2 years into ownership of this car, and I have NO regrets. I cannot say enough about the performance of the little V8, even at high altitude. (I bet this would be a beast at sea level.) I have 2 young kids (6 and 3), a wife, a big dog, a little dog, and stuff to haul back and forth to grandma's house 275 miles one way - this car handles it amazingly well!!! It is perfect in every way.
This is the best car we have ever
owned - it is a sports car with family
functionality - it will get your kids
where they have to go - store stuff in
the trunk and will handle the road like
a monster - put snow tires on it and
even without the ground clearance it
will burn most SUVs on slick roads - in
the summer it will give an M5 a run for
its money on the highway - maybe the
greatest car ever designed for people
who want the ability to drive a very
fun car and still get the family around.
A sports car with lots of room! I talked the wife into getting it because of its inherent virtues of safety, stability, reliability, versatility, and luxury. I just wanted something fun to drive that would fit a family. You won't win many off the line against some of today's high performance vehicles, but the power delivery seems endless once you get past 60. I might as well pay in advance for speeding tickets. Maintenance/gas ain't cheap! 8 quarts of synthetic oil/$40 filter 20+gal of premium (I get 19-20 combined MPG, when I'm easy on it). Big vented brakes = big $$. Trust me - it is all worth the experience! So far it has proven to be very solid and reliable.
This has been a fully satisfying vehicle. Since I picked it up, every time I drive it, I enjoy the experience. I only have a 2 mile each way commute for work, yet I find myself looking for opportunities to "go and get groceries" or really any excuse to drive somewhere, anywhere.
A very firm yet comfortable car which generally doesn't arouse the constables. Those who know what the "S" badges front and rear mean are the ones who appreciate this fine automobile.