It's been two full days, and I am thrilled. I love everything about the car-- especially the Brilliant Blue color. It looks really nice with the off-black interior. The sport steering wheel and shift knob (both have brushed aluminum accents which compliment the center stack and door trim) feel and look great, and I have to say that the shift knob was probably the best $70 I've ever spent -- I'd recommend it to anyone who has the aluminum interior and is looking for a nice additional accent. I just couldn't warm up to the plastic-looking stock knob.<p>I'm still trying to adjust to the 6 speed and the throttle... both are VERY different than what I'm used to in my previous car (VW GTI). I seem to be driving a lot more slowly without noticing in the Volvo (which is probably a very good thing...).<p>One important question that I'm really curious about: in the 100-or-so miles I've put on the car since delivery, my gas mileage has been almost unbelievably bad -- I've averaged around 14.6mpg, according to the car's computer, and it seems like whenever I look at the "instantaneous" readout when I'm accelerating -- accelerating EXTREMELY gently, never over 2000 rpm, I should add -- I am literally getting between 5 and 8 mpg. Does this have something to do with the fact that the car isn't yet broken in? I mean, I knew I wasn't signing on for prius-like mileage with the AWD and all, but the car is rated for 20 city/30 highway... I'm barely getting half that!<p>Anyway, again I must say I am so excited to be a Volvo owner, and I love this car. And thank you to you all for entertaining me for the past month and a half while I waited for the car to get here. I will post photos this weekend once I've mounted 18" Volution V's and washed the car (it poured for two straight days as soon as I picked it up, after a complete draught for the past month... typical).