Well, during lunch while languishing in despair, I stopped by the dealership to get the lowdown on my non-delivery situation and find out for sure (yeah, right) when the Z would be delivered. The salesman felt pretty bad about the whole thing so what did he do. Handed me the keys to an '01 Z which we drove around for about an hour or so, no holds barred (at least for an amateur like me) Got some good interstate time. SIMPLY AWESOME. I had a good time, still not like taking delivery today, but it was cool and took the edge off, somewhat. Next week can't come soon enough now that I've tasted the blood.