It couldn't have been said any better, BMWDave. :thumbup:
If you need a 4-seater (I do), then cars like the 370Z (and the current 350Z) are automatically scratched off the list. Same goes with the TT & TTS (a parcel shelf doesn't count as a real seat!), Cayman, Z4, etc. The only direct competition for the 135i Coupe, as I see it, is the RX-8 ... a 4-seater with coupe styling (except with a pair of additional suicide doors), but it's too slow for my tastes. Everything else is either a different style of car (ie hatchback or 4-door) or has vastly inferior performance (eg Brera, CLC).
08 BMW 135i Sport Coupe | Manual | Sparkling Graphite | Coral Red Boston Leather | 10 Speaker Hi Fi