Thanks for the welcome, while I'm no expert I'll give my thoughts so far. So far AWESOME! I took it for a run from my place in the lower Blue Mountains down to Bowral today. She accelerates really smoothly, and i found its really easy to find yourself over the speed limit very quickly without realizing it. In normal mode it does like to sit in 5th and 6th at speeds i wouldn't usually use these gears in, but this isn't an issue. Sport mode sharpens everything up, but i think if i drove in this mode all the time I'd lose my license... its good fun, especially using the paddles. I was initially a bit worried about how comfortable the ride would be with the cup chassis and rubber band tires, but not a lot of difference from my previous Fiesta Zetec over the same roads. Looking froward to seeing how it handles the Hawkesbury Rd hill climb near me is calling. I'll Let you know how she travels.