Terrible laps of response, given you all kindly replied (and, Ned, seems I let you off - will be in touch though!).
So, how's it gone?
First of all, my 3 year old boy loves it. I think it's because he's closer to the front than in the 159! Much closer in fact.
And ... despite less space and no heated seats, the wife loves it too, which is a miracle.
It is, in my opinion, a great car. It really goes and I love the flexibility and willingness of that old V6. You can pull from idle in 2nd, get into 6th at 35mph and it's all so easy to drive. So different to the heavy and unwilling 159 I had (maybe it was the one I had?).
The smile's definitely there and I love just going out for a drive in it.
So ... thanks for all the words of encouragement and I'm glad to be back.