Agreed - same in the Louisiana hot sun. Plus the intense sunlight can't be all that good for the interior. Depending on the day, I'll put the top up or sometimes just wear a cap. I've noticed the 124 A/C does very, very well against the Louisiana heat - far better than my BMW did - top up or down.I do have to say that when you get in the tropics/sub-tropics in summer, it can be dangerous to go top down in the middle of the day. 30mins and you've got 3rd degree burns
Agreed. My brother owned a Boxster until the Cayman came out. Hated driving with the top down! :|Threads on the Miata forums repeatedly show that many people buy these roadsters for other reasons than the convertible aspect, and would actually prefer a coupe variant of the same car, if one were available.
i have known multiple people who have bought a convertible car and i never once saw them put the top down. it seemed to me to be a specific demographic. i always thought it was so odd to spend extra money on a specialty car and never use the one option that made the car what it is. can;t say it ever made me angry/irritated just seemed silly on their part.This is the first convertible I've owned and I've noticed I've started getting irrationally angry at other convertible drivers who leave their top up on a sunny day. Just me?
Funny. The U.S. is the land of 'guns & Rolexes' and here in SoCal, really bad facelifts (both sexes). I belonged to a Corvette forum for 5 years and posts such a "Where do you store your gun in your Vette?" and "What sort of Rolex do you own?" were exceptionally popular. I was aghast.Convertible Porsches have a bit of a stigma here in Aus though. Being driven by WAGS and middle aged men wearing too much gold jewellery.
I like that the Fiat has a lockable compartment between the seats. That's where I keep my Rolex. er Ruger.>Funny. The U.S. is the land of 'guns & Rolexes' and here in SoCal, really bad facelifts (both sexes). I belonged to a Corvette forum for 5 years and posts such a "Where do you store your gun in your Vette?" and "What sort of Rolex do you own?" were exceptionally popular. I was aghast.