Mate of mine pulled up in his new (well, 12 months old) E Class Merc, and it is simply sensational, V6 3.0Diesel, simply sensational. Mind you, he paid £30K for it. Makes my GT look dated to say the least... in every aspect, but then, it should do.
I don't know what I'm trying to say here, are there other cars I'd like, of course there are, but for the money I do not think there's a better car on the road than the GT. I've had mine for just over 3 years now, it's got 85K on the clock and I still love it. I too will be shortly going down the suspension upgrade path as I intend to keep it for a long time yey.
When I've and gone into retirement in about 10 years, I'll look at something else, or maybe if the 169
looks anything like this and isn't the size of an ocean-going liner....who knows?
All the best