That's really unfortunate. I'd chalk most of those reactions up to jealousy, and not spend any more time thinking about it. Ive had my Exige for a couple years in the San Francisco area and have never had any negative comments. Usually its all smiles, enthusiasm, and compliments. Ive even had a people block traffic to ask me about the car. The closest I've come to negative has been people honestly asking me what the car was, kids wanting to race, and one guy talking to his friend saying "yeah, I looked into buying one of these, but I would've bought the super charged one." He was apparently unable to read the 'S' on my car. Im with some of the other folks in that I dont park my car where I cant see it, and 95% of the time my car is out of the garage its moving.