I think it's hilarious that I can be someplace in my E and get prolonged stares and finger pointing even when there are Porsches, Vettes, and BMW's in the same group of cars. It's especially funny to me knowing that they paid 3-4 times as much as I did, get crappier mileage, and will pay through the nose for maintenance. Granted, I'd lose a race but the E is a state of mind much like the VW microbus of yesteryear. As for idiosyncrasies of their personality, the E's are becoming the "it's so ugly it's cute" love affair of the century. After buying mine on impulse after a 5 minute test drive and having since put nearly 13k miles on it, I'd definitely do it again, and again, and again. I'm looking forward to subsequent year models and continued innovations. I think only another E owner can appreciate the feelings that having one of these, as my friend calls it, "contraptions", evokes. Ain't it cool!!