I am having a ball in this car. I've driven it roundtrip between Key West & Rochester, NY. Extremely comfortable for 14 hour days on the road. I just picked up my Christmas tree in it last weekend (top down, of course!) I want to tour the West and see the stars at night! Can't wait to go. If you want to be treated like a celebrity, drive this car!
Style, style, style. Heated leather seats. Comfortable, supportive seats. Pedestrians insist on giving ME the right-of-way.
My wife had to have it. We imediately
replaced the loose seats with
aftermarket and it's been a joy. Tops
are easily fixed or replace and it's a
looker. Inexpensive fun and 30 mpg.
Exactly what we wanted. Pleasant
ride. Manual tops seem to work better
with these models. Give one a try.
The transmission is a dream and a light
clutch.(try a Boxster's)
Of course more bass out of the radio
and seat rails that don't cost a
I just bought this car in 10/03 and I
absolutely love it! For a 98, it looks
and handles great! I test drove it on
the west side of Cincy on curvy SR
roads and it was an instant sale. The
only problem I had was replacing
several seals on my convertible
top/front windshield, but I guess that
should be expected with a 6 yr old
convertible. I had to drop $2000 the
first month I owned it and now another
$500 for a carb sensor, fan or
something. I knew the maintenance
would be expensive, but that hurt a
little. Even with these costs, I still
love the car (as long as another $2K
bill doesn't come up within a yr)
#1 Handling and speed!
It feels like the low end gears don't
have much pickup. I would think a
straight 6 could produce a little more
HP/tourque with the 1st gear.
Best car I ever owned (until I bought
my 2001 740iL). Still turns heads
today even though it's seven years
old. If you have the 17 in. wheels,
avoid driving in winter --traction is
nil. The 17 in. wheels differentiate
the car from others. Engine,
drivetrain, fit and finish have been
outstanding. Poor air conditioner and
stereo --those are the most
disappointing features. The absolute
exhilarating driving experience makes
any flaws minor in comparison. I am
extrememly happy with my decision and
would buy this car again.