The gray hair on the top would suggest that I am probably a bit out of the demographic target of Lexus' intended market for this ride but I'm a car guy. I've owned Audi's, Porsche's, and a gaggle of Acuras, Hondas, and currently park an '87 Grand National next to my IS350 and here's my take... this is one sweet ride. Probably the nicest driver I have ever owned. Quick, agile, kind of goofy looking it a good way, and a hoot to drive. I still laugh at the minions of blind faith who goose step to and salute the rides that roll out of the Fatherland. To be sure the Germans put together some mighty fine automobiles but, while there are those who would say the BMW 3 series sets the bar for vehicles in this class I say, not so fast. When you look at the performacne numbers no one will dispute that the BMW's may be a few 100's of a second quicker during a hot lap of Sebring or Road Atlanta but, so what. And yeah, I wish the Lexus technowizards could come up with a u-shift it tranny and trust some of with an on-off switch for the big brother co-pilot system that is sure to intrude on your fun dare you get your Super Camray on the brink of a decent power slide but again, I drive this car on the highways. The car, hands down, performs better than any thing in its class in the real world. And you can enjoy all of the fun without all of those pesky trips to the service department that have always been included with the cost of admission of every German car I have owned. You won't regret owning this car unless you have to regularly haul anyone larger than an average seven year old or dwarf around in the back seat. It be a bit tight back there. Beyond a few annoying quirks there is very little not to like about this car. As much as I like mine I am will be setting it adrift in the coming months to buy a seat in the ISF when Lexus decides to get off of its fanny and start shipping them stateside. An 350 with a hundred more horsies, bigger brakes, and some other go fast goodies can only be better. I wonder if my wife will figure it out?