Bought a 3.0i after comparing it to the Nissan Z, the Volvo C7, and a few others. This car is very fun - the interior (beige leather) looks great. The 6-speed manual is smooth. Haven't encountered any negative items in the 2 weeks I've had it. Some minor things I think BMW should change, but those are convenience items and don't detract from the overall rating of this car. I really like it.
I love the styling and look with top down. I ordered the car direct from the factory with the performance option and I like the seats and amount of interior room. I'm 6'2" and I can't depress the clutch unless I move the seat up a far amount.
I'd like the automatic top to be a push and forget vs having to hold the button down. Also the memory seats should be one-touch vs making you hold the button till everything is moved to the right spot.