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Old 01-12-2020, 08:05 AM
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I have a beautiful BMW 228i Convertible.
One thought...these cars are low to the ground. If you have back issues you will need to reconsider. Never have the top up - in The Villages, it’s topless!!
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:43 AM
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I've had Camaros, Corvettes and many streetrod convertibles but the most fun was our Wranglers with the top and doors off.
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:56 AM
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350Z or 370Z - lots out there with low mileage (My ‘06 had less than 20k miles on it), amazing power & fun to drive!!!
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:24 AM
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If you have $70K and can pick yourself up off of the ground....my recommendation is 2020 corvette all day long.

But that jeep idea is a good one
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I have a mint 560sl Mercedes 1979 with 83000 miles I no longer drive looking for A good owner - let me know if you are interested 352-205-6220
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:47 AM
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I have a Corvette convertible with a 6 speed manual, love it. Also the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky are fun cars.
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Have owned over 25 cars in my lifetime that included many sports cars from a Fiat 850 and Sunbeam Alpine to a Jaguar XKE and 2 Vettes (84 & 96) but the best, most fun to drive and super comfortable was my 2007 MB SL550 and my current 2015 MB SL400. The only reason I traded in the 07 for the 15 was to get a “blind spot monitor” which has proved to be a lifesaver on more than one occasion. The blend of handling, acceleration and pure luxury in a SL is hard to beat. Have to buy smart and get a low mileage used one however as the sticker prices are insane. I have found the sweet spot is 3 years old with under 50K miles and a few months left on the 4 year warranty. I bought a three year old “certified” 2007 from a MB dealer and paid top dollar, bought an extended warranty (which I never had to use) and put 20k on it with no problems.

Bought my 2015 which was also three yrs old with almost 1 year warranty left from a local reputable used car dealer with a “no hassle” pricing policy rather than a dealership and saved a ton. Thus far the 15 has had a leak in the hydraulic top that was covered by warranty but no other problems. Have driven it twice down to Miami in the last two years and was amazed at the seat comfort for a 10 hour drive. My SL’s have been the absolute best cars I have ever had the pleasure of driving this side of a Ferrari!

Oh yeah, there are a few downsides to owning a SL like when periodically replacing the windshield wipers or cabin air filter ... they are both around $200+. LOL

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Old 01-12-2020, 10:36 AM
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SLK 350 Mercedes hardtop convertible fun car to drive. Buy one three to six years old with 30,000 miles or less. This type of car usually isn’t driven that much. Good luck. Oh, there is a great Mercedes Benz club here in The Villages. Good luck finding what you want.
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I have a mint 560sl Mercedes 1979 with 83000 miles I no longer drive looking for A good owner - let me know if you are interested 352-205-6220
Just curious as in 1979 MB only made 450sl’s in USA. Did your 560sl come from Europe?
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:53 AM
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I had a Saab 2.8 V6 turbo. A real wolf in sheeps clothing. Fabulous car.
Only changed it, when both wife and I started to find it too low to get in and out of.
Now drive 3Lt.Volvo XC60 Lux. Lovely car, but nowhere near as much fun!
Nearly forgot to add. Try a Caterham. They are a whole lot of fun!

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A Ferrari
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Try an Audi A5 Cabriolet. Fun fun fun especially with Quattro all wheel drive. Mileage over 30mpg, large trunk and split fold down rear seats large enough for 2 adults. I put over 165,000 miles on mine in Massachusetts and then drove it to TV. Just change the oil every 10k miles.
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My pick would be a Mercedes slk. Especially a 6 sp manual. I've had vettes and a porche and the slk would eat them up from 80 to 100. Fast excellent handling and great looking. If more versitality is needed I second the Jeep Wrangler 2 door. Had mine 14 years and miss it every day.
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Try the number sports car sold in the world. The MX5 Miata. All years have fantastic handling and are very economical to buy as well as just flat out fun and affordable.The Villages has a Miata club with about 250 members and travel all over. I've owned one for 21 years.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:28 PM
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Dang. You are making me miss my early TR4 and my Jeep Commando. I miss them, but Katrina didn't.
I was gonna mention my 1972 TR6. It used to pay for our foreign car mechanic to go to Aruba every year. But I loved it.


Right now my friend bought a used fire-engine red Mercedes hard top convertible. Neat looking car and fun to ride in but not to get into or out of.
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