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tonneau cover s2000 Does anybody use it?

#1 User is offline   Jeremy Clarkson 

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

I was just cleaning out my garage and I found the tonneau cover for my car. I realize that the only time I ever used it was the drive home from the dealership then it went in the garage and was never touched again. I know I should keep it in the trunk but I like to use the recessed space for other stuff that I don't want rolling around the trunk. Do does anybody ever use the cover? Are there any benefits besides aesthetics to have the cover on? Anybody try any of the aftermarket ones?
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

I use it when I bring the car to a show or event.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

I use it. I squeezed it between my Mugen top to prevent my soft top from collecting dust, even though it didn't fit right.
I actually like it and think it looks nice when the top is down.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

I use it when I expect to be top-down for an extended period, such as a track day, or driving on US 191 on the local Wake the Devil trip. It definitely helps keep dust out of the inside of the soft top during those days.

I've also found it helps reduce the buffeting air to some degree, albeit very small.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

I guess keeping out dust is a pretty important piece since when you put the top up you are probably going to be breathing in all of the junk, it would defeat the purpose of the cabin filter.

Thanks for all of the input.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

i use it for driving long distances with the top down. At slalom events. Car shows.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

Also put it on when going to car meets or drives but especially when autocrossing.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

View PostJeremy Clarkson, on 10 January 2013 - 12:10 PM, said:

Do does anybody ever use the cover?

Some do, some don't. It's a matter of preference.
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View PostJeremy Clarkson, on 10 January 2013 - 02:29 PM, said:

I guess keeping out dust is a pretty important piece since when you put the top up you are probably going to be breathing in all of the junk

You'll be breathing in the dust that collects in the rest of the cabin even if you use it. No one's done any meaningful studies on whether dust with a top up is drastically reduced with or without use of the tonneau cover that I'm aware of. Again, it's a matter of preference. It's your call to make.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

Great! Info. Thanks.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

Used once and never put it on again.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

So far, no use for it. I don't drive for extended periods of time with the top down so it just sits in my garage. Honda seems to think its needed because the one or two times I have gone in there with the S for something (back when I had the CPO warranty and had them fix minor issues like the top strikers and latches) they put a new cover in my trunk each time as if I didn't have one. Not sure if it was them being nice or what, but I ended up giving them out to other S owners.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

Really that is pretty cool because those covers are generally really expense is you purchase them from Honda. Like I think they are over $100

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

I almost never drive with the top up (the car is not a daily driver). I tried to put it on a few times when the car was new but it was a royal pain and it wound up rubbing on the paint finish resulting in some surface blemishes in the paint (they were removed when I had my paint corrected). I like to put the top up when the car is sitting in the garage so it would constantly be put on and taken it off. I now have it wrapped in a protected bag and stored in my garage. I will admit that it looks nice when installed though.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Has been underneath my bed ever since I bought the car. Now that I have a hardtop, it'll never see the sun.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

Never used it, never plan to use it. I wish the S2000 was not even a convertible.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

If the top goes down...the cover goes on 100% of the time. It's an eyesore without it.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

I dont have one, because im a hardtop guy

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:20 AM

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

I never use it.. someone please take it off my hands.. I will let it go cheap :)
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

View PostJeremiah, on 12 January 2013 - 05:28 PM, said:

If the top goes down...the cover goes on 100% of the time. It's an eyesore without it.


Agreed but it is that much more time consuming and doesn't give you quick access to dropping or putting the top up because you actually have to get out of the car and fold the cover... and put it in the trunk. Not the best if you get caught in the rain... which seems to happen to me every single time I put my top down... I must have angered Zeus at some point in my life.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

I use it just so I know what Solstice and Sky owners have to go through every time they drop the top.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

View Posti_heart_my_DB8, on 14 January 2013 - 10:36 AM, said:

I use it just so I know what Solstice and Sky owners have to go through every time they drop the top.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

View Postjrs21c, on 13 January 2013 - 03:12 PM, said:

I never use it.. someone please take it off my hands.. I will let it go cheap :)


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

I use it when the top will be down for a long time.
You can always remove it and toss it in the trunk.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

View PostNH_s2k_Guy, on 10 January 2013 - 12:15 PM, said:

I use it when I bring the car to a show or event.

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