I've tried many cars that had a soft top or hard top. Realistically there aren't that many choices. My favorite was the miata mx-5 rf. Beautiful car, great manual action, short throw stick, handling was the best, it was powerful enough. I couldn't pull the trigger because my wife couldn't drive a stick and I didn't want to stress her out. The z4 wasn't in the conservation until the last minute. It takes time to get comfortable with it and believe me it's worth the effort. A very classy car that's heavy enough to feel secure and it's very well made. Performance and style are second to none. I do not have any regrets and I always look forward to drive it.