Convertibles Ratings

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    2003 Audi A4 - 3.0 (M6) quattro Sedan

    Pros: Performance and Quattro

    Cons: Poor visabity through the rear window

    Advice: Turbo is fun but the V6 is my choice. Shop around

    I took two separate, extended test drives. I was so impressed that in January, I plan to buy the 2003 Audi A4. The 3.0 V6 with the 6 speed makes it a genuine pocket rocket. I like the other cars I tested but I feel that the A4 or the A6 are the the best bargains in their class. I want the 17 in. wheels but I am not sure about the sports suspension. It seems perfect as is. I hope this car stays a secret to keep the sales folks humble and hungry.

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    2003 Chevrolet Corvette - Z06 Hardtop Coupe

    Pros: everything

    Cons: cupholder

    Advice: dont miss out

    the best possible buy for the buck awesome vechicle

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    2003 Volkswagen New Beetle - GL T (M5) Hatchback

    Pros: the body style

    Cons: full of problems

    Advice: if you really want a Bug, buy a new one and get a max warranty

    I bought a used 98 Bug, black paint black interior, and the first month or so was great. Now, however, the relationship has soured quite a bit. 1) computer problem caused the engine fan to run all the time, which killed the battery...this took 2 weeks to fix 2) driver's side window shattered inside the door panel, took a month to get fixed 3) latch on glove box is broken (not due to any kind of abuse) so now I can't use it 4) headlamps cost roughly 50 bucks to replace 5) some issue with 02 sensor causes the engine light to come on...then off...then on 6) car makes strange noises from both the inside and out

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    2003 BMW Z4 - 2.5i (M5)

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Power seats and roof not standard and expensive $2900

    Advice: Try it you'll really be impressed

    Handles real well, much improved from Z3 as far as power and trunk space. Thought Z4 much better ride than Honda S2000. While new styling has been criticized, I think the car looks great.

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    2003 Audi A4 - T (A5) quattro Sedan

    Pros: Appearance

    Cons: Reliability

    Advice: Performance

    First impression with this car are great. The dual climate control works great and the heated seats are amazing. The technical features of this car are outstanding and the fit and finish is near the top of the entry luxury class. I have had however multiple mechanical failures over the course of a year with this vehicle. The warranty is great all repairs were covered but consider the reliability and convience of dealership before purchase. Overall I still love this car but it has been a lot of hassel mechanically. Not sure how reliable these are in general but its something to consider.

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    2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder - GS

    Pros: the fact that its a convertible

    Cons: you kinda get squished in the back seat

    Advice: GET IT!!!

    this car is the BEST!! the ride is smooth and the sound system is great. it is probably one of the best looking cars out there. i have not had any problems with it so far. I LOVE THIS CAR!!! YOU SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER GETTING ONE!!! you wont regret it

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    2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Base

    Pros: Retractable Hardtop

    Cons: The doors are very long!

    Advice: Buy it! In comparison with the competition it definitely gives the most car for the buck.

    This is an amazingly fun car to drive. Mercedes knew exactly what they were doing when they designed this car, it has all the right elements of a roadster (especially if you get the V6 or AMG). I have had many other roadsters, and this is by far the best one yet. And with the built-in hardtop you have both a coupe and covertible, all in one car. If you have ever owned a sports car this is something that you always had to decide between. This is a great car, I will be keeping this one for a while!