Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Staunton, VA - USA
Read up on the Azure before you buy one. I say that because the early ones were problematic, particularly the top mechanism (if I'm recalling correctly). I do know that I've repeatedly read people who own or have owned them saying that there were a lot of "growing pains" related to this particular model.
If you are a fan of your Turbo R because of the "vrooom vrooom" aspects I very much doubt that the older cars will appeal to you as they are, by far, more sedate. I love my SYs because of what gets called their "waftability" and ultimate comfort. While the old saw that their power is "adequate" is definitely true, it's adequate to be a boulevardier or cruiser, not a performance vehicle.
As far as I'm concerned your current arrangement is a "best of both worlds" one. The late Eldorado convertibles are huge, quite powerful, and relatively few and far between. They certainly satisfy the need for sun and wind while wafting along in style and are great cars that are (relatively) easy to maintain. Then you've got the Q-ship that is the Turbo R for when you want to appear sedate but be able to be anything but if/when the mood and the roads to take advantage of that mood strike.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. ~ Niels Bohr