Nov 01, 2007
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $48,020
Likes

Understated cool. 250 hp is plenty. AWD, rock solid handling, enormous brakes. Comfortable front seats, simple dash controls, Bose stereo. Good visibility (Jaguar XKR could learn a lesson here), square steering wheel and automatic rear spoiler fun touches.

Dislikes

Tire pressure monitor already acting up, bodes ill for electronic future. Center info panel intrusive. “Padded cell” back seat pointless. Automatic transmission (whatever you call it) will be a hard resale outside of Sun City.

Verdict

Not the icon it was. Mechanical miscegenation. Wide nose mimics Nissan 350Z, curved tail morphs Porsche Cayman. Maybe a better car, but not a more iconic one. The original is a tough act to follow, after all.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 250 hp