Hi from a new Spider owner in Cardiff
I've just bought myself a 1999 blue hooded metallic zoe yellow Spider with 58,000 on the clock. The car has been very well looked after and is near perfect (one - yes, one - stone chip to passenger door!). As always, there are are a couple of issues that I will have to address (window and hood alignment and a slight repair to the hood cover where the ends of the 5th arc have been rubbing the paintwork - I'll post a question on the Spider technical forum about this later with some photos).
My 12 year old son was on the drive when I got home with the car after a spin yesterday and I wish I could have taken a picture of his grin when I put the hood up - ear to ear teeth!
I found this site a really useful source of information when I was looking for a Spider, so thank you all very much for a very useful resource.