Handling is exceptional, especially when coupled with he ride quality.
Design isn't faultless, but is extremely pleasing to the eye and functional.
Build quality could be better, but it isn't bad, just not up to German standards - certainly much better than I expected (it is after all a British sports car).
Hydragas suspension is fantastic - this makes the car in my opinion, it is a perfect compromise between handling and comfort - all the other competition suffer from bone jarring rides.
The car is quick, but isn't necessarily fast. It is more than capable of keeping up with most things on the road, but will eventually be lost on a straight run. Bends and roundabouts however and you'll be hard pressed to loose an F - the handling is superb.
Boot space is ample, the best in class when launched, except it's an odd shape so squashy bags rather than suitcases are the rule.
Cabin is well appointed and nicely designed. Feels well screwed together (with one or two exceptions) and very comfortable.
Driving position is great except for the steering wheel which is a little offset to the lower left - this can cause problems for those with long legs.
Hood is a work of genius, can be opened and closed from the driver's seat in less than 5 seconds, folds into an incredibly small space too - very clever. Newer cars have a revised design, older design hoods can have (very) minor leaks.