I agree with your decision - it's a reliable and fit-for-purpose vehicle you've always wanted - same here.For the record: I have made the decision to wait. Indefinitely...
Been a long time since I purchased a new car i.e. back in the days when you bargained on a fixed price, the order was placed, paid a deposit, and it actually arrived the following week all kitted out and ready to take home.
So not sure how it flows these days with exorbitant waiting times and delays.
Though it seems that unless buyers are able to lock in a final price and pay a deposit, the company has ‘you’ by the jewels. In the 79 Series instance, if they decide to add an extra cup holder or, say, some fantasy items like curtain airbags and decent seats, then the price goes up and the customer needs to add that to the bill.
In effect that is a negative term deposit! ‘Your’ money devalues AND the product increases in price! Doesn’t that happen in Third World dictatorships – a wheelbarrow of yesterday’s money to buy a loaf of bread?
Oh what a feeling!