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It's a hard top convertible. with the M-Sport pkg. In the iS it has a performance oriented firm ride, which makes for sometimes a jarring ride. (south-eastern PA roads) RFT tires don't add any suppleness to the suspension either. BUT, this is the most fun to drive, best looking (inside or out), best performing vehicle I have ever owned. Ultimate Driving Machine? You Bet! Oh, by the way, it has averaged 22.5 MPG in 20,000 miles of mainly suburban driving. The N-54 engine is sweet & powerful.
Best car EVER???? never thought it would be this good
I bought this car in early 2013 with only 39k miles on it. When I looked at it, it appeared to be a cream puff. Perfect example of not judging a book by it's cover. In this short time, well, I can't even remember the list of engine components that the dealership had to replace within the first two months. In July, the transmission dropped. As far as looks and performance, the car is awesome...when it works.
Pros & Cons + Powerful V6 engine + Superior handling and breaking + Sleek exterior, upscale interior + High tech standard features - Cramped back seat
Pros: - Quality Interior - Exterior design - Standard package - Power and handling - High tech Cons: - Cramped back seat
Wife uses car for work commute, excellent gas mileage. Nice design both outside and inside. Comfort very good on 4-5 hour drives visiting relatives. Had 1 problem with vehicle speed control and it was immediately fixed by dealer, otherwise we would have given 4 stars in performance. I am over 6 feet tall and find driver seat adjustments great! Overall we like this car very much.
A very fun ride! Excellent handling, good performer. Just went up 95 to Jersey from Florida and averaged 30 mpg highway.