In Reply to: Torn btwn coupe and roadster posted by Skip on March 31, 1999 at 15:17:16:
: I guess all I have to do is ask myself, what I intend to use the car for, and where. But it is not that easy.I love the coupes styling and M's performance, but I live in Florida and wife wants convertable, frankly I do too. But, the esthetics of this M coupe...wow!
: Anybody please offer pro's and cons from your thoughts and experiences. Wife can be swayed. Thanks
Have you ever owned another convertible? If not, I say get the roadster. With the weather in Florida, you'll truly enjoy the "ultimate tanning machine". Also, keep in mind that the sunroof in the coupe does not slide back--it just flips up at the back.
If you don't care about the experience of owning your first convertible ever, or if you are planning on racing the car or taking it to driving schools, then go with the coupe. It has much less chassis flex than the roadster and its roof will get you in driving schools that won't let the roadster in.
Either decision you make, you won't be disappointed.