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Well after lots of pondering and asking questions in here... i got my new s40 in the end.<p>i had a 2004 s40se 1.8 manual for about 6 months and after driving an auto for 2 days while mine was in for its first service last month, i loved it and decided to change mine for an auto.<p>i got the 1.8 last year on 2000 miles and gave it back to volvo on 14200... got the finance on it settled, some money back and it all went towards a new deal on a 2.4i auto which has done 12000 miles.<p>so far... i love it and only now can i tell how many problems the 1.8 had.<p>1.8 went in 2 days after i got it after noticing the psasenger footwell light always remained on, rear lights never turned on and glovebox light only turned on when the locks were unlocked.<br>turned out the wires were crossed and roof leaked water.<p>after other issues such as battery temp sensor, computer issues, gear issues, and lots of other minor things, i notice this one is so much better.<p>for instance, its a lot more stable, couldnt believe that if you hold the cruise button down, it speeds up/down. the last one you had to tap it each time you wanted to speedup/down.<p>the drive is SO much smoother.... at 2000 miles, it was bumpy (1.8), the 2.4 just floats over anything and everything!<p>believe it or not, i get better MPG too... on the 1.8 i got 28mpg on the computer everytime and about 300 miles in a full tank.<br>2.4 i got 30.9 and hit 400 miles at 30miles remaining yesterday.<p>Not sure what else yet but i'm sure i'll notice things as i drive her.<br>now i just need to sort out an ipod solution and i'll be happy
 

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by the way, how do you know if WHIPS has been activated?<br>my drivers seat moves ever so slightly
 

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When you are sat normally and are facing up at the top of the windscreen/roof, you know it has been activated <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Enjoy it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Akash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>my drivers seat moves ever so slightly</TD></TR></TABLE><p>there is a fix for that here in the US..do a search and you should find reference to it here in the forum
 
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