Re: Wind noise
Mine are fairly noisy at the best of times, but the passenger side was particularly bad one day. Hadn't done anything different, just parked it up for a few days and next time we used it, it was desperately noisy. I just opened the window, pushed the rubber all along the roofline with my thumb, and closed it again, and it was back to normal (i.e. still noisy, but tolerable)
I had the local independent fiddle with them, and they're definitely better, but still far from perfect. He tells me that to get them any better, I'd need to replace the rubbers all the way round (not just down the door pillar) which he reckons is more expensive than it's worth.
I don't think the auto window drop-and-raise was on all Phase 2s - it's not on mine. I think it only came maybe in 2001, when they moved production?