This is my first car and I couldn't be happier with it. I learned how to drive stick-shift on it and the 5 speed is fun to drive. I have no problems with it breaking down, but it's not a winter car. My top leaks when it rains hard and if I go through too big of a puddle the car freaks out.
The 5-speed transmission and convertible top. It's perfect for San Diego summers and I always turn heads when I'm driving it. I smile every time I get behind the wheel.
Bigger cup holders would be nice, and the interior door handles peel. Other than that it's perfect.