I found my '03 2.5i for $7900.00, with 66,000 original, verified miles. Three car had been superbly maintained by the first owner, who had it for twelve and a half years, and not so well by the second owner, who had it for two years. After spending another two thousand dollars to fix the things the second owner couldn't afford to keep up with, it's like a new car again. As someone else said, many people don't believe it's a fifteen year old car. Loads of power, style, and mine even got the bluetooth addon package. Highly recommend these to anyone looking for an affordable, fun sports car.
Turning 50 this year and it was in my plan to buy a convertible to celebrate that and my son graduating from college was in the market for a MBZ convertible but accidentally came across a private owner selling his for an unbelievably low price due to health issues. So well kept so befell in love at first sight. Has 132,000 mike on it but it was so maintained I bought it and haven’t looked back since. So fast, sound system amazing and I like the simplicity of dash. However cup holders suck terribly. Other than that I’m having fun but a little overwhelmed by all of the looks I get when rolling with the top down. Looking forward to using this as my second/fun car.
Probably too soon to rate it since I have had it for only a week, but, the car with only 23k miles (verified) feels brand new. The sound is great, the punch is great. The ride is not as harsh as I feared. It's certainly not '55 Buick either. It's a little tight, but much more comfortable than Miata that I didn't buy because of the fit. When I had it inspected the guy in the station said, "thanks for bringing that car to us." First time that's ever happened. We'll see how long honeymoon lasts.
Six months later--Car has run perfectly. It is a joy to drive on the back roads of Cape Cod. Just enough power--probably would like 3.0 better--but it never feels like it is going to get from me or break loose. Sport mode adds a little excitement. No repairs or maintenance after initial inspection and oil change.
Does not handle bumps or dips well at all, nor dirt or puddles, but what do you expect from a sports car? It is so much fun to drive--the top comes down automatically, the steering is excellent, the acceleration is amazing, the look is great, the sound system is phenomenal