The car we're talking about here is an outstandingly beautiful example of how nice these cars were when new--not some bogus claim about how "bad" your girlfriend's car was. There is no way that she was able to buy an identical 2006 car, from a dealer for $17k and you well know it. The only "DISASTER" here is clowns like you continuing to bad mouth these cars on this forum--and then wondering just why they dont hold their value. As usual, you know the price of everything and appreciate the value of nothing.that car is a DISASTER waiting to happen. My co-worker had the same model - in one year of daily driving she incurred $20,000 in expenses (list is too long to post) - IMO get rid of it now before it's too late! those cars are barely worth $12-15k. She paid $17k and thought she had a "good deal" until the maserati dealership bills totaled more than the car in 13m!!!!
It looks like you've been a lurker here for many years and my guess is that you helped her buy the car and feel somehow responsible because YOU didnt tell her to get a PPI--or maybe you "advised" her not to, so she could have just enough money to buy it--rather than the Honda Accord or Jetta that she should have bought instead.
IF she was somehow able to get a 2006 Spyder for $17K and had to put $20k into it, she's still way ahead of the game, but you and I KNOW that your story's not true
These cars never were intended for everybody and if you dont maintain them properly, they can bite you.
The gorgeous red car here is a total winner and would be my first choice if I didnt already own an Anniversary Spyder.
Nevertheless bad mouthing these cars on this forum is totally unnecessary, unwanted and uncalled for.
We're here to share information so knock this crap off.