I've been doing some thinking about this lately. I ordered my 05' C230k sport sedan and should take delivery end of march. but for awhile now, i've really wanted a convertible. so instead of picking up the C, i've been thinking about picking up a used SL500 or CLK430 vert. what do u guys think about that? i'd love to get a new SL500 or Porsche 4S vert but an investment i've just gotten into has locked up alot of money for the next 12 months. beginning this winter, i'll be working about 4 or 5 months down in florida out of my house in royal palm beach and the rest of the year here in NY so i'd be able to use the droptop pretty much all year round.