This would be my advice (and it's served me well over the last couple of years)
Allow yourself plenty of time
Keep cool and not swept away with the excitement
Put together a list of all the options you've ordered and check them off one by one
Gather a list of any known issues others have been faced with on collection (I'm new here and not sure many exist, but Forums are good for highlighting this sort of thing)
Don't feel at all awkward about checking EVERYTHING - it's your money after all
Ensure the paperwork / basics are in order - Sales Invoice / Service Manual / Warranty stamp / Road Fund Licence / PDI sheet / Two sets of keys / Jack etc
Ok, this may sound a little clinical and taking something away from the excitement, but trust me, there's plenty of time for that too! What it does do is get any issues properly logged with the Dealer before you leave, as it's all too easy for the "Well it was fine when it left here sir" ball-ache to start otherwise...
Happened to me, the car came from the initial PDI and looked like poo, as I understand this is normal but there was a deep scruffing of the glove box handle, spotted it and the dealer sorted it out in their PDI along with anything else they may have found, when I picked it up it was perfect
EDIT: The reason I got to look at the car as it arrived was because it was a cancellation, solid instead of etna black and veloce instead of lusso, plus it had the engine in that I was after, the 120HP petrol
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First and foremost, I tried to remove the turbo but came a bit unstuck. I'm trying to remove it as the car is in limp mode with a DTC of P2563 (TC position sensor) and I wanted to take it off and give it a good clean to...
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Hi all, new to this.
Purchased a 2012 1.4tb (140bhp) mito in June and have had a few issues that have not yet been resolved. Car is at 48,500 miles
-Occasional misfire/very rough running upon startup.
-Occaisonal minor dip in power whilst climbing though the revs, followed by a massive dip and...