Awesome, fun little car. Lots of attention with the top off, no penalty in the winter for having a fabric roof. Extremely manuverable; reliable - provided you do regular maintanance. Quick for the limited amount of power; you can get insane gas mileage if you behave yourself - with the 1.5 motor I get about 36 city / 42 highway. On a 500 mile trip at a constant 70, I managed to get 52 mpg - but that was without any real traffic on a nice day. Those who complain about their roof leaking must have been in an accident, or the previous owner had.
Feels like a convertible with the roof off and rear window down; easy to manuver even without power steering; easy on gas without being a hybrid; extremely fun to drive
Cupholders are for passenger use only; sometimes is hard to see around or over other vehicles; coolant system seems a little more trouble prone. Aux lights on early models require yearly replacement; easy to get tickets