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Which convertable

I'm thinking it's about time for a new to me car. I ended up with the wife's Boxster the last few years and it's been a good car. But not one I would have chosen myself.

I want a convertable, and prefer to spend less than say 30k, I drive around 4000 miles a year. It's just a airport, golf club, around town car.

I'm thinking Jaguar, BMW, or Mercedes.

Any recommendations or models I should stay away from? Any others.

I'm in no hurry, just wanting to start looking and researching so I can pull he trigger in the next year or so.
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What other characteristics are you looking for. Since you don't seem to be a fan of the boxster, I'm guessing your wouldn't also like a miata. If you aren't interested in those, then I'm guessing you don't really want a sports car, but since you mention the other 3, I'm guessing you want a basic car that might be slightly sporty or sportish. More space for golf clubs and luggage?

Mustang? Camaro?
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Having previously owned a Boxster and currently own a Miata both are solo cars for going golfing and the latter cannot accomodate a large suitcase.

A 911 at least has back seat for extra baggage. Not sure about golf clubs.

A 3 series BMW is a thought but you likely would need deeper pockets than a Mustang or a Camaro.
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Not a Euro car, but I've always been impressed with the way the Honda S2000 looks... and it seems that a new version is out for this model year - 2017 Honda S2000 Price Specs Release Date Type R
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The new Fiat 124 Spyder Abarth in white looks good to me.
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Used or new? A couple of us here really like our r129 Mercedes convertibles as luxo cruisers, but they're older now, and require some upkeep. Still, I'm in a 12 cyl car for well under 10k.
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I'd like something that I could at least put a set of clubs in the trunk or back seat. No Miata or mustang.
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Something like this
https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/cto/6185408577.html
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Or this.
https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/cto/6195103388.html
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Or a sl Mercedes.

I'm thinking in my price range I'm looking at 10 year or so old cars.
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If those are catching your eye, a coworker has a Solara, she actually uses it to tow a canoe/kayak trailer

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The new Fiat 124 Spyder Abarth in white looks good to me.
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Fiat 124 Spider- Abarth Edition - Carzreviewz
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Looks nice. I haven't seen one befor.
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If those are catching your eye, a coworker has a Solara, she actually uses it to tow a canoe/kayak trailer

Toyota Camry Solara SLE Convertible - Short Take Road Test - Car Reviews - Car and Driver
I'm sure it's a good car, but not really what I'm looking for. Im looking for something that I may keep for 10 years or more. Mainly for short trips. I haven't put 12k on the Boxster in the last 3 years.

I don't want a corvette or mustang, just a luxury convertable, that looks sporty.

I've always wanted a jag, but have always been worried about the maintenance. I've never had a BMW either. The wife had a Mercedes 300D that she put 250k on was a great car. I've had several 911s, but not sure I want a convertable one in my price range.
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Or maybe something like this e class Mercedes.

https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/ctd/6199064018.html
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I'd look for a E36, M3 version. I have a '99 M3 coupe, and I love it.
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Looks nice. I haven't seen one befor.
A friend bought one, we tease him about his Italian miata, about the same size and looks a lot like one in person.
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