(Closed) Convertible Drivers! Advice? (nwr)

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I drive a Honda S2k.  Its only a wkend car actually because she’s also lowered which isn’t great for driving in the rain. 

I like the Miata.  I’ve never been a Sebring fan cause it drives like a boat personally.  Always loved the Miata but I decided to go for more of a race car.  Great little car and easy to fix.

If you like horsepower, there’s always the Mustang.  My family are mustang lovers.  I decided to the the S2k cause its better on gas mileage and my FI already has a 67 Mustang.

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve always been in love with the Mustang. I am thinking about making it my next car. I’m interested to see what others have to say on this thread about convertibles.

Post # 5
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351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a BMW Z4 and have had it for 7 years.  I LOVE my car and have never for one second wished I had anything but a convertible during those 7 years.  I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a regular car.  I would say the only negative is that you have to be someone who doesn’t mind getting their hair messed up or mind getting a little sweaty in the summer.  Of course, if you’re going to work or somewhere where you really want your hair to look good or don’t want to get messed up, then just don’t put the top down!  The top can also get a little discolored over time, but if you take care of it, it will be minimal.  My one piece of advice is to make sure you get a car with an automatic top.  I wouldn’t use mine nearly as much if it weren’t automatic.  I’m not a huge fan of the Sebring either, but if that’s the car you love, go for it!  You won’t regret it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My mom has a convertable and everytime we go back home I snag her car for the time we’re there. I love them for weekend use and only if you can keep it in a garage/car port. My first car was a ’95 mustang convertable and it leaked….it wasn’t in the greatest condition to begin with and everytime it would rain I’d end up with water in my seats…

The one my mom has was new when she bought it and has always stayed in the garage and she’s never had any problems with it. I strongly recommend a hat of some sort and some sunscreen. Also, if you plan on getting leather seats, definitely stick a towel or two in the trunk to put down if you go inside and leave the top down. Those seats get HOT quick!!

I’m an SUV person (I transport golden retrievers about twice a week, and I need my space. lol) so I couldn’t ever justify owning a convertable as a daily driver, but if we ever had the money where I could have a fun car I’d be at the Ford dealership ASAP 🙂

Post # 8
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My husband has a convertible Nissan 350Z and he also test drove the Honda S2000. My SIL leased the Volkswagen Eos convertible. My husbands car only has 2 seats and is very small and powerful. He loves it though. And it drives really well. The S2000 was a lot of fun but he thought the 350Z drove better. My SIL’s Eos had a backseat and I really liked it. It was fun and girly and had a little more room. The thing you have to remember for convertibles is they are not great road trip cars. They start to feel realllly small after a little bit! But they are a lot of fun, especially in the spring!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

First piece of advice- BUY USED…. just not worth the sticker price.  Second- test the top- where the mechanism is– no point in having convertible if you cant open/close easily.  I love my Saab 9-3 turbo.  The center lever is really easy to use.  That being said- if I could buy another car I would serioudly look at the Toyota Solara. 

and thats my .02

Post # 9
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1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

First piece of advice- BUY USED…. just not worth the sticker price.  Second- test the top- where the mechanism is– no point in having convertible if you cant open/close easily.  I love my Saab 9-3 turbo.  The center lever is really easy to use.  That being said- if I could buy another car I would serioudly look at the Toyota Solara. 

and thats my .02

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