In Reply to: remember most of europe especially latin is closed posted by Ran on March 07, 1999 at 15:16:08:
Every time I go to visit the family in Portugal (Almost yearly) i like to go in August. It is the most expensive time to go, but is the most fun because everyone is on vacation. you see lots of European tourist there, too. All the Europeans work all year waiting for August to come.
: remember most of europe especially the "latin" countries like Italy, Spain etc. and of course France and Germany to an extent too are practically shut down. people are at the beach. and no one wants to be bothered. just a general FYI. specific situations will vary.
: : First, it is true that the factory is closed in August - but you can still pick up the car during that month. Yes, my car will be built in July - and will he held for me when I arrive in August.
: : I understand that the MY2000 car production for the US begins in June - but I don't know if it is early or late June. If it is early June, you will probably get a MY2000. If it is late June, who knows? Good luck! The worst part of this is the long wait - but I am going in August for another reason - the total eclipse of the sun.