Still waiting for the new Countryman to be built/delivered. I rang BMW Park Lane yesterday and they said that the delivery date is now showing as mid January. I am now at the mercy of BMW/Mini finance as they may well end the cheap (3.9%) finance deals from 1 Jan 13, if they do I lose the cheap rate and the monthly cost goes up by at least £35. I can cancel it though, as I am covered by the Distance Selling Regs - not that I want to.
I also changed the colour shortly after ordering the car to Blazing Red - new metallic paint colour for MY13 cars.