The quality of the experience is in the ability to easily hold a normal volume conversation going 65 mph with the top down. Interestingly, women in particular love the design. Having owned the prior SC400, I've gotten many comments from people I know and many I don't, about how they like the style. 75% have been women. It is a tightly engineered, refined use of power.
The stereo is top notch. The choices the designers used in their development of the sound field have resulted in my finding new pieces in old favorites (I use top end Denon and Yamaha in my home equipment). The DVD GPS map is a kick.
An extra 12 inches in length for a better back seat experience would have been nice. A greater set of choices for tuning the sound field a bit more would be appreciated.
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