2012 MINI Cooper Roadster 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
I purchased a used 2012 Mini Cooper Roadster Base model with auto transmission about 1 year ago. This car is my first convertible and is more fun than any other car I have owned in the past 40 years. I am constantly looking for an excuse to drive it. I get favorable comments from strangers about the car all the time. It now has 17k miles on it and I have not had any mechanical issues at all. The car as purchased did ride too rough for my taste but switching to Koni FSD struts and non-run flat tires has cured that issue. I have no idea what car I could ever buy to replace this. Even my Nissan 370Z seemed boring in comparison.
Handles like a go-cart. Great fuel economy. The convertible top goes up and down very quickly. The trunk is very big. The base stereo system works very well. Tons of head and legroom (i am 6'2").
Koni FSD struts should be standard equipment, or at least optional.