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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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Old 02-19-2013, 10:55 PM   #19
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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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Old 02-19-2013, 10:59 PM   #20
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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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Old 02-19-2013, 11:12 PM   #21
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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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Old 02-20-2013, 08:58 AM   #24
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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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Old 02-20-2013, 10:03 AM   #26
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Retractable hardtop only. Best of both worlds, who needs a trunk when one has a sport car?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:05 AM   #27
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They will use the same material and it will most likely have a separate cover.

I would love to see a hard top vert but I doubt they would make one. They didn't have great success with the XLR and G6 sales wise (even though the reasons had little to do with the top) and they are an expensive option that adds weight. Even though they are moving to a lighter platform I see them sticking to the cloth top. Especially if the Mustang still has a cloth top.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:11 AM   #28
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seems like the general consensus is

a) Do you think the convertible will be the same material
Yes

b) Do you think they will still have a separate tonneau cover?
Yes

c) Would you consider a hard top convertible? (if it were made)
Yes and No
Yes- I would love the best of both worlds and weight doesn't bother me...who needs a trunk?!
No- I like the cloth look and my trunk space. I just wish they would fix that damn tonneau cover or get rid of it.

Sound about right?
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:21 AM   #29
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seems like the general consensus is

a) Do you think the convertible will be the same material
Yes

b) Do you think they will still have a separate tonneau cover?
Yes

c) Would you consider a hard top convertible? (if it were made)
Yes and No
Yes- I would love the best of both worlds and weight doesn't bother me...who needs a trunk?!
No- I like the cloth look and my trunk space. I just wish they would fix that damn tonneau cover or get rid of it.
Sound about right?
What do you mean fix the tonneau cover? No problems with mine to be fixed.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #30
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What do you mean fix the tonneau cover? No problems with mine to be fixed.
by fix i mean make it part of of the car: i.e. corvette or implement it somehow where it isn't a "separate piece"
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #31
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by fix i mean make it part of of the car: i.e. corvette or implement it somehow where it isn't a "separate piece"
They could make it like the Saturn Sky was. The trunk lid opens to the rear and the top folds up under the entire deck lid. But then it would make the mechanism even more complicated if its to be powered, and it would completely alter the roofline with the top up. At least ours has the same general shape as the coupe.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #32
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They could make it like the Saturn Sky was. The trunk lid opens to the rear and the top folds up under the entire deck lid. But then it would make the mechanism even more complicated if its to be powered, and it would completely alter the roofline with the top up. At least ours has the same general shape as the coupe.
This is how my Lexus was and I loved that system. Looks entirely seamless with the top up or down.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #33
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Will GM replace the early ones with the clips or add the bungee cords to them ?
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:48 AM   #34
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Will GM replace the early ones with the clips or add the bungee cords to them ?
You didn't hear this from me but I heard someone say if it gets damaged and you tell them it came off while driving they will replace it with the new design.... But the damage has to look like it hit the road and skidded at 60 MPH.....
But again you didn't hear that from me....
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