Been bitten by the convertible bug, especially since a coworker just bought a similar SLK320 and loves it. Seems like a lot of car for the money and the trans / engine are stout. I know rust and electrical are an issue and I’m no stranger to regular maintenance on German cars. Anyone have any experience?

Edit to add: Boxster would be great, but they’re too pricy now. This isn’t a DD, I want to keep it around $5-6k if possible. Miata isn’t my thing. I’d love a MR2, but they’re hard to find around here in good condition and the engine bay intimidates me.