Brady, in many instances, including this one, price is not an indication of class, and neither does it mean that the more expensive car is necessarily better than the less expensive car. The FRS/BRZ is an example of this idea, and so was the first NSX (these are just off the top of my head, not exclusive to sports cars). Throw away all of the stuff, and just drive the cars. The Scion/Kia/Nissan just don't compare to the Fiat and Mini. Then, when you throw the stuff back in, it really becomes no contest.