It's a quick fun car to drive on dry surface. Worst car on the road in snow with high performance tires installed. Running into high maintenance cost down the road. I have a 2001 IS ... be prepared to drop $500+ at the dealership on the timing belt at 90k and $300 when the oxygen sensor goes. Rims and tires are a nightmare.
Handles great on dry surface. Fun to drive. Easy access controls.
Can never go wrong with more power. Lower lifetime ownership cost. Better handling in the snow.