Last year I bought my wife this for our 15th wedding anniversary.
In that year, it's done about 500 miles. She's just not got time to use it and hates it sitting on the drive, and I actually love driving it but sadly am about 6 inches too tall. So we're going to move it on and buy something we both can drive (well let's be honest, it's me really). Mainly 30 miles to Cheltenham and to the local pub and anywhere we're not taking teenage kids and dog.
I can't get much past an MX-5. I know it's all a bit hairdresser but I've almost no dignity left anyway Or a Honda S2000. Budget is 5-6k. This is not going to buy me a Jag XK sadly!
So we want something a bit bigger but not big, fast-ish without being nuts, reliable, not going to fall apart/rust if left outside and, enough space in the boot for something other than a small bag of grapes.
Anything else to consider?