I can see why you are considering it, I kind of like it but I think it will really date. My friend bought a Mercedes CLK in blue quartz (remember that lilac-y colour about 10 years ago?), it was lovely at the time but she took a big hit selling it. Classic colours, whilst a wee bit dull at times, stand the test of time. It kind of reminds me of the fab old Crapri too. I used to love the Capri, reminds me of carefree Friday nights watching bees-knees The Professionals. My bestest friends big sister had a 2.8 i and she was just so glam to us spotty little teens. She sold it and bought a XR2 with pepperpot wheels. So naff in retrospect but at the time too cool for school!