Having owned 2 Exiges, including one that was basically a track car as close to a Cup car as you could get, I agree that the pure driving experience was excellent. In addition, I was pleasantly surprised at just how fast they are around a track for something that has well under 300 hp - even a horsepower track like Laguna Seca. However, the "no compromises" experience was just too - uncompromising for me. On a sunny, cool day with ideal temperatures it was great for a short fun drive. Anything other than that was rough. As people point out, the AC sucked. The radio sucked. The interior seemed rather cheap feeling and cheap looking (although the leather covered center console on the S240 and later cars helped). As a result, I barely drove the cars. If I could trailer the cars to the track, that would have helped. On track they were tons of fun. Driving the 90+ minutes to Infineon Raceway and Laguna Seca on the track wheels and tires was not as fun, especially when it was hot. I agree that it's hard to beat that kind of experience for such an affordable price. You just have to know what you want and what you are getting. I decided that I wanted a car that I would actually enjoy driving for the 2 hours I have to drive to and from the track, as well as on the track. Does it feel heavier and floaty? Yes, especially under heavy braking. You just can't beat how late you can brake in a car as light as a Lotus. It's a big adjustment. Overall, it's still faster around the track, and I can also take my wife and kid in it for a fun drive on a hot day in comfort. Do I miss my Exige? Every once in a while. But it's not for everyone.