Had her for nearly two weeks/over 1000 miles so she is run in and I can start to make an assessment.
-Well its not totoally knackered like the last one which is the main thing. Engine has much more performance, clutch and brakes work as they should
-The seats are fantastic and the cabin is a much nicer place to be with the tan leather, brightens it up no end.
-Picked up a few stone chips already, but the base layer is also white so they are no where near as noticable.
-I love the new wheels, they even look clean when they are dirty!
-VE (and there are some!):
-I hate the blue and me with a passion, im still to get it fully working but IMHO its an abomination of a system - and even worse then that it makes it bloody hard to go aftermarket. At least on the 07 car I could just rip the std HU out and put my own in.
-The ride on this one is not as good as the last one - im fairly certain thats down to the Pirellis - will be interesting at tyre change time.
-The engine had a nasty stutter at mway speeds, it hasnt done it the last couple of days but I will have to keep an eye on it - was definately suffering a power loss/hesitancy though.
-I miss the internal boot release - why they had to get rid of that I dont know.
All in all a massive improvement, but still not quite perfect. I think the most annoying thing for me is the B&M.
The colur just keeps growing on me and the car draws admiring glances everywhere I go, so far now its two thumbs up