I ask this because I remember, for no reason, that back when my father bought his 2005 Acura TL, I had looked at an S60R as well. I still have the literature from 2004, and remember now that the dealership didn't have one to drive or show, but they had a customer's car on the lift He ended up with the Acura, for the sake of reliability (and 3 transmissions later, he went back to Lexus with a GS300 AWD).
I was looking at waiting for an EvoX (too impatient), an STI (too "snoody" to buy one, and I need my comfort/class), Audi A4 (to plain/mainstream), and BMW didn't have their 335xi coupe in the horizon (I didn't think/know they'd make one). I had a deposit on a fully loaded S40 T5 AWD 6MT and drove my friend's "R" - and here I am.
So what were you about to walk away with...?