I'm sure a lot of people on here have seen the "meh" to just downright critical reviews the auto mags have given the Q50 and Q50 Hybrid mostly related to the steer-by-wire system. I've noticed the authors complaints have either come from a misuse of the car or subjective stuff like they didn't like the looks. (Yea, because 335is are just so adorable, right?) The Car and Driver reviewer complained about the active lane control being spooky on back country roads. Ok, go figure the manual tells you not to use ALC on poorly painted back country roads! If only he had followed instructions before hating on the car. Granted these guys probably cashier their way through car reviews and don't have time to learn what buttons to push or what modes and settings are supposed to be on or off at whatever time like an owner would. In any case, I urge anyone interested in the car to drive it for yourself and not be discouraged by what the mags tell you to think. If I had listened to Road and Track, I would have bought an IS 350, a great car, but not a car that I want. A Q50 Hybrid is a whole second faster to 60 and gets significantly better mileage, not to mention is just a little better looking IMO. If I had bought an IS 350, I'd be pissed every month I'd have to send in that check. With the Q50S Hybrid, I'm put in a good mood every morning I get in it, even Monday mornings, and I never feel unhappy mailing that monthly check. Unless the mags are making your car payment for you, make sure you're driving what you like.