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      05-06-2012, 10:20 PM   #23
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99 miles of track-day (Motorsport Ranch Houston) yesterday, each and every lap with the top-down.

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      05-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #24
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wow you guys make me feel terrible. I need to put the top down way more.

As per issues. I have roof rattle here and there but no issues other than that.
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      05-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #25
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All the time. Winter too. No reason not to. RPI and top down is just wonderful each and every time.
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      05-07-2012, 03:19 PM   #26
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If I had one, I would drive with the top down only on a cool night. During the day, I hide behind tinted windows and a tinted windshield with my moon roof sun shield closed. Its just too hot and too many UV rays to enjoy a convertible down here. I see others driving with their tops down and the sun beating down on them. Honestly, don't know how they can stand it.
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      05-07-2012, 03:53 PM   #27
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If I had one, I would drive with the top down only on a cool night. During the day, I hide behind tinted windows and a tinted windshield with my moon roof sun shield closed. Its just too hot and too many UV rays to enjoy a convertible down here. I see others driving with their tops down and the sun beating down on them. Honestly, don't know how they can stand it.
With a hat (with your favorite brand or logo), and a tube of SPF 500000.
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      05-07-2012, 05:00 PM   #28
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Hey question for you convertible guys. Are there any tracks in florida that allow them?
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      05-07-2012, 05:14 PM   #29
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Im scared of BMW verts after my M6 top broke minutes before it started raining...a lot
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      05-07-2012, 05:14 PM   #30
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Well I don't get my garage queen out very often but when I do its always with the top down. My commuter when its not the bike is a c5 convertible and the top is always down unless its raining or below 50 degrees! Heated seats and a wind deflector keeps it a tad warmer all around! I do live in Ca. though and our weather doesn't get extreme..
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      05-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #31
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nothing better then dropping the top when the weather is nice. That is why I bought one in the first place.
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      05-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #32
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Everyday to and from work, until rainy season. Only time I smile regarding work.

Hat and long sleeve dress shirt (coming from work) mitigate sun exposure in Florida, duh.

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      05-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #33
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Whenever it is 50-90 degrees in Miami and not raining the top is down unless I am coming back from a business meeting in the middle of the day. Love to drive with the top down, especially with the AA exhaust and no traffic.

For earlier question, yes, Homestead allows convertibles and I think Sebring does as well. Do not know of any others. I have tracked my E93 and I loved it on the track; I have appreciated it more since tracking it.
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      05-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #34
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90% of the time, top is down.
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      05-13-2012, 12:12 AM   #35
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      05-13-2012, 07:11 AM   #36
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I live in SoCal. Everyday when it's above 70 and below 90. Sometimes I go a week or more without ever putting top up.
+1, except that I live in FL and not CA I did not buy the 'vert simply because I like the lines of it!
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      05-16-2012, 11:05 PM   #37
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San Jose, California...... Top is down on any dry day or any temps above ~55 degrees. I blast the front heater and use the seat heater if I need to. It's especially awesome driving at night under the stars. Only issue was a bit of a rattle which the dealer took care of. I love it!
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      05-17-2012, 12:12 AM   #38
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San Jose, California...... Top is down on any dry day or any temps above ~55 degrees. I blast the front heater and use the seat heater if I need to. It's especially awesome driving at night under the stars. Only issue was a bit of a rattle which the dealer took care of. I love it!
Same here lol.

We are in Peninsula near Palo Alto.
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      05-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #39
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Now that its getting nicer out in NYC I try and drive with the top down daily, but since I work most of the day I like to leave it with my Mother or girl friend so at least some one is enjoying it. Be sure to put on sun screen every day top down or not! Skin cancer is no joke people.
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      05-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #40
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I keep a tube of sun screen (spf 50) and a pouch of wet wipes in the glove box.
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      05-17-2012, 09:02 PM   #41
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its so cool to have a Convertible bimmer, but its dont seen very useful.
Mine is always topdown unless its raining, very hot(July-August) or too cold( January and some days early February).
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      05-22-2012, 11:34 PM   #42
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I bought the car in Miami and drove it for 10 days there, and now back in Toronto the top goes down 9 AM, comes back up 1 AM!

Loving the weather these days, can't complain!
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      05-23-2012, 12:48 AM   #43
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on my third 'vert...living in socal, the best times start now...tops down 60%.
i love the hardtops so much more than the old soft-tops.
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