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View Poll Results: Would you buy a convertible?
Yes, I would buy a convertible 30 13.45%
No, I would buy the coupe 193 86.55%
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:16 AM   #29
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No problem buying the car if it was only offered as a roadster.

But I like having a roof over my head.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:07 AM   #30
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Voted no. For our purposes, it needs a proper roof.



@White Shadow not even a tiny hint of this?

That's definitely nice and it has a folding hardtop, which is something that I'd need to consider a 'vert. I dunno, maybe I'd take a look at it, but I really just love the new Z4 with the ///M package on it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:15 AM   #31
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Too heavy for 200chp
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:40 AM   #32
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Only if it was a hardtop, and even then, maybe. I'd have to see how it looked first. For the most part, I really don't like the way convertibles look. I can only like it if it's a hard top. But, convertibles have a tendency to cost more, and if it had started out as one, I wouldn't own it now. Maybe later down the line.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:41 AM   #33
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Convertible, no. I would definitely be interested in targa top though.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:59 AM   #34
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If it were designed as a drop top from the start, then sure. But nothing ever good comes from cutting the roof off a sports car. The only benefit I can see is that if I wanted to make a track-only car based on the 86, this would let me build an open-topped racer like the Lotus 2-Eleven easier.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:50 PM   #35
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I dislike the look and performance of 'vertibles. Though the 12C Spider shown above is popular. Mclaren says some surprising stuff about its demand
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In fact, I can’t see any reason why you’d buy a coupé instead of one of these, and nor, it seems, can customers. At present 95 per cent of 12C orders are for Spiders, and although this will drop off after initial the interest has quietened down, McLaren still expects about 70-80 per cent of customers to go for the al fresco option. Lucky them.
The 12C was designed to be both a koopay and convertible from its creation. So no performance loss in the Spider.

Koopay all the way. However the more I learn about the Miata the more I like it. I'd get the Miata PRHT and never take take the top down.
Also I would get some sound dampening mods to reduce road noise.

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Old 11-25-2012, 03:16 PM   #36
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Here in Cali, I think a convertible would be just fine where the weather is really hot. And the only nice convertibles in my opinion are the ones that have a hard top and look regular when it's not open. Then there is the fact that they add like 6k to the price and take away alot of room.
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No way, totally defeats the purpose of the car's original intent and spirit. Plus, not sure the lines of the car would translate well as a convertible. My 2 cents...
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #38
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The M Roadster absolutely brings a proper sports car personality and the top goes up or down in under 10 seconds, but much as I love this car, I've kind of had enough of the downsides of convertibles so a convertible twin wouldn't even tempt me.
Seeing as you've done the convertible thing, can you elaborate on the downsides and how they effected the ownership experience? Asking both for the conversation and also because I am entering my first winter with a soft top.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #39
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i would not, however! my father currently has a 650i that he's about ready to trade in. trying to convince him to wait for the vert '86 (assuming it comes out any time soon)
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I dislike the look and performance of 'vertibles. Though the 12C Spider shown above is popular. Mclaren says some surprising stuff about its demand

The 12C was designed to be both a koopay and convertible from its creation. So no performance loss in the Spider.

Koopay all the way. However the more I learn about the Miata the more I like it. I'd get the Miata PRHT and never take take the top down.
Also I would get some sound dampening mods to reduce road noise.
Koopay? LOL, I think someone has been watching too much Top Gear. It's "coupe", although it sounds like "koopay" when they say it on Top Gear.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #41
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No way, totally defeats the purpose of the car's original intent and spirit. Plus, not sure the lines of the car would translate well as a convertible. My 2 cents...
i think convertibles add to the spirit not take away from it. the problem is that they take away from the statistics. im a little surprised how a forum for a car this slow can talk about how numbers dont matter and then hate on verts because they are at an objective disadvantage. how can you talk about the fee/spiritl of a car that doesnt exist? i guess living in socal distorts my perspective.
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I'd buy one...for my wife.
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