I would like to point out the superb ECG in the new 2008 1.6 eHDI (92bhp version). I had the 3008 previously and loathed every minute of it! Admittedly it was a rushed purchase after having an above knee leg amputation. But the salesman really pushed it to me too which I fell for. Anyhoo onto new pip pip. I planned to get one after seeing motor show prototypes which I were told were as close to the final thing as possible. I wasn't disapointed at all. Everything is just great IMO and the egc is completely different to my 3008 which was lethal. The 2008 egc is responsive, quick to change and smooth. I have suffered no lag, hesitation or sudden down changes and lunges into the back of those in front. I don't know how its been achieved but it works well. Overall drive and handling is 100% better in the 2008 and performance for a 92 brake oily lump is surprising. The 3008 scared me daily with its egc issues and disappointed me with its performance in equal measures. I never got better than 41.4 mpg despite long journeys and motorway driving. Wind unsettled it , so did rain , it didn't like it too hot and went through tyres for fun! My 2008 is my first ever satisfied new car purchase. It is a joy to drive, cheap with 67mpg combined over first 1300 miles and gorgeous. I have read some odd comments re aesthetics of the car and they seem so completely unfair -But heyho you can't please them all and I know sometimes teething probs occur and faults -but I've always found Perrys pug nelson really great. Like owt else- ' treat others like you expect to be treated yourself' I've always lived by this and never found it to be wrong. respect and a courteous manner usually gets you your way, or at least gets you listened to and taken seriously- I think some people go off the deep end at the first thing and wonder why they seem to be treated less than politely themselves. Anyway whine over- if your thinking about the 2008 egc I can say for sure its a cracking piece of kit.