Because of the recent post about the 330ci vs S2000, I had to go find out for myself. So today after work, I drove to the Auto Center part of my town, and took to driving a few cars. I first drove the 2003 Cobra. Now, this is a brute beast. Interior fit and finish still leaves much to be desired, but the motor is sheer power, and I respect it for that. The blower whine induces quite a sensation as well. After I was finished thunderballing around town in the Cobra, I headed over to Riverside Acura in which they had a used S2000 on the lot with about 27k on the odometer, so I proceed to test drive this car. Now, don't get me wrong, this is an excellent 4 cylinder, but my God, a 330ci (manual) would own this car. The car feels like it's lacking something (maybe torque???) in the power dept. It doesn't even pull very hard (IMHO) to redline. The shifter is botchy, and the stiffness (although it may prove useful at the track), is a little bit too stiff. I ran this car hard, powershifting and all, and I still feel that the 330ci is faster. Maybe it's the midrange, or maybe it's just the overall feel of the car, but it wasn't impressive at all. I actually enjoyed the unrefined "newfound refinement" (is that an oxymoron?? heehee) of the new Cobra over the S2000. I now know, after jumping out of my M3, into two other brands, and back into my M3, why BMW cars have the respect that they have. The feeling is sheer orgasmal. (well at least for me it is...my mind is always in the gutter anyways.) Maybe I'm just restarting a tired subject, but I had to voice it. Thanks for listening, and goodnight...