Look at a photo - you'll hate it. Go
see one in the "flesh". Hmmm . . .
that looks different somehow. A few
days later . . . I gotta have one.
Test drive it (forget the 2.5 litre).
Did you once have a go-cart? Then that
seat of the pants feeling all comes
right back. This thing stick to the
pavement like velcro and runs up to 60
faster than the factory claims. Sure,
you feel ever rut in the road, but is
that bad? Downsides? Well the glove
box is just that . . just enough room
for gloves. Interior storage . . .
what's that? Will your wife/girlfriend
hate it? Yes. Is that bad? Not
The 3.0 litre 6-banger has a resonator
box that makes the engine growl when
you drop the pedal and let it rev up.
Over-ride the ATC system and use the
steptronic shifter and you can smoke
the fat rear run-flat tires with ease.
The instrumentation is difficult to
read in bright sunlight. Is that a
problem? Duh, this is a convertible.
When in So. Cal. is the top up if its
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