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knicks125
04-13-2005, 05:30 AM
This past winter season (hopefully winter is over) here, I've seen my shares of crazy moments with convertible drivers. Despite the fact the sun was already shining and there was no wind, this morning, it was 29F as I headed to work, following right behind me was a S2000 driver, with his Xenons on and the top off. <p>So, just for fun, what would you do with a convertible and below freezing weather? Would you...<p>Vote up!!!<p>Discussion question: What crazy things have you seen people do with their cars?

Santeno
04-13-2005, 07:57 AM
Hell yeah, Leave tha f*cker off. It's a matter of principle. If you are just comuting leave it on, but if you are out motoring, Put on a hat with a good long tassle, Some driving gloves a fat scarf, crank up the heat, and OFF WITH THE TOP! BTW, the same applies to people driving CJ Jeeps.<p>I remember reading somewhere that despite the ****ty weather, Britain has traditionally been the largest market for convertible automobiles. while that's no longer true (Florida and California have them beat), There are still more convertibles per capita in Brittain than anywhere else in the world. I'm happy to see that somewhere people have the right idea.

knicks125
04-13-2005, 08:04 AM
Good call!<p>I would too...but, of course, my evil side is speaking for me - he shot my good side who is currently recovering from chest wound...

milu
04-13-2005, 01:24 PM
Having had more convertibles than non-ones -- and always access to hard tops -- I'd say it ridiculuos to take the conv. on a snowy day. Save it for a nice day!

Santeno
04-13-2005, 01:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>milu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Having had more convertibles than non-ones -- and always access to hard tops -- I'd say it ridiculuos to take the conv. on a snowy day. Save it for a nice day!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>No one said anything about a snowy day. He specifically described a beautiful but cold day.

knicks125
04-13-2005, 01:44 PM
Snowing/Raining with the top off is a little extreme and defeats the whole purpose of having a car (having a roof to protect you against mother nature). Although here we get a lot of snow in any given seasons, I've yet to seen a convertible with its top off during severe conditions, but i know it has been done - it has to.<p>Just to clarify, so far all of my sightings have been a sunny but a cold day, would you do it?

Dal
04-13-2005, 03:09 PM
it would be hella extreme takin it off on cold day, i remeber when my mum had a convertible, always used to have heat blasting at the legs on a hot day!

knicks125
04-13-2005, 05:51 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dal</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it would be hella extreme takin it off on cold day, i remeber when my mum had a convertible, always used to have heat blasting at the legs on a hot day!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am confused, would it extreme to take it off on a cold day or a hot day <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Don't offense or anything, but I'd like to find out what's the purpose of putting the heat on when the top is off on a hot day<p>wouldn't it be easier to just leave the top on and blast the heat, now that'd be extreme on a hot day

zwei Biere bitte
04-13-2005, 06:53 PM
I would love to ride in a cabrio in 20F weather... Almost everyday I will see this 645Ci convert with the top down in the morning.

Superfresa
04-13-2005, 06:58 PM
If I was just pleasure driving, I'd sure do it, windscreen down aswell if possible!<p>Now as for raining heavily, I'd ALSO do it - as long as the car wont get ruined (eg stereo). It would therefore have to be some car like my Old Land Rover, but with a rag top. In that case, I'd go no roof or anything even in the rain....<p><br>Actually I recall a time when the Landy had its cabin being fixed, so we were going along simply with no roof at all - ah that was fun stuff...LOL!!

Dal
04-15-2005, 05:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I am confused, would it extreme to take it off on a cold day or a hot day <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Don't offense or anything, but I'd like to find out what's the purpose of putting the heat on when the top is off on a hot day<p>wouldn't it be easier to just leave the top on and blast the heat, now that'd be extreme on a hot day</TD></TR></TABLE><p>no offense taken <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>it would be extreme taking it off on a cold day.<p>i believe this to be true because, when my mum had a convertible, our legs always used to feel cold when we had the roof off, on a hot day. we had the heat blasting at legs, not at upper bodies.( this was in a renault megane )

anonms
04-16-2005, 12:47 PM
Personally, I like the cold. While I would NEVER buy a convertible (or a car with less than 5 doors, for that matter), I'd rather leave the top off when it's cold and enjoy the breeze, while I'd put the top on with the A/C at full blast (I have a dislike for suntan lotion, too).

Banker
05-13-2005, 12:33 PM
If the sun is shining... top down.<p>Over cast... top up.

taskbearer
05-17-2005, 08:01 PM
Well said Banker.

syclone
05-18-2005, 09:24 AM
id keep it down - i like the breeze. i tend to drive with my sunroof open, the front windows partway down and the heat on full blast when it is snowing.