David and I have had quite a few conversations about the car. Hard to exactly explain why I love them so much... I have been advising people who come on here asking for advice about 400/412's to find one and DRIVE IT- they're very, very different than what people seem to expect. Now my 400i is badass- it's got a scary loud Stebro free-flow system on it and it runs very, very strong- I'm in the opposite camp- I envisioned the car as the ultimate European GT- so I want to tone the sound down a bit and have had Timevalve make me a gorgeous OEM style SS exhaust for the car. (So if anyone is looking for an almost-new Stebro Free-Flow from the headers back with 200 miles on it- let me know before it goes up on ebay) My 412 has a new OEM ANSA and it's rich and full and LOUD when you punch it but very tame on the highway- which to me is perfect. I always tell people on the 355 side of things that taking the car out is "an event"- people take videos of you on the highway- they block your exit at gas stations and take pictures- they ask to see the engine- they want to know "Who are you?" and "How Much"- not so with a 400i- you're largely invisible and occasionally somebody asks about the car- in a nice way- That's what I like about them. I've picked my kids up at school in the 412 and we go out to dinner with the car-We can use it as a real car. It's the kind of car you have to just LOVE- When I see the damned thing in the garage I can stare at it for an hour... It's so wrong in so many ways- yet so right. As they say- to each his own- Now how about a nice 360 CS???