It's definitely firm. For the most part I feel like it's worth it for the look and handling feel, but there are definitely some stretches of road that are unpleasant in the DMV. If it's something you're seriously considering I'm sure we can meet up at some point and you can get some first-hand experience.How do you like it? I am considering this and someone with experience on local roads is quite important as an input. Any issues of note?