Fun and unique, but not the most amazing car ever
October 16, 2016
I bought this convertible 3rd hand in 2009 with super low miles at 38,000. It is my daily driver, and is now up to just 65,000. It's comfy, but low of course. The HP is decent, but not by today's standards, still it's a fun drive. Not the best at cornering, but the nice wide wheels do good enough gripping the asphalt. It has back seats, but only kids up to about 8 or 9 can sit back there.
A very unique looking car, came out at the same time as the DB8 I think and the styling at the time was pretty awesome, still turns more heads than any ole Porsche or BMW.
It had it's share of poor mechanical designs such as the plastic timing chain, but if changed out early, these issues were not a problem.
Some of the interior design was not great, such as the cup holders, and the stereo and speakers despite being Harmon Kardon, did not last long or perform all that well.
Anyway, it's been a fun convertible to own and for the most part has not cost me much at all over the years, a great buy at $8,500. I'm now at the point of wondering whether it has any chance of becoming any sort of classic vehicle as we approach 20 years old. I presume they didn't make THAT many of these back in the day.