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Old 02-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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New and Improved Convertible?

3 questions:

a) Do you think the convertible will be the same material
b) Do you think they will still have a separate tonneau cover?
c) Would you consider a hard top convertible? (if it were made)
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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a) yes
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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a) yes
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
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I'd buy a hardtop over a coupe.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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More than anything I want a built-in hard-cover that makes the car look like it was made to have the top down! (like the corvette)
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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More than anything I want a built-in hard-cover that makes the car look like it was made to have the top down! (like the corvette)

^^^^^ THIS



IMO WTH is the point of having a convertible if you have to get out and put a cover over the top.


personally I don't unless I am going on a long trip, IMO I should be able to drop top from start point and raise top at end point with any excess work.


a power hard top COVER is what these cars should have had..
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:56 AM   #7
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I would not consider a convertible unless it was a hardtop. I would LOVE to see a hardtop option on the next gen. One reason is it just doesn't look good to me to have, say, a red car, and then a black/cloth top on it. The hardtop would allow you to carry the color throughout.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:26 PM   #8
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^^^^^ THIS



IMO WTH is the point of having a convertible if you have to get out and put a cover over the top.


personally I don't unless I am going on a long trip, IMO I should be able to drop top from start point and raise top at end point with any excess work.


a power hard top COVER is what these cars should have had..
I actually used my tonneau cover for the first month I had the car, and then it blew off on the highway.
I haven't used it since.

And I don't like the whole exposed internals look. If they give us a proper power hard cover like the corvette has I will definitely buy a gen6 convertible.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:49 PM   #9
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I would not consider a convertible unless it was a hardtop. I would LOVE to see a hardtop option on the next gen. One reason is it just doesn't look good to me to have, say, a red car, and then a black/cloth top on it. The hardtop would allow you to carry the color throughout.
I am exact opposite. I would not buy a hardtop convertible. I want a convertible to look like a convertible not a coupe. I also like the color contrast...because we all know the black hoods on the 1LE look horrible.

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Yes
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I would not consider a convertible unless it was a hardtop. I would LOVE to see a hardtop option on the next gen. One reason is it just doesn't look good to me to have, say, a red car, and then a black/cloth top on it. The hardtop would allow you to carry the color throughout.
I guess you think mine does not look good then :(
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:00 PM   #11
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I guess you think mine does not look good then :(
Some of us aren't fans of the convertible. I'm not personally, but would be interested in a hardtop. Not knocking your ride but just how I feel.

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:09 PM   #12
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Some of us aren't fans of the convertible. I'm not personally, but would be interested in a hardtop.
You do realize how much more weight a hardtop would add.... Plus it would probably take up every bit of trunk space when down instead of just half like a cloth top...
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You do realize how much more weight a hardtop would add.... Plus it would probably take up every bit of trunk space when down instead of just half like a cloth top...
You are right...the convertible weighs enough as it is. I looked a 3 series BMW last year and with the top down there was very little trunk space.
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Black car + black ragtop + built in black power hard-top = top down perfection

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You are right...the convertible weighs enough as it is. I looked a 3 series BMW last year and with the top down there was very little trunk space.
When my wife and I went to pick ours up last June we drove home most of the way with the top down, about 600 miles. We had a weeks worth of clothes and her hair dryer in the trunk. We had no problem with space... But then we had a lot of experience packing a small trunk when we would take trips in our Saturn Sky.. Talk about no trunk space......
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You do realize how much more weight a hardtop would add.... Plus it would probably take up every bit of trunk space when down instead of just half like a cloth top...
Weight isn't an issue for me if it was I'd own a lighter vehicle, 5th Gens have some weight issues to begin with. Camaro with a hardtop would be visually more appealing to me then a convertible.
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I would not consider a convertible unless it was a hardtop. I would LOVE to see a hardtop option on the next gen. One reason is it just doesn't look good to me to have, say, a red car, and then a black/cloth top on it. The hardtop would allow you to carry the color throughout.
Good point & one I can support !
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:28 PM   #18
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The camaro needs a white top option. I had a red '64 impala conv. and a dark blue one- both came with white tops- striking color contrast!
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looks were not the problem with the 1st run verts it was function... something I think GM finally got a handle on... not sure if i'd ever own one again

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I guess you think mine does not look good then :(
Don't mean to say it looks "bad" - I guess what I mean is it wouldn't be my first choice. While your car does look good, I'm not a fan of the two tone look and wouldn't consider it without a hardtop.

Previously I owned a Lexus SC430 which was a hardtop convertible. Loved having the hardtop, and the lack of trunk space with a hardtop is counteracted by the "back seat" if a bag didn't fit in my trunk, it fit there instead. I assume that 99% of the time, we don't have people in the back seat anyways so it would be rare that storage space actually would be an issue
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Don't mean to say it looks "bad" - I guess what I mean is it wouldn't be my first choice. While your car does look good, I'm not a fan of the two tone look and wouldn't consider it without a hardtop.

Previously I owned a Lexus SC430 which was a hardtop convertible. Loved having the hardtop, and the lack of trunk space with a hardtop is counteracted by the "back seat" if a bag didn't fit in my trunk, it fit there instead. I assume that 99% of the time, we don't have people in the back seat anyways so it would be rare that storage space actually would be an issue
I understand what your saying but prefer the trunk if at all possible.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:50 AM   #22
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1. Yes.
2. No. I don't use one. I just put the top up when I park somewhere.
3. Maybe. Depends on how it looks. Most of the hardtops I've seen are ugly as crap.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #23
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YUCK. As you see, cloth tops are dead sexy both top up and top down.

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To the OP.
A yes
B yes
C no, for the reasons I stated earlier...

I usually use my Tonneau cover when I am going to be driving on the interstate with the top down or going to be out most of the day. I think the flapping is harder on the top, it's not that hard to put on and take off. No more than a minute. The newer style won't fly off like the early ones did. If you have the one with bungee cords instead of the plastic clips you will be ok....just remember you either have to order the tonneau separately if you get a 1LT or 1SS,or get a 2LT or 2SS to have it included.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:04 AM   #25
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I need my trunk! I use my car to run errands and shuttle my kids to and from school. With the top down, of course.
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