by Suburban Commuter and Occasional Road-Tripper from Philadelphia, PA on Tue Jul 29 2008
I acquired this car when it was 11 years old with 80K miles. I prefer small cars and have found the Cabrio to perform very well for its size. Visibility through rear window seems better than average for convertibles, but road noise from roof seems worse. Backseat is surprisingly comfortable for size of car, and front seat passenger/driver headroom is also ample compared to other compact models I've driven. Originally I did not admire the visually prominent roll bar, but now I find it charming. I encountered several unexpected drawbacks, including: ? Unusually small wheels cause the steering to pull side to side on uneven or bumpy pavement. However, steering and suspension feel tight and responsive otherwise. ? There is no glove compartment, apparently due to the location of the passenger-side airbag. Nor are there any other closed storage compartments of any kind inside the car, only open pockets in doors and alongside front seats! This makes it awkward to leave the roof open when car is parked, even for a short time, as there is nowhere to store sunglasses, GPS, power adapters, etc. except for the trunk. ? During rain, significant water runs into interior of car from roof when door is opened. Convertible roof design doesn't permit typical gutters above doors, but structure of roof seems to contribute to the problem. Overall I enjoy the car and plan to keep it indefinitely.
Purchased a Used car
Does recommend this car!!
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