Well I've finally got my brand new Suzuki Alto and I'm very pleased with it. It's the first new car I've ever bought and it's nice to know that it's not been thrashed by any previous owners. I was told by the salesman that running in a new car was no longer required but I will be taking it easy for the first 2 or 3000 miles to let everything bed in nicely. The main reason for choosing this vehicle was the low running costs and fuel economy. I've already booked a ferry from Portsmouth to Le Harve in August for a three week tour around Europe ! I intend to cover about 3500 miles driving through France , Andorra,Spain to Gibraltar and back via Portugal , Spain and France . Counting the days.