I bought mine as a second/fun car to complement my 2006 Mazda6 that was nearing 200k. Made in the same plant, figured they could be brothers. I was living in SoCal, turning 30 and wanted something cool that I couldn't get elsewhere (living in Ohio and Michigan it would have been very impractical). I first wanted a Miata, but realizing when I had tacked on under 100k miles and leather/Bose sound it was gonna be around $20k. About that time the 2015s had been out and about and once I found out they had cooled seats and a much nicer interior than before I was looking intently. I also loved the new style even when it was a concept/preproduction car a year earlier. I ended up finding a CPO 2015 EB Premium PP with 1k miles for a hell of a deal. Ruby red with the PP black wheels and I was sold. Owning it I enjoy the rigidity of the chassis, and light tossability of it with the lighter engine. I also think the EB is in its best application here, power when you want it, but fuel economy when you're just cruising. I couldn't justify the GT's 10-15k higher prices at the time, and besides the V8 burble, nothing really missed. Funny thing is, I lived in an area where EVERYONE had Audi's Mercedes and BMWs and I had tons of people coming up to me asking about it.