Wow. Didn't know this post would turn so ugly. First of all, I drive a station wagon and it is no 350Z. The Z is a true sports car and can out-brake, and out handle my XT any day of the week. from a roll, there is no question that the Z has the advantage but the Forester isn't necessarliy a slouch. I find the ad kind of humorous, and anyone who knows anything about a XT and a Z knows that it just isn't a true statement to say a Forester would smoke a Z. I love my friends Z. I love looks, the way it handles and the braking in that car is amazing. He has the touring model. Still, I will continue to post any run-ins I have with Z's truthfully.