before blog — i bought it

Ha—done it—I’ve just signed the forms to buy a new XM v6 Exclusive. I was offered nice discount—which I suspect everyone gets offered. I signed the forms this morning, expecting the Bank of England to put up interest rats (or do I mean rates?) this afternoon, so they didn’t. No doubt prices won’t increase in August with S–Reg after all.

But I don’t care (much). I’ve got a nice new shiny car to put the miles on—and the plate is good—I wouldn’t have got that at any other time of the year.

Never having driven (for any distance), let alone owned, an XM before, can anyone offer me any comments on what to watch out for? What about servicing and maintenance—I’ve already been advised by someone who should know to change the oil at twice the recommended frequency. Any other tips?

, cix