I don't know, after watching the review of the i4 from The Smoking Tire, it didn't seem that the lower horsepower figure was an issue at all. In fact, they remarked how the extra torque really pushed you back in your seat, which is what most people think of as power anyways. They said the V6 only felt a bit more powerful at the top of the rpm range, which for around town driving, is not typical of how you'd use the car. The 0-60 times were slightly in favor of the i4, so I don't see the horsepower difference making much of a difference you would notice. I still want the V6 for the sound and the manual trans, but I don't think the i4 owners are going to be missing any performance.