I've never had anyone ask me why I didn't get a GT. The 4.0L V6 has the same amount of hp as the pre-99 GTs. The only ones who have given me any crap for my car was someone with an IS300 (can you say ricer???) and someone with an Acura Integra. They didn't know what to say when I told them that my car was faster then both of theirs.