Basically a deeply disappointing ownership experience.
Very expensive to insure (group 18) and run (rear tyres 150 each - and they last 5 minutes).
Didn't feel 'fast' - no torque below 4,000rpm and didn't feel safe when I drove it fast - handling always felt 'twitchy'.
Noisy and unrelaxed on motorways.
Great fun for first couple of months - then the hard ride, noise, vibrations and cramped interior become a pain.
The leather seats felt great but gave me a bad back (bad driving position?)
Awful in winter - seals in the roof and doors go so the whole thing freezes solid, (including the locks) then it freezes up again while driving as the heat from the engine is lost from the rear of the car.
Was this a dodgy import? No! One owner, full history, sourced from a main dealer (Octagon, Bracknell) always serviced/repaired at a main dealer (Coxon, Henley).
I have repaced it with a Mondeo - the Ford is SO MUCH nicer to drive (honestly), quiet, smooth, as fast, reliable.