So it's been a couple of weeks and a couple of longer distance treks. So some observations I have.
* Interior - the wife and I noted that join between the roof and front down pillar expanded and could be moved, pushed it closed but will check again.
* Accelerator - you have to push it down more than a most cars but that means it's easier to wander along without having to constantly adjust speed.
* Break assist - I've noted that the car has rolled backwards a couple of times when I've expected the hill assist to apply the breaks for a little longer.
* Auto-select direction - the mrs thinks the selector is the wrong way around, i.e. you should push down on the EAT6 to go into drive rather than pull up.. I thought that initially but seems you get used to it.
* Parking - I managed to fit in-between two cars a Ford Ka driver decided not to attempt after stopping next to it.. That's without a front camera and park assist.
* S&S is very seamless, almost like the engine starts from the next cylinder firing.
* The 1.6 BlueHDi-120 EAT6 vs the 2.0 BlueHDi-180 EAT6 (I had the GT for 1.5 days)
** 120 sounds like a french tractor until it has some oil circulating and warmed up, the 180 sounds less tractor like when cold.
** 120 in sports mode can shift from the lights, the 180 even more so, but both need a little preplan (either a flick on the '-' paddle, or timing the accelerator press) in overtaking the difference is that the 180 puts more force into it.
** 120 has higher treble noise, the 180 has a deeper sound
* Road noise, on the M25 on some sections on the 120, there's quite a bit of road noise but that could be down to the pressure or alignment but I've not had chance to see.
* Road dirt - the 3008 allure has smaller wheel arc, the front wheel sprays the dirt vertically and onto the paint work. I have front mudflap and will add the rears soon but these have a little gap so the black door decal is saved but the paint gets some spray.. the rear.. well it gets it up the back - I expect the rear mudflap to save it nicely
#1 - So when the car detects a new speed limit, the cruise control asks if you want to memorise that speed limit instead. Just squeezing the top and bottom buttons and your setup with the new speed.
#2 - The cruise control will almost appear to be at 69mph in a 70mph motorway limit, it then very slowly gets that last mph..
#3 - the trip computer shows 68mph for the 4 miles whereas the speedo and cruise control were set for 70mph.