Excellent car for anything; expensive to own
By J on Thursday, April 05, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Fun to drive, sleeper, practical, comfortable"
Cons: "Expensive to own, no exotic looks"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Drives like a dream, plenty quick, handles well, doesn't attract any attention at all, and very comfortable inside. Reliability is not too bad for a Euro car, but be aware when buying that this is a very low production volume car, and European as well, so parts will be expensive and most jobs are not possible in your driveway unless you are a pro mechanic and already have experience working on this car. If you're buying, buy one in very good condition and with a thorough service history - buying a cheap one will land you in a position I have seen MANY times - with a car that's broken and undriveable in just a few months, and stuck with either selling a dead car or paying $5k-$10k to get it back on the road. Also, unless you are a Euro mechanic, strongly consider the $3k-$4k for an extended warranty, as it will pay itself back quickly.
Don't buy one with high mileage and/or without a thorough service history, as they are expensive to maintain and some owners do not take head of this fact. Also, when in doubt, find a dealership you can trust; some parts of this car are too complicated for even a good Euro shop to work on.
Overall, if you can afford to buy a nice one and can afford to maintain it (remember, this is a $50,000 German luxury sports car), then by all means BUY IT! You won't see many on the road or for sale. As long as you're not looking for the boy racer flare of a red Corvette, this car will do everything you want (including keep up with that Corvette)."
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