I saw that much excitement was on a Xmas morning.
Well done, lets hope they get to you alright. Of course you know what the problem is the ferries that Peugeot use coming out of Calais or Dunkirk from the Belgian Depots , they are those old tug boat types.
You know the ones, they sink if they hit a row boat in mid channel with loss of all the cargo. Or another problem is that customs impound all the cargo because they fear that its full of illegal immigrants sneaking across.
We had a similar issue last year, what should have been a delivery date Mid march, ended up mid august and the 14 plates were due to be changed two weeks later to 64 plates. gutted.
still looking forward to getting it, by the way I'm no youngster at 72 I'm allowed to get a bit excited over a car and the technology on these modern cars. I can still remember, running boards, headlights mounted on the mud guards, indicators that came out of the pillars with a small bulb, and we still had to learn hand signals to give from your car and what they meant comming from a bobby on traffic duty so please allow me a bit of excitement love to ya all.
no worries uncletone I like a good P**s take, I also remember no heating, let alone A/C, and starting handle, really a must have in winter when the no good batteries let you down. Changing both Oil and Tyres from Summer to winter grade and back, headlamps the let you see a few yards at best, the romance of old fashioned motoring not all it's cracked up to be, nice talking to you TTFN
Did you read the extract from the French Herald yesterday relating to the strike at Calais Port.
Apparently because they refused to load and unload, some of the deliveries destined for the UK never made it. And if you saw the photos of all those guys jumping in the back of wagons etc, it would appear that they were also gaining access to the vehicle transporters and hiding out in cars.
The authorities have had to take measures and all the transporters are being checked to see if there are any stowaways thus delaying delivery of said vehicles.
If yours did get thro I would be checking the boot for any additional passengers and any *** ends and McDonald Wrappers.
I picked my car up yesterday ! Got a phone call from the dealership on Friday morning to say that it had (unexpectedly) arrived so we arranged collection yesterday afternoon. Got there and it was gift wrapped in the show room with my name on it (which my 10 year old Daughter thought was "awesome")!
The car came via Belgium. It is the new petrol engine (130bhp), it took 7 and a half weeks from ordering to delivery. Considering it was a factory order (I added heated seats) I'm quite amazed.
The technology in the car is a little daunting (I'm going to spend this afternoon going through the manuals) but it is great to drive (it certainly has power). The brakes are very sharp (I'm getting used to them) !
Did you collect yours on Friday uncletone? Are you both happy with it? (glad you're still around by the way ˜‹)