I love the car even though it's rather expensive to maintain.
Great Performer on Road. Just spent $2000 @ dealership for 60,000 mile maintenance. Expensive to maintain, but has been extremely reliable.
Be prepared to replace spark plugs (platinum tipped) $125 a set, ignition coil-$162, induction service-$109, timing belt-$350, valve cover gasket-$525, vacuum tees-$265. Uses premium octane gas, but good mileage overall, about 23 city & 26 highway.
Low profile tires have been very expensive to replace - plan on buying new tires every 15,000 miles.
Enjoyed owning the car because you get the best of both worlds - sporty & very fast & luxury sedan that's very comfortable.
The Bose sound system is fantastic.
Leather seats have remained intact & I recommend solar film on windows to extend wear if you live in hot climate like Fla.
Car is still fun to drive & looks equivalent to newer BMW's in Euro Style.
If you're going to own this car you should invest in frequent oil changes (I use synthetic) & recommended factory maintenance program.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th February, 2008