In the same boat. Owned two before, an 00 and an 02. 02 was better in most ways. Regretted selling the 02 plate. Price hasn't moved on them since I sold it 4 years ago, but there are not as many nice ones around. I would like another, as it's the best sounding, most 'together' car I've owned, and softly sprung relative to modern cars so can be used everyday, and handles predictably making it fun to steer on throttle from time to time. I will be back in the market for one soon, but will be very fussy and therefore either not find one or end up paying £15k+/
I follow the thread with interest, cheers.