Tuesday 20 February 2007

cos tony's got a new motor, SR Nova driving like a joyrider....

My new car has arrived! My new car has arrived! My new car has arrived!

Well, to be a little more exact, my new car has been delivered to the dealer. Not surprisingly, the dealer was quite keen for me to come in and pick it up. I could take it away this week and have a "56" registration plate, or I could wait until the 1st March and have a "07" plate on the day that they are first released*. Apparently, some people get excited about their registration plate and always make sure that they get their car on the very day that the plates change over.

Me? I couldn't give a monkeys.

"Ah, but you could pick your new car up before you go on holiday!" He's quite the eager beaver, my dealer.

Er, yes, I could pick up my new car, drive it home, and then leave it parked on the street outside my house for three weeks whilst I go away on holiday. Hmmm. Tempting, but no thanks.

I did still have to go down to the dealership to sign some paperwork and to make arrangements for the pickup. Part of me was hoping that they would offer me the chance to see my new car.

They didn't.

* I can't be bothered to explain this, so for an explanation of British car number plates, try here


  1. Ah, you're good. I'd have been right down there. I am very much an instant gratification and hang the consequences kind of girl.

  2. Historically, the resale value of the car is affected not by its actual age, but by its perceived age based on its registration. So if you get a 56 plate, the eventual resale value will be lower even though it will be exactly the same age as if you wait.

  3. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm car

    I havent forgotten your Coldplay DVD, I have just been distracted

  4. Congratulations on the car! That's so exciting.

  5. I feel badly for the people who have so little going on in their lives that they get excited about their car registration plate number. Sad. (Ian's explanation somewhat made this seem more understandable, but I still think there are more important things to get excited about).

    Glad to hear your car has arrived. :)

  6. Congratulations! It'll be a nice pick-me-up when you return from vacation.