Yay! MCoen glad you like your new car
, however -
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You will soon get used to the e-brake. Also - the 2.0d manual automatically holds the brake on for a couple of seconds if you are on an incline (facing up) - i.e. you stop with your foot on the brake, clutch pedal depressed - moving off the foot brake you can feel the car holding on the brake. Presumably the 1.8 will as well?