Setting off for a spin in the country, there's rainbow above us.
First, let me say that the simple and authentic sports car experience in the Madza MX5 completely won me over.
Then I fell in love with the BMW m330i for its smoothness and driving delight.
However, that sound you hear is me crying, because I had to return the Porsche 911 Carrera S.
At home at high speed, or just tootling round town, the twin-turbo flat six delivers whatever you ask from it.
This is truly upmarket sports car driving, and if it sounds like I'm gushing, you're right.
I LOVE this car. It may have taken me 40 years to drive another Porsche, but this one was worth the wait. I literally got a tingle of pleasure all the while I was behind the wheel, and I really loved the 'programmed throttle-blip' when you're downshifting manually. Nice touch.
In the semi-alpine region we live in, known as the Gold Coast Hinterland, we enjoy a great selection of mountain roads, with tight switchbacks, long flowing curves and some beautiful long straights, where the 911 Carrera S really sings.
In the cockpit I was immediately dazzled by the quiet sophistication and elegance of the Porsche Design interior treatment.
Sure, the backseats maybe accommodate those mysterious 'legless midgets' we automotive writers refer to; but if you shuffled the front seats forward, you may get some shorter adults back there - for a short trip to a Gelati Messina bar.
As far as 'luggage' is concerned, then just plan for a dirty weekend, carrying a fresh pair of knickers, and a wet pack. There's a 'bin' up front that may hold about 300 litres of 'stuff', but don't count on carrying for a six week Grand Tour!
Mind you, these are not critiscms - just realistic reporting on the facts. You'll be having so much fun behind the wheel, you won't care. This is AUD$259,000 well-invested.
I'm told that this car is a 'mid-life facelift' and there's a new Type 992 coming in 2018, and it's brand new. I'd be more than happy to have someone's cast-off 991.2, thanks!