'00 was the first year for US distribution, available '99 in Europe. '01 got the facelifted angel eyes, wider nav screen, newer steering wheel, newer tail lights and availability of front and rear PDC. Extended leather interior renamed as Luxury IIRC.Emmasis said:Buy as new as you can afford, You may want to stay away from '01 (The first year of production) I have an '02 and have had the bearing recall done and have had no problems. There are a few differences year to year, but if the car has had the recall done I wouldn't be concerned.
The '02 has more "Rasp" than the newer ones, the '03 has the led tail lights and the shark fin.
It depends on how much you are looking to spend. I highly suggest the Maintenance package from the dealer if you get one!