Got my Pearl Black 172 yesterday after a very tiring 500 mile round trip to pick it up from Essex but I am gobsmacked ! The car is awesome and everything I thought it would be ! Picked it up with 4 miles on the clock, bodywork, alloys, interior were all perfect and unmarked, no blemishes at all. CD Autochanger under the seat too, it is absolutely perfect !
Now I am not one for posing with a new car but I did notice all of the heads turning as I drove past, the sound on the engine is awesome ! A kid walked past my house when I was washing it, he says "Nice car! How fast does it do 0-60?", ha ha ! Kids these days know more about cars than anyone !
Keeping it below 3500rpm is hell ! How the hell do you do it ? It is still quick running it in but I know it is going to be sooooooooo much quicker !
I do have one quick question, is the oil very clean ? My dad checked the dipstick and the oil is almost transparent on the stick, is this right ? The oil gauge says that the oil levels are ok but I did smell a slight burning smell (cant describe it any other way), I put this down to the engine being new, fair assumption ?
All in all I am totally in love with it and I cannot wait until it is run in.