Originally Posted by oldiebutnewbie
I want a convertible coupe that isn't an extreme gas hog. I love the looks and feel of the Z3, but don't think they're as well made. Also found a good deal on a 328iC.
Thanks for the further information. In light of that, I change my opinion to: buy the 380SL.
You cannot put a lot of faith in the CarFax reports. I bought a used M-B with a clean one, and it turned out to have been in an accident involving the front end. Joe Blow's body, or repair, shop does not report to CarFax.
From what I have heard, DO NOT buy a BMW - they are junk. Believe me, they are NOT as well made or engineered. I think the other german cars, and Audi comes to mind, are much better, but still not a match for a Benz. VW Passats are not a bad vehicle either, from what I have been told. Porsches are fun, but be prepared to pay $$$ up front, and $$$$ to maintain them.
Good Luck with whatever you buy,