Thanks for such a comprehensive reply. We took delivery of the car today and it seems to drive beautifully. I noticed a slight tendency when moving from stationary, say at lights, for it to roll back a few inches. Perhaps this is normal.
I have just gone and bought a Verso S automatic as a replacement family car for an old Renault. We have yet to take delivery, but I am wondering how many of these have been sold? We have never seen one on the road.