took it for a run to our local AROC meet tonight, nice run about 10 miles, just the occasional hiccup, but fine if you accelerate smoothly, or maintain a constant throttle setting, its just if you come off the power, then back on it kangaroos/hesitates.
Otherwise the Phase 2 GTV is a very civilised animal, much more so than my previous Phase 1, and the air con is great for demisting quickly, so that seems to work. However, the rear demist doesn't seem to work and I checked the fuse and that was OK - another snag to chase down.
the temp gauge seems to be running cool, so I assumed the thermostat had stuck open, but putting it in the garage, the fans came on, which seemed odd, perhaps the problem is the temp sender? Guess I need to clean up the connections on that to check that too.