We just had a short stay with an S60 T-5 equipped with the spaceball. I haven't driven a manual version of the fwd Volvos before, especially a new one, and was excited to try out the spaceball.<P>Overall, the design is pretty cool. It's very unique and isn't nearly as big in person as it looks in the pics. The gearing is kind of tall, and the movement from 4th to 5th could be smoother. Otherwise, it's a great alternative to the automatics.<P>Now, I have to wonder who's going to put together a short shift kit.