The honeymoon period is definitely over. I've spent more on repairing this car in the few months I've owned it than I did in 5 years of Mondeo ownership. I still love the car. It's a lot of fun to drive and the noises it makes (exhaust bangs, turbo spool, 5cyl warble etc) are really addictive and satisfy my petrolheadedness every time I drive it (I think that's what James May referred to as "the fizz"), but it's bankrupting me. Every time something happens it pushes me closer to cutting my losses and finding something cheaper to run.