The rebuild has
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: United Kingdom
On the hood front; it's easy to get a power hood up and down manually...just switch the car off, this will release all the tension in the hydraulics
Now that the spider is older, if you are thinking of getting one just factor in the cost of having all the bushes in the suspension changed. The car handles like a dog once they wear.
On the whole though, I've run the spider as my daily driver and as a second car and it's reliable, fun and now a rare sight on UK roads. Nothing will quite prepare you for the wee boy crossing the road who's never seen one before and points to it like its a £200,000 Ferrari!