I've had this car for about six months now, and it is better in almost every area than my last car, a Jaguar XK8. As a big bloke – 6ft 2in tall, 16-and-a-half stone – I find the car has enough leg room for an adult to sit behind me in some comfort and wide enough for me to be able to not have to constantly breathe in – an experience I definitely didn't enjoy in a 911. It is quick – it feels as fast as the XK, and handles better. I can't fault the ride, too, especially on a long-distance motorway run. You don't notice the automatic gearbox, which is as it should be, I guess, and economy-wise I spend about £35 a week on petrol, driving roughly 10,000 miles a year. I even like idrive, which is, as far as I'm concerned, quite user friendly and, ergonomically, pretty much perfectly sited. Interestingly, first-time passengers often comment on how quiet and refined the car seems. As for its head-turning ability, I get at least one positive comment a week. My only real dislike is its interior, which has more plastic than your average Lego set and is thus nowhere near as classy as the XK. I didn't like having to buy floor mats, either. All in all, though, it's a very good car indeed.
Michael Eboda, December 27th 2005