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      08-25-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
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E93 Owners - What is the longest you have left the top down?

I live in West LA. The weather has been so nice, I park in secured garage at work and home, and I haven\'t put the top up for a week.

Just curious to see how long people have left it down for.
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      08-25-2011, 12:56 AM   #2
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dude it's like over 100 here
too hot to put it down
you lucky bastard lol

most I've kept it down is a couple hours

I never park with it open...not after having a spider swing down from my windshield and bite my girl's leg and cause it to swell...
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      08-25-2011, 05:01 AM   #3
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About a week. Rain or expressway travel with kids are reasons it has to go up.

Fwiw, I drive w the top down no matter how hot it is.

Sometimes, I do get bugs and spiders, but they have never bitten me.
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      08-25-2011, 07:26 AM   #4
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Top has been down for almost 2 weeks. I count driving to and from in that calculation. Although I have covered parking at work I always put the top up when I get to the office (it must be the NY in me)
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i would aways put the top up when the car's not driven. In my case since I have a E90, keep my windows closed and moonroof closed. You never know if some hater is going to come by and dump some trash or coke in on your seats. Also, i for one hate dust, and even in garages there are alot of dust that can settle in your car.
My garage once did some maintenance and whatever they did, put a layer of concrete dust all over everyone's car. It was crazy, like a full smooth coat of gray dust.
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My top's been down for over a month. I only use car on weekends and once in a while at night during week. When I park it in my garage at home, I just leave the top down. I do drive into city once a week and my garage here hooks me with a great spot and takes great care. My car is the least expensive car in the garage. No worries.
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      08-25-2011, 12:55 PM   #7
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I live in West LA. The weather has been so nice, I park in secured garage at work and home, and I haven\'t put the top up for a week.

Just curious to see how long people have left it down for.
Over a 3 to 4 week period I've only put it up to get it washed.
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Do you find yourself having to wipe down the interior constantly with the dust?
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top has been down for pretty much the past couple months except for car washes and when i am travelling with the golf clubs....this model is so nice compared to the E46 where i always worried about the 'plastic window' getting a permanent crease...
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top has been down for pretty much the past couple months except for car washes and when i am travelling with the golf clubs....this model is so nice compared to the E46 where i always worried about the 'plastic window' getting a permanent crease...
My e46 had a glass window, thats odd.

And yeah the tops been down for about a month straight. I have secured parking at home and work. Dust is a pain in the ass so wiping it down is no biggie.
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      08-26-2011, 07:00 AM   #12
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Do you find yourself having to wipe down the interior constantly with the dust?
Not really. It's garaged when it's home and I haven't been in dusty areas until yesterday in a soccer field parking lot or at my cabin in the mountains. The top stays up in those cases.
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Some times it gets a lil dusty, but I park at home with the rear seat folded down so the seats stay clean.
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Sometimes not enough living in the northeast but will take it down and enjoy every minute!!!
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