So firstly, I picked it up yesterday morning from the dealer. Spent over an hour there going through everything including all of the controls. I had the car autoglymmed for a small cost which looks great and also the dealer retrofitted the AMI as it was left off the order.
The drive - In one word, great! Yes the ride is firm but I certainly wouldn't consider it too firm. I've been driving the wife's Golf for the last few months and I don't consider it much firmer than that, in fact I like the firmness. The S-Line sport seats really help as they are very supportive and comfortable.
The rest of the good - High driving position is great as it's my first SUV
The S-Line daytime running lights really set the car off and definitely draws attention. Also as this becomes more common on other cars there is a setting to turn them off
The panoramic sunroof is definitely worth the money and really makes the interior look light and airy even with black leather
The S-tronic box is taking a little time to get used to especially when you set off - I think mostly due to the torque at 1500rpm! The gear changes are very smooth and you don't notice them apart from visually with the quick downward movement of the rev counter
I certainly haven't thrashed it yet but there is good power and acceleration to be had, certainly more noticeable than the 2.0D I drove.
Hill hold does it's job and worth the ?45 or whatever it is.
The sound from the stereo is fab - unless you're a real audio freek, I can't see the point of spending the extra on the B&O. Plugged in my 4GB SD card (not SDHC version) and it all came up on the display and away we went.
The bad - Very little really. Wish I had ordered the cargo storage nets behind the front seats - big mistake!
I didn't order the sat nav as you can't add speed camera locations to it, so IMHO, useless and even though impressive not worth the extra my TomTom does already - although I suppose it would have been nice to have the stop/start button!
Still getting used to pulling off with the s-tronic as sometimes it appears to race off and when you want it to race off it doesn't although I think that's experience.
The rear legroom is OK, but be warned if you have someone with long legs in the front the rear legroom is minimal especially with a car seat in the back.
Generally, I'm thrilled with it and would recommend it to anyone and certainly I think the S-Line spec gives the car that extra high end look and feel.
Anyway, let me know if you have any questions......