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Old 04-18-2018, 08:35 PM   #29
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I would consider one. But I do like the look of the fabric top on my black car.
Money is not as big a concern as function. If it worked good and was quieter than the fabric top I would probably do it. Don’t get me wrong the fabric top is pretty quite but I do get some wind noise above 70-80. Security isn’t a big issue but of course mine hasn’t been cut up yet. Just knowing that the hard top couldn’t be cut open would be a plus. I would most definitely like to see one.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:30 AM   #30
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I had a Lexus IS 300 C hard top convertible. That car squeaked and creaked constantly. The dealer never could get rid of the rattles. It became my first and last Lexus. What a contrast with the 2018 SS Vert I drive now. That car is amazingly quiet and a joy to drive.
My wife has had a Lexus SC430 for going on 7 years now. The exact opposite. That car is tomb quiet with the top up. My car is MUCH louder than hers, which I don't care about.

We've been looking at a replacement car for her, and they all have been noticably quieter than the Camaro. Audi A5/S5, BMW 4series, Audi TT, etc.
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:52 AM   #31
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I’m personally in love with the look of the top down, but I think the canvas just kills it... plus the wind noise is insane !
I actually thought it was surprisingly quiet inside my car. maybe I'm not doing something right

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my last car right outside my house parked I had it spray painted, tires flattened, windows shot out, back end hit and run WTH people are just a bunch of A-Holes.
You live in the wrong place. You should tour the country sometime. There's lots of places out here that nobody cares about that have courteous polite people everywhere that help each other out and respect others property. I bet I could leave my top down, the keys in my ignition and have it running for a day sitting on main street and nobody would mess with it. I'd probably get a dozen people walk into my office and inform me that I accidentally left my car running and they would be concerned about it burning up all the gas in the tank. You can come and visit but it sounds like you need to leave all your neighbors home
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:40 PM   #32
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:50 PM   #33
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Had a 2005 Cadillac XLR, hardtop convertible. Really liked the hard top, no special cleaning needs, was quiet, leak free. As already mentioned, two panel design made trunk almost useless when the top was down. Mr preference would be to make a removable panel like the new Corvettes, best of all worlds, lightweight and stowable.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:53 AM   #34
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i'm suprised people with convertibles don't get the tops cut up at least once a month.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:27 PM   #35
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But won't that suck up even more trunk space when it's down than a cloth top?
this is my issue...I"d buy either hard or soft...if you keep the car a long time you eventually have to replace soft tops, so in the long run a hard top that costs $4k more up front is no more expensive.

I've had convertibles for 20 years, a new top costs $4k + and lasts 7 to 10 years.
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Old 04-20-2018, 02:06 PM   #36
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A well cared for soft top will last 20+ years. One on a car driven every day and parked outside all the time should go 15 yrs.
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:14 AM   #37
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A well cared for soft top will last 20+ years. One on a car driven every day and parked outside all the time should go 15 yrs.
Agree. Our 2003 BMW Z4 was 15 and spent most of the time parked outside and would have lasted a couple more years but we sold it. My friend has a 2003 Z4 as well and the top still looks new as he parks it in his garage. However their 2013 Mustang which they park outside had to have the top replaced recently. It did not hold up well at all but the quality of that Mustang top was nowhere near that of our 2017 Camaro.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:26 AM   #38
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My wife has had a Lexus SC430 for going on 7 years now. The exact opposite. That car is tomb quiet with the top up. My car is MUCH louder than hers, which I don't care about.

We've been looking at a replacement car for her, and they all have been noticably quieter than the Camaro. Audi A5/S5, BMW 4series, Audi TT, etc.
In my opinion, the SC430 was a much better car than my cheesy little Lexus Convertible.
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