My mate Big Dave (all 6ft 7 of him) owned a V reg one.
In 2005 we took it from Whitburn (about half way between Glasgow and Edinburgh) down to Gibraltar and back on a fairly adventurous route.
We did 7000 miles in 2 weeks - it was serviced before we left then when we returned.
It was also Mid-October.
Chatellerhault (twinned with Hamilton, near where I grew up - I know which one I prefer)
San-Sebastian (absolutely brilliant place, well worth a visit)
Bilbao - we went to the Guggenheim there - stunning building, challenging exhibits
Porto - a bit run down like Glasgow in 2005!
Lisbon - a much cooler city
Seville - one of my favourite places on the trip
Gibraltar - it's like a twilight zone as it looks so British. The Clipper was a great Pub.
Madrid - saw some of Gaudi's apprenticeship work in the park, became fully committed to the mantra "if the Hazards are on, you're parked"
Barcelona - picasso museum was astonishing, weather great, stayed at a hotel near the beach.
Marseille - a really cool place with tremendous architecture
Cannes and Nice
Turin - reached by using back roads that crisscrossed the French/Italian border several times, before hanging a right, and getting back on main roads. Interesting place, feels properly 'old money'.
Chamonix - arrived on 31st October, went out for a beer. Woke up having slept in the Bath. Good times! The tunnel was boring though.
The run back to the ferry - from Chamonix to Dunkirk via Lille in one day. A fair whack of driving, but the Ka loved it.
Overall, 7000 miles, as many of them sitting at 80mph as possible. All our luggage including a tent, a stolen Motorhead poster swiped from flyposting near the Cathedral in San Sebastian and all the back roads/hills and valleys we could find.
53mpg average, never missed a beat. Would 113/10 recommend as continental cruiser.