Hi,<p>New to volvos here (came from BMW after BMW) and just bought myself a (gorgeous!) 2006 Red manual R. Pleasantly surprised at how fun it is to drive and not as disappointed at the handling as I thought I would be (though the turn radius is embarassing).<p>Couple questions for those in the volvo-know:<br>1) As I said it's a manual. I park it uphill, leave it in first, pull the parking brake up and the car still moves. A lot. To the point where I need to find another parking location. Is this a volvo ideosyncrasy or do I have a serious problem?<br>2) Over bigger bumps I hear some serious rattling. Think plastic container of toys being shaken. Again, normal for the construction or something to investigate?<p>I think that's it for now.<p>Haven't seen a single other R on the road (in Phoenix, AZ and Kansas City, MO and KS mostly - are they pretty rare?