It's not as slow as it feels, but...it doesn't make a lot of power down low, and needs to be revved. Only problem is, it revs too slowly to feel fast.
I thought the same about the interior. Much 'nicer' and more European than the Mustang, for example.
I didn't like the MS3 at all, but more because of the ridiculous torque steer and the stupid power delivery.
What's perhaps worse is the way people jock the car for having 263hp and costing $25k, as if that alone makes it the perfect car. It's so far from that it's not even funny.
Other big disappointments:
2011 Hyundai Equus: Worst. Driver's. Seat. Ever!!
2011 Mazda RX-8: Where's the power?
2012 Porsche Cayman R: Where's the excitement?
2011 Porsche Cayenne S: $100k for this?
2011 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 R-Spec: You call this a transmission?
2012 Kia Rio: This is supposedly better than a Civic?
2007 BMW 650i: YAWN, and where is the luxury?
2011 Kia Optima EX: This doesn't [/I]feel[/I] like 200hp...