I bought this car with 37k miles, CPO, for $25k. For this I got a luxury badge, 306 HP, rear-wheel drive, a class-leading interior, concierge service, free loaner Lexus, brand-new Goodyear F1's, brand-new floor mats, 3 years of bumper-to-bumper warranty with no deductible, and a beautiful, high-performance vehicle from the most reliable brand in America. Nothing else I tested came close to this level of value.
I won't be one of those guys on Autotrader selling his 300-hp coupe to buy a four-door because of impending fatherhood! The excellent ride-handling-noise-level balance. 306 HP! The paddle-shifters are fun. No run-flats is good.
A stick shift would be nice, but not if it is going to be like the mediocre effort in the base 250. Why not AWD in the 350? Dash has intermittent rattles. The engine/exhaust could be a bit more aggressive; this is the big engine model, after all.