Hi Guys! I'm Tom.
I bought an 07 ZX3 about 6 weeks ago... and 3 weeks ago I took it across the country and back. I'm from Michigan and drove it to Vancouver, BC, all the way down to Las Angeles, and then across the US back to Detroit. My ZX3 was made in Wayne, MI, is silver, and is a SES. Unfortunately, it's a slushbox, but coming from a long line of Dodge/Plymouth Neons, it's still got a bit more of pick-up than my previous 1995 Plymouth Neon (5-speed/SOHC).
So far so good!