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      09-16-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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How many people here went with the E93, and realize now that they never drop the top?

I've been thinking about the E93 since I live in California. But now I'm having second thoughts, how often will I really drop the top? For sure if I've got smoking hot babe in the passenger seat, but to and from the office? Hmm.. probably not so much. How many E93 owners here feel like the E92 would have been a better choice?
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you might want to search this topic as it has been asked before. I will let you know as an E93 owner in the Bay Area my top is dropped 90% of the time.
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I am in North NJ and I can also tell you as long as it is not raining and the weather is above 55, the top is down.
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i had a z4 before and only drop the top after the sun sets a lil as im afriad of getting tan....its an asian thing lol

nothing beats driving with the top down tho...thats for sure
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I had an M Roadster years ago in my Hawaii house and had the top down twice in five years lol. Got poured on going over the Pali and that was enough.
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      09-16-2012, 03:20 PM   #6
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I've been thinking about the E93 since I live in California. But now I'm having second thoughts, how often will I really drop the top? For sure if I've got smoking hot babe in the passenger seat, but to and from the office? Hmm.. probably not so much. How many E93 owners here feel like the E92 would have been a better choice?
It all depends on what you want to do with the car. I have an e93 and the tops is down 50% of the time. If you want the car for track and a little better performance, then e92 if your car. If you don't plan to track or race seriously, then getting the e93 is the e92+1.
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i had a z4 before and only drop the top after the sun sets a lil as im afriad of getting tan....its an asian thing lol

nothing beats driving with the top down tho...thats for sure

haha, at least you admit you don't want to look like the working class.
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      09-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #8
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If you're on the fence, consider the ~500 lbs you'd be adding to an already portly package.

I honestly feel like it ruins the nice, clean profile line of the coupe, too.
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If you're on the fence, consider the ~500 lbs you'd be adding to an already portly package.

I honestly feel like it ruins the nice, clean profile line of the coupe, too.
I second this, although I did have a 2013 mustang convertible for a week while my x5 was in shop and had the top down every day to and from work. If I had it I would use it but could never pull the trigger on a vert as the hard top always looks so much better.
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      09-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #10
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you might want to search this topic as it has been asked before. I will let you know as an E93 owner in the Bay Area my top is dropped 90% of the time.
Yup - I live in San Jose and I basically never have the top up except for when it's parked.

When I drive in to San Francisco, if I take 280, I've had the experience of having temp drop 20 degrees in about 1 min in Oceanview (that was about a month ago), but then you just put the windows up.

As a recent transplant from MN I honestly can't see ever have a non-'vert again; it's like land sailing and I fecking love it.

Now if you're a track guy - or wanna be one - then obviously a 'vert doesn't work with your self-identity

but here's the deal for me: in my 30s I had delusions of hitting the track weekly, now that those are behind me I realize with work, friends, family, etc ... it just ain't happening and even if it did it would be monthly at best.

The daily lack of land sailing for one day a month or less on the track is just a ridiculous trade off for me.

BTW - in my experience, most smokin hot babes don't like the top down - especially over 50 mph - since it messes up their hair ... but then I only have a sample pool of 1.
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      09-16-2012, 05:36 PM   #11
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i had a z4 before and only drop the top after the sun sets a lil as im afriad of getting tan....its an asian thing lol

nothing beats driving with the top down tho...thats for sure
Afraid of getting tan? I know its off topic, but why are you afraid of getting a tan??
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Afraid of getting tan? I know its off topic, but why are you afraid of getting a tan??
In Asian cultures, women have been obsessed with fair skin for years. Now, Asian men are starting to follow suit.

I work for a cosmetics company that does a huge business selling combinations of skin whitening products and sunscreens in Asia.
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      09-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #13
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I almost never drive with top up! As I live in AZ, my car stays in the garage all summer long, as it's too hot to drop the top. If you are afraid of wind blowing around a girlfriend's hair, buy a wind deflector. They are well worth the money!
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      09-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #14
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The top is down almost every day when the temps are >45 degrees. I have had the top down during light rain and snow showers.
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      09-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #15
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I had a vert for six months over here in Virginia and sold it. This made me realize I almost never dropped the top, so i'm getting an e92 for my next car
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      09-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #16
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my top is down almost everyday!!!!!!
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      09-16-2012, 07:58 PM   #17
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      09-16-2012, 08:41 PM   #18
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Do it I dont think you'll regret it, I'm currently waiting for the perfect e93 to go up for sale so I could get myself into one. I think its definitely an experience you'll cherish for many years to come..the fact the car has a 414 hp V8 engine and a metal rather than cloth roof doesnt hurt either
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      09-16-2012, 08:57 PM   #19
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now that you mention it I see a few e93's around and they never have the top down. live in Florida too
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I usually drop the top only during the weekends. Sometimes I wish I went with the E92 but that all changes when you drop the top.

Plus, girls love the E93
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I dont have an E93 but i do have a vert. I can say that down here in houston it almost feels wrong not to have the top down after sundown. It feels awkward without it down. Of course during the day its up since its too hot.

Convertibles arent for everyone. If youre having second thoughts now and you dont even have it yet... Maybe you should stick with the coupe
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I will let you know as an E93 owner in the Bay Area my top is dropped 90% of the time
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