Just an open letter of thanks to MotorPoint (Burnley) - supplier of my May 2002 172 for £10,999 brand new..
went back today with info from Reno UK about the 3 year warranty. Motorpoint had charged me £407 +vat for the extra 2 years warranty that I didnt need.. (Even reno were confused when it was highlighted on this forum that there is NO difference in warranty between a uk sourced or EU sourced uk spec 172!)
basically, I went in today, asked to see the Managing Director, was in with him in 2 mins, excellent service, explained the issues.. left with a cheque!!. - after spending 20 mins playing in the V6 (Less than 21k !) and chatting motorsport issues.. great set of doods !.
All I can say is.. from first contact, to buying, to aftersales, they have been 101% excellent. I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone..
they are hoping to get a few cup models in for less than 10k soon...