Picked up my Argento Lusso manual almost 2 weeks ago. It's a blast to drive. I use it as my daily driver, and now that winter's done, that's every day. Really glad I got the manual instead of the auto, which was my choice before test driving. The super quick up or down top is also something I'm happier about than I thought I'd be. Quick as thought. The car makes running errands just fun (at least the driving part). As for turbo lag, yeah, until I got used to keeping revs up shifting out of first. The only complaint I have about the 124 is, wait, I don't have any! I think Fiat got this little roadster just about perfect.