Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Why not a 3-series convertible? You can probably get a swinging deal on a special-order 335i with manual (or a 335is w/DCT if that's your thing) if they're still available. With the N55 single turbo engine, reliability has been better from the 2011 model year on than the twin turbo N54 engine (although 335is still has it).
I really like my 335i E90 sedan as a daily driver and for fun when the Lotus is not going to work due to passengers or stuff. The convertible has the folding hardtop, but is a true four-seater, unlike the two sports cars in your motor pool.
'05 Lotus Elise (Arctic Silver) Sport, HT, Stage II, Odyssey PC925, Cup 240r Wheels
'11 BMW 335i (Alpine White) M-Sport, Premium, Heated Seats, HK, Ipod adaptor, Performance Power Kit - Euro Delivery 5/11/2011 - daily driver
'87 Nissan Pickup (Burgandy) King Cab, 90k miles - used for hauling stuff
'13 Audi A3 TDI (Ibis White) Cold Weather Package, Bluetooth - Wife's car - Delivery 9/12