Did not drive the new M , but set in one and looked at it closely , twice . The interior is very nice indeed , better materials and finish quality then my 03 . However , on the the outside , my 03 M is much more unique , manly , muscle car looking then the 06 M which looks almost genertic by comparison. I now own the 03M (43Kmi), 91Q (148Kmi) , 00 Honda S2000 (14Kmi). From all of them by far, I always got many more comments about the M , which surprised me in the beginning . I love this machine .