Reassuring to learn that you are still alive and well as some of us were concerned about your safety with those dodgy brakes.
Do keep posting as it helps to bump the thread to keep it at the top of search engines results
Couldn't care less where the thead turns up, been driving around in the car for a month and its been almost faultless. Occassionally I get a warning on the iDrive about low oil pressure and there's a bit of a rattle on cold start but like the salesman said its probably only a piston ring and I can get a new one from Halfords. Apart from that, I've solved the overheating problem and the whining noise from the near side appears to go away when my wife gets out. Bit unhappy about the manual gearbox but they only sell autos on a Friday and I went on a Wednesday. Oh well.