I have had a red 2.2 JTS Spider for just over 3 months and use it as my daily driver for work.
Much more practical than I was expecting. Dry (despite biblical weather), warm and comfortable with a big boot. Has been faultless in operation (07 with 33,000 miles, now 37 something). Weather has been wet but mild and I have the roof off whenever it doesn't rain and the hood is perfect. So quiet and easy with roof off even at three figure speeds and the heater is shoe meltingly good. My last convertible was a road legal but race prepared Sylva (like a Caterham but even smaller) and so the roof off practicality is an unexpected bonus.
Handling is ok and not worthy of the slagging it gets. Grip is high and cornering reasonably flat given the suppleness of the suspension (my last car was a Panda 100HP that had no suspension at all) but cornering not particularly adjustable but improves a lot if you switch the traction control/stabilty stuff off. Brakes are fantastic, full of feel and a lovely platform for heel and toe and the combination of brakes, engine and gearbox make for a rewarding drive. Not fast off the line but the way it sweeps past 100 means perfectly fast enough for the real world once rolling.
So really very pleased (it was my wife's choice, I was going to get an Elise) and it has to be said that it looks fabulous and is a lovely thing to travel in But!
The thing I was expecting was a good engine having had Alfas in the past. Torquey and smooth but too linear, never takes off and never gets angry. You don't end up thrashing it just for the hell of it. Too quiet as well, even though the noise it does make is pleasingly cultured after all the the thrash bangers I have caned over the years. I might get some of it rectified with exhaust, air box and remap etc but pricey and with the ludicrous 21mpg I am getting how long can I keep it? god knows what a V6 must do. 21mpg should be the preserve of properly rapid cars that make volcanic noises, not just reasonably paced 4 cylinder tourers!
Nice car to have however and I will continue to enjoy it for however long I keep it.