Bear in mind, guys, that this was for a used 2012 MS3 with 7500 miles on it. They wouldn't go below $24k for a new one. It makes little difference, though, as this car is new for all intents and purposes. I'm actually a little afraid of the right pedal on this car, since it goes ballistic with so little effort. So far, getting 27mpg combined with a mix of 70% driving, 30% city, though that is per the onboard MPG counter that is always optimistic in these cars.