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Old 02-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #35
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i like it, i would actually debate on getting it, just to enjoy those long drives to the beach or for beautiful days. i am sure they would not let the feel of the car be compromised much.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:56 AM   #36
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hardtop > convertible... always
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I still can't understand why people like convertibles so much. Maybe after riding motorcycles so long I've had enough of the 'wind through your hair' fascination. They just don't seem practical/useful, I'd rather have a targa or sunroof.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #38
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It's not awful, but given how small the car is, I would have preferred a) they removed the rear seats and made it a proper roadster, b) Targa, or c) T-tops.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #39
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So we probably won't get this in the US? Unless they start changing their Scion philosophy to have multiple trims of the same car, which supposedly they don't to keep cost down. I don't dislike convertibles, but I think I'd prefer the coupe for the FR-S. There is just something about being in a closed in cockpit that makes me feel a little more connected to the car.
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I wonder what the final weight of the car would be. Adding even 100lbs to a car this light would have a dramatic impact on performance. Not to mention the loss in chassis rigidity. I've owned two convertibles, one e46 BMW and one 1996 Camaro SS and I will never own another one unless the car was originally designed to be a convertible from conception.

I can't think of a faster way to ruin the balance of a car than by cutting its top off.

That said... it really is pretty.

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Now I need to see it with the top up.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:51 AM   #42
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i like its looks but had enough of convertible when i had mitata. wind noise was killing me.
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I like it!

Comes with new wheels, too!
and they look big, like 18"+
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Looks like a Mitsubishi Eclipse. That is NOT a compliment.

The top is going to have to be electric. That involves complexity and weight. It needs to go somewhere when stowed. That means a tiny trunk. Convertible tops have a lifespan of about 7 years. What do you think it it will cost to replace? Dealer installed Miata tops in my neck of the woods run over $2000. DIY $5-800.

I have been a convertible fan all my life, however, I noted with the Mustang I drove that you pretty much have to sign a waiver before you put the top down. Not a spontaneous action like with the Miata or the MGBs. You need to know ahead of time that you will be putting the top down, that the drive will be long enough to justify the effort of reversing it on the other end and then you do the ritual. If they do a convertible, it will be just another feature in the long list of "almost got it right" features that plague the car.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:38 AM   #45
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So now we have an S2000 and Miata competition. The wheels are big and ugly though, but thats to be expected at an autoshow.....
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I think the s2000 is a better looking convertible.
The s2000 also cost twice as much.
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Nasty!! Any convertible derived from a coupe is never right.
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Wheels look to big for production.

Agreed, but lets hope we're wrong, that size looks great.
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Yeah the only hope of this having been cool was if they made a 2 seat roadster, now that it is clearly a cabriolet I've lost all interest.
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Roll bars

I would want roll bars. If you roll it you're dead.
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