I own one, 2005. I haven't had any major things go wrong with it so far. Just a bad oil pressure sensor. I have 2 kids, my daughter is 4 and my son is a year old. My daughter loves ridiing in it, but i'll admit it is a pain to put my 1 year old in the back, I usually have to climb back there and buckle him in. I've kept my hardtop on ever since I bought (about a year), don't have the storage space right now to take it off, but it is fun to drive.
If you find one with no rust and a decent price, I would jump on it. They are hard to find.
Thanks for bringing this up, I haven't driven mine in about a week since I got a new daily driver, so I need to go out and drive it. :)