Thank you for the kind words and comments. I thoroughly enjoy reading others opinions and recommendations here in the forum. With respect to the California - I've driven one and while it was a very nice car, it wasn't a Ferrari to me - I don't know how to put it into words. Maybe the best way would be to say that it felt more like a Maserati, I dunno. Bottom line is, that if I were looking for a car that drove like the Cali, I would probably go with a nice MB SL, a BMW M6 cabrio, or something like that. It felt more like a 'touring cabrio' than a true sports car.