This throaty 350Z V6 burbles happily at idle, thrums at speed, and roars with excitement during acceleration, but without the *screaming* that the S2000 and RX-8 force the driver to endure. This is a sports car and it's not designed for everybody. I had a back spasm for a week as my body adjusted to the tight seat and high window sill (where my elbow rests when I lazily cruise). The Z is a great highway commuter car; I get 27mpg on the highway cruising at 85mph. A quick downshift into 5th and I can pass anything with ease.
6-speed shifter is precise and a pleasure to run through; leather- wrapped steering wheel and instrument cluster tilt together; hatchback operation makes the minimal storage area extremely easy to access; fabulous gas milage; this car makes me giddy.
I really wish I had cruise control, but couldn't justify spending $2700 for it; better tires - the Potenza RE040 are terrible in rain and horribly noisy; needs brighter radio illumination as one can't see its display at all; more substantial dead pedal as it's just too small.