Gents, I'm soliciting your opinions for my next vehicle purchase. Here's what I need: 25k or less. will be used to rack up miles between my city and country house, where I frequently stay on wekends. This is a highway drive ending at the end of 3 mile dirt, (and gravel) road. I need to be able to depend on the vehicle also, it will be my regular driver to work. Good mileage too. It should be able to hold groceries for a weak, and the wife, at the same time. Fun driver. I am not opposed to going into a Japanese car either. So far, I am considering: 2004 RX-8 2002 S2000 2003 350z? BMW 3 series BMW Z4? I love the idea of the paddle shifter in the RX-8! several available on eBay for under 25k!