Pete, I also have a V40 T2 automatic and am very happy with the car. I find the T2 powerful enough these days and it accelerates pretty well if you use the sport mode. I agree with you about the stop/start and I also do not like stopping at traffic lights etc with the brake lights on all the time. I know it defeats the object of stop/start but I usually just turn the feature off. As for fuel economy I average around 38-39 mpg mostly on A roads. Enjoy the new car.