Now that I have over month under the belt with the my F355 Spider and a lot of the F-chatters here wanted me to report back...here we go, I'll give my impressions over the the past six weeks which I surprisingly put about 900mi on the car: The cons for the car I'm sure are not a surprise to any: 1) all of the previous F355s I have driven have been GTB or GTS'; it is amazing how much heat that this car can generate and throw into the cabin in a spider. 2) 3rd gear sucks until it's warmed up 3) The nose will scrape on an ant hill 4) Throttle modulation in the first half inch of travel just plain sucks Pros 1) It is incredible how easy it is to deal with on a daily driver basis. The dampening is better than a 3 series...actually far better 2) It is so amazing that you can have a motor that feels like velvet yet sounds like it is scorching earth at the same time. 3) Dials, dials, dials! The F355 drives like a truly modern car but doesn't have any of the video game **** going on in your peripheral vision. No buttons on your steering wheel except the horn. I'm a junkie for analog instrumentation. 4) Gated shifter...makes me smile whenever I get in the car. Smiles get bigger when I am rowing it. 5) The sound 6) The sound Just took a 300mi trip with it through the mid-Atlantic with one of my good friends that is a prominent automotive writer. The only Ferrari that he hasn't driven from the past 35 years is the 355. He was blown away and said, "Now I understand why people fall in love with this car. It's amazing." Best automotive purchase I have ever made....by far!