Agree about the rear suspension. It is not quite as refined over some surfaces as one would hope and clearly displays the cars heritage as a van. A rattle though suggests a problem. There has been a few problems with noisy rear suspension on cars & vans that have clocked up medium miles from what I have read on the European forums, and a small number of owners have had to have new dampers.
I recently got to ride in the back of a traveller courtesy bus that had done 50k miles and the rear suspension on that was unacceptably noisy and clearly had a problem. I mentioned it to the driver who had not noticed.
I can't help you with the reversing thing as mine is a manual box.
Last edited by Yobbo; 10-07-19 at 06:18 AM.