It was inevitable. One of us-- Peter, rchen, me-- was going to go down to Buggy Bank and test drive that 500E that's been sitting on the lot for a while. It was originally listed at $9,950. Last week, it went down to $8,950. With some skillful negotiating, I think you can get it down to $7,500, which is a steal.
rchen drove it today and has these thoughts to share.
+ Feels insanely rock-solid, no rattles like E34 M5
+ Feels like a powerful highway cruiser for all-day drives
+ Very very clean interior. No dash cracks, perfect seats
+ Rear suspension feels fine, but I can't tell
- Cosmetic issues: Fading roof paint, dangling headliner
- In-op drivers window
- Pokey on Berkeley city streets, like E34 M5
The first half of this video features the 500E. Shatner owned one, and so should you!