So what are the drawbacks/tradeoffs of an M3 vert? Having a smaller trunk would be the biggest draw back to my vert.
Do they develop squeaks and rattles and cowl shake? My vert is an 02 and doesn't squeak at all, and the color and quality of the soft top is in very good condition for being almost 13 years old.
Is the windscreen well designed for top down highway driving? Yes.
Is the top well designed and reliable? Only time I ever had problems with my top was when I didn't realize the lever in the trunk wasn't in the right position.
What's it like to drive with the top *up?*
One of the biggest things I noticed when I first got the car was, when it rains it sounds awesome. The chicks also really dig the car.