I want something fun that doesn’t weigh 9,000 pounds. My daily driver is a 2500 Chevy Duramax–which I love–but I would like something to run errands and take the occasional road trip in. We live in the Pac NW and I would prefer something with AWD but this isn’t deal breaker because I already have the truck for really bad weather.
I also don’t want to break the bank on a third car. I’ve been looking for a low mileage b6/b7 2004-2007 Audi S4 convertible, but I am having trouble finding the perfect one with the right colors, low miles, service history, etc., and having owned an S4 in the past I know maintenance costs on them can really suck.
The closest local car I’ve found is an 05 with 50k miles, black exterior with red leather seats. I can’t decide if I love the black-on-red look or if it looks like a cheap southern whore house. My preference is for all black or some black-and-silver combo, maybe even white exterior and black seats. Thoughts on red seats?
Any other cars? I need a back seat even if it is small because I have a six-year old who doesn’t want to be left out. My wife likes the Mini Cooper S and pretty much any Beemer, but the Audi is what I’m leaning towards. Maybe a 2002-2005 M3, but I’m not sure I want the attitude that goes with an M3 even though I know they are awesome cars. Also, if I’m going to suck up German maintenance costs, it might as well have a V-8 and AWD, i.e., the Audi.
I’d consider American but I’m not a big fan of the interiors of the American cars in my price range.
Feel free to chime in on all things 4-seat convertible. I’ll probably end up with an Audi regardless, but I’m bored and I figure some convertible talk this time of year might ease the winter blues.