"This is the sporty car I wish I had gotten when I was a teen, but I'm glad I waited. When I was thinking of buying, I compared the W8 to the V6. Even though each "horse" is pulling the same amount of weight, the torque is much higher in the W8 so the vehicle has fabulous pick-up. The manueverability and over all performance is the best I've ever had in a vehicle. Plus the added weight (due to the beefed up suspension to carry the extra engine weight) helps keep the vehicle stable at high speed and in the snow. I can't say enough good things about my car!! Sure it may cost more to get it repaired, but that happens with any high end vehicle. This ain't no 60s Bug! I plan on keeping this car till it becomes an antique!!!!"