here's my take (996 cabrio driver in Germany)
The BMW Z3 and Z4 are great looking cars, real retro/nuevo looking
roadsters. I like 'em plenty. If I had a bunch of cash and a twenty car
garage I'd one one of both.
I really don't give a rat's ass about track times, etc.
The other day I was picking my son up from school, and there's this Mercedes
Benz, concours, 190 SL cabrio parked in front of me. Wow! Silver paint,
lipstick red interior, and a bakelite white steering-wheel. Hello! Sexy! At
least as sexy/hot as an E-Type Jaguar of the same vintage. Lots of chrome
trim and chrome bumpers that actually did their job back before *park
So, for me, it's not about class, track times, top speed. It's style plus
performance. We own a 996 because my good wife always wanted a Porsche
cabriolet, and we find ourselves at that point in life where we can afford
one as a garage queen.