Bought mine in early 2009 with 81,000 miles. I'D DO IT AGAIN. Fairly quick, very fast. Handling is athletic and certain. Styling is timeless. Mine is not a daily driver because I hope to have it 'till I leave for Glory. Color is Morea Green (see it to appreciate it!). Bought this rather than a 2-seater so that my wife and kids (or another couple) could enjoy the ride together!
Top down and heading to K-State for a ballgame (are you kidding me?).
I can't check the transmission fluid level - must take it to a BMW mechanic for that. That's pathetic. Find a good non-dealer BMW mechanic and you'll be in good shape.
I wanted a weekend convertible - this car is perfect for that. Mine is Morea Green Metallic (truly beautiful) with Sport Package. Fairly quick, very fast, superb handling. Bought it early '09 with 81,000 miles for $5300 and dropped $700 in it immediately for some needed attention. Stole it. Fantastic shape inside and out. It lives in my garage except for spring/summer/fall evenings and weekends. Love driving it to Kansas State football games in the fall. Very handy to have around when one of my daily drivers is in the shop.
Leather seats, fog lights, engine that likes to rev, smooth tranny, great original paint, the fact that I can put my wife and two kids in it and cruise on summer evenings, sport wheels that make all the difference looks-wise. The handling on this car is pure and athletic.
Fortunately I've got a great and affordable shop nearby (Bavarian Automotive in Wichita, KS) lest I pay the dealer's rates. Don't like it one bit that I can't readily check the tranny fluid or readily reset the oil change interval indicator.
Bought my baby with 75k on her. She appeared to be in super shape for the $8500 I was paying. I was wrong, it was in awesome condition and I have never looked back once! All I do is change the oil, wash it weekly, wax it monthly and it keeps a smile on my face every time I turn the key! Do yourself a favor and buy the automatic option (if you can find one you like under 100k miles), its worth it and the stick does nothing for me!
Excellent quality car that lasts and lasts. Very fun to drive, lots of pickup and very solid. I was hit sideways by a bus and I was not injured and the car did not require a major part replacement. It has room in the back seat for 2 adults, which most convertibles do not have. Trunk is small though but bigger than most sports cars. Maintain it regularly and get a good mechanic and it will provide you with many years of enjoyment. Paint job lasts well if waxed regularly.
Soft top, comfort of driver seat (like a cockpit of an airplane) and road gripping driveability. Big back window for ease of lane switching. No blind spots.
Put in a glass window in the convertible top's rear. Plastic gets scratched and bent.
I have owned this car for 4 years and
it has been very reliable. 4 seats in
this convertible makes this guilty
pleasure convenient too. I have the
sport option which offers 16" wheels,
lower/stiffer suspension and power
sport seats. 5 speed transmission is
extremely smooth. Great car!
Semi-automatic convertible top.
Eye-catcher (so the wife says.)
Reliable BMW engineering.
I wish you could fit another seat space
in the rear to accomodate 3 instead of
just 2. The convertible doesn't allow