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Old 02-27-2007, 03:29 PM
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Suggestions on convertible

Not necessarily Mercedes - be thinking year 2000 or newer, around $20,000, and reliable fun-to-drive machine.

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3-series cabrio
SLK b/c of hardtop
CLK b/c of hardtop

Any other suggestions? I might end up going this route.

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Old 02-27-2007, 03:30 PM
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:35 PM
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Masarati bi turbo Zagata. Very fun to drive and a good example will be way under your stated investment.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:00 PM
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Two sets of boobs in as many replies.

I am going dizzy.

Oh yes....

If your budget allows for a new, non-Benz, convertible, look at the Volvo
(C70?) the VW (Eos) and the Pontiac (G6?).

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Old 02-27-2007, 04:07 PM
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1990-1998 Mercedes SL. They can be had for about that price now.
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G6 is very good styling. Couldn't think what the darn thing was called a moment ago....................
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:18 PM
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G6 is very good styling. Couldn't think what the darn thing was called a moment ago....................
There is also the Saturn version of the G6. Whatever THAT is called.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:43 PM
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1938 Cord - maybe not reliable
Maserati Zagato - maybe out of price range
1998 SL - on the list, good one
1960 Cadillac deVille - pass
A f'n bug? No thanks.
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I would wait for this guy to come out!!!

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Old 02-27-2007, 04:49 PM
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Two sets of boobs in as many replies.

I am going dizzy.

Oh yes....

Heh, see if you can get Mistress to jump up and down!!

As to the cars, Brian, for sheer exhiliration and fun, the BMW 3 would be hands down the best, I'd think. They are pretty reliable too.

The Volvo C70 turbo, (I owned one for awhile), well, what can I say, welcome to torque steer. I never liked wrong wheel drive either. But they have the most comfortable seats in the business.

These, and the SL cars are more like open cruisers, great at what they do but not as much fun or involving.

I don't think the Mustang GT convertible is what you are looking for either
(brute V8 muscle, great sound, noise, live rear axle)
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2000 Corvette convertible.
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:32 PM
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I have always had a soft spot for an Auburn Boat Tail Speedster.
Or an early thirties Lincoln, Dusenburg or similar dual cowl phaeton.

Neither car meets your budget, and both are older than year 2000, but they are great, worthy cars.
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Boxster? Probably the best driver's car of all mentioned here.

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