Re: le spider got it
I also got my white LE Spider today (finally!).
My biggest gripe is a new one. I've read the complaints about the original Spider silver dash which reflected sunight right in your eyes. Obviously that was fixed for the 08 MY. However, I drove a fair bit tonight with roof down and blue skies/sunlight and found the reflection from the silver bits of the steering wheel really annoying!!
Other than that, Blue&Me seems great - really impressed with the phone pairing etc. I won't try to plug in my various i/Pod/Phones - will just load a seperate 2GB USB drive with some tunes and leave that it the car.
Engine/power - even worse than I expected - totally gutless!
Handling - seems really good. Just wish I had another 100bhp so I could find out!
Ride - mixed. Really good on smooth surfaces, but yep - lots of scuttle shake on the rough stuff (that really should be taken care of by our oodles of road tax).
Looks - my previous convertible cost more than twice as much and got to 60 four seconds quicker, but NEVER got as many looks and comments as the Spider did in 10 minutes in the Tesco car park today!
Roof down - my previous convertible was a Merc SLK55 and although it didn't look as good as a Spider - I realised tonight (12 degrees) that the AirScarf (warm air blowing round your neck) is bl**dy brilliant!
If you really like driving roof down (which I do) that along justifies the SLK.
If you want people to look/coo/gaa though and don't mind dull performance and awful (teens!) mpg, the Spider rocks.