Thanks, I definitely planned to beat the drum on the cable - so many $$$$ and for it not to work would erk me somewhat - especially after the barney I just had with them over the trade-in on my old car...
Can I ask which dealer you bought yours from? (re the phone..) Again having ponied up I want to make sure I get everything I can!
As for Thredbo, I used to drive down to the alps quite a lot and recently had the pleasure of piloting an AMV8 through the snow. Had to keep checking that stability was on as it was sliding all over the road which kept the adrenaline level quite high! Might just grab some chains to throw in teh boot and show anyone who asks. I only drive about 5k a year so a good opportunity to get some run-in km's on the car.