jarledb: I agree with you there. Don't need a huge engine to enjoy that, but a fairly light and well put together sports car will let you enjoy the twists and turns of corners.
That's why I got the MR2.
When I first got it, I was a little scared and thought it was too fast. Wherever I accelerated I got the stomach dropping feeling.
But now I'm used to it I wish I had that feeling back :(.