2008 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
I believe this is the best value for your money if you're looking for some performance. If you're looking for practicality, don't get this car. The trunk can be useless. If those are not an issue, get this car! The engine is fabulous and handles spectacularly. The ride is bearable enough for a long road trip, but the clutch is not to my liking (try it and you will see). Gas mileage can be good if sticking it in 6th gear (26 mpg is my best), and it can obviously drain your wallet fast if driven hard.
I love the engine and exhaust music at higher rpms. It's my favorite song of all time.
The issue since day 1 continues to today. The interior still stinks. The metallic dials are nice, but still not enough. Also, it's a bulbous machine and too much clutch action. Hopefully these will be non-issues in the 370Z.