5.5 liter V8 in a Miata sized vehicle
In today's world, 355 HP doesn't seem like much but when you stick it in a Miata sized roadster with a 7 speed transmission, this car is a delight to drive. It handles better than my guts can handle, and the acceleration is beyond necessary to outrun just about anyone. The only reason I did not give it a 5 star rating is because the retractable hardtop rattles a bit when it is up. When the top is down, there is no issue and you can feel how still the vehicle is even with the top down. Also, with the three drive modes, sport, comfort, and manual, I really don't miss the clutch pedal. It's actually nice to put it in comfort mode when you are just tooling around or going out for dinner. Definitely a great vehicle to put on your short list. The "air scarf" and "rest" modes in the heating and AC system are a surprise and delight.