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Old 02-06-2019, 02:26 PM
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What's y'alls thoughts on hard tops

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Old 02-06-2019, 02:30 PM
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They are harder than soft tops
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I think hardtops have a purpose.

The car itself regardless of roadster or coupe form, is incredibly fun to drive. I happen to live in a place that does not precipitate much during winter, so the roads don't get salted so I drive it year round(not DD unless you mean after work cruise to decompress) I also like anyone like to drive comfortably.

- Hardtop on in the winter, keeps heat in, and is a different experience then a cold soft top
- hardtop for the 3-5 weeks mid summer that are unbearably hot, again hardtop insulates to keep interior cooler with a/c on the one time of the year you need a/c
- rest of the time, my soft top stays permanently down with the tonneau cover on, except to go up for washes.

hardtops and reasons for them differ for everyone
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They are harder than soft tops

I disagree. Lets negotiate.
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Yeah pretty much what Deckoz stated. I use mine when its super cold (like now) but usually its in my apartment collecting dust. I daily drive mine so I use it a decent amount.
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Pros:

Some like the look.
Reduce noise NVH.
Minimize living in crummy climates. (Both hot and cold)

Cons:

Takes more than 6 seconds to remove and install (vs soft top)
Stuck with a sedan feel when driving in beautiful top down weather/geography and and you cannot get rid of the thing.
$4000

I am fortunate (from a physical sense- not tax/cost/political) to live in a spectacular state to drive in. A quick top action is imperative for me. One of the big selling points and now one of the big time keeper points.
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I disagree. Lets negotiate.
Sorry, but it's firm.
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Sorry, but it's firm.
Oh well. I fold.
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Other advantages of a hard top:
- perceived safety. A thief can easily slash a ragtop to get inside but the hardtop would be viewed like any other hardtop car.
- The ragtop lasts much longer since it's preserved from the elements when the hardtop is on.
- In snowy and icy weather a hardtop is much easier to clear off.
- If you do a lot of long distance driving and use your cell phone a lot the sound level difference is dramatic. Conference calls with a ragtop on the interstate are almost impossible. Also, you have to crank up the radio much more to hear it well with a ragtop on the highway. It prevents ear ringing after long trips.
- Hardtops don't depreciate in value and don't wear out. I can sell my hardtop today for more than I paid for it new in 2003.
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Snow and Ice? That is the definition of crummy climates for the S2000

I have found that negating NVH has made calling, conversations, and radio/music completely normal.


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