I'm loving it. We got it cuz my wife's car was going to need some xmission work($) and I hated the darn thing anyway. The 01's came with a matching hard top IF you ordered it as an option from BMW. My wife HATES convertibles almost as much as she hates to "tip" on a motorcycle. They are too noisy and she doesn't like the air blowing on her. Funny thing, the last 2 nights she has driven it home the top has been down. Hmmmmm.
In all fairness the only other convertible I have owned was a 1969 or 1970 Datsun SPL 311 roadster. It was noisy and the wind blasted you.
As far as the purple paint goes...... do you think there is enough purple paint in the world to cover the thing? LOL