Missing our Spider
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Ours has been good since we got it last September (11 plate - had 27k on the clock, now at 36k).
Really nice drive, but takes a bit of getting used to if you want to be first away from the lights! You need to learn to get turbo, gearing and torque in harmony and then it'll go like a rocket. Otherwise it'll stall or you end up Driving Miss Daisy at every start....
Changed oil at 31k, and had Fuchs tintofluid put in the gear box. Will continue to change engine oil every 10k and gearbox oil every 18 months. The M32 gearbox doesn't have a great reputation!
Tyres can be expensive (£200+ per corner unless you go budget eg Nankang or Accelera).
Main problem this car has is being misunderstood and compared unfavourably to 3 litre v6's!