Originally Posted by skeen7908
Hello I wonder if you guys woukd be willing to give some advice
I just had a crash and wrote off my car. It was a 91 Toyota that I have had since the age of 19 so you can tell I am not really a "car guy"
I need to buy a car. I've always wanted a convertible to be able to drive with the roof off and get some rays.
Money is really no object, but I wouldnt want anything too ostentatious or difficult to drive day to day. Im not over fussed about performance
It seems a lot of convertible cars are really ugly: elongated and boat-like or really feminine.
I dont mind the look of the Mercedes SLK55. I also sort of even like the aesthetic of Jeep Wranglers. So that gives you an idea of how broad my range is
PS This is not a midlife crisis
Im only 31
money no object convertible, but not ostentatious, feminine or difficult to drive? doesn't really need to be high performance?
I think the Audi A5/S5 convertible is a good choice. or the Boxster S (the new one). or the BMW 3-series/M3 convertible. would suggest the 6-series but that might be what you mean by boat-like. I've always seen convertibles as be-seen-in cars so my favorites are the pretty exotics like the Ferraris and the Aston Martin Vantage, but you said nothing ostentatious.
btw the only modern convertible I've ever driven that I would consider difficult to drive is the Jeep Wrangler. what a PITA that car was on a day to day basis