Alright..correct my perceptions here if you can, but didn't the new Nissan 350Z come onto the developmental scene AFTER our beloved MINI? Anyway, in the Baltimore Sun newspaper this morning, the local Nissan dealers are taking orders for the 350Z at MSRP. They have color / interior combinations, information about what can / cannot be ordered, delivery information, etc. We can't even get verification on when our cars will be in, when we can spec an order, etc. And our cars are supposed to be "in country" before the Nissan 350Z. How come Nissan (on the verge of collapse only a few months ago) can handle introducing their new car Soooo much better (more customer friendly) than BMW...the successful giant?