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Old 02-09-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Before I bought a convertible, I thought it was odd when people had the windows up and the top was down.

In my neighborhood, when the gate is closed, the right rear window is up since the bar code is lets me in.

For the most part, I have all of the windows down. However, sometimes driving around 80 mph, it is good to have them up halfway since any paper in the vehicle will fly away.

What do you guys do?
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Windows, we never roll them up or the top.
It's not like you can't cut the top open to get in.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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When you guys park for shopping or a restaurant, do you bring the top back up, also?
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:45 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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When you guys park for shopping or a restaurant, do you bring the top back up, also?

I always bring the top back up after I park and leave the car. Someone could clean you out in less than a minute.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:14 AM
 
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I always bring the top back up after I park and leave the car. Someone could clean you out in less than a minute.

Do you keep your life saving in the convertible?
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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When I used to have a convertible, I used to have a problem with people throwing trash in my car!!! Anyone else have this issue?
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:19 AM
 
Location: southern california
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an open car can "suck" stuff into the car and hit you hard in the face.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Can't say anything ever sucked into the car at all for us.
I have lost a few napkins on the road.

Mine is out in front of the house right now with the top down.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: lumberton, texas
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I used to think it was silly also having the windows up and the top down. now not so much. I have the windows up if someone is riding in the backseat, i'm on the phone, or my hair is done nice. other than that they are down. If i'm just running in someplace real quick i'll leave the top down, but if i'm going to be in their for awhile i'll put it up. I dont keep anything of value in there though.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Fly-over country.
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top down, windows down unless the storm has a name or the air temp is below freezing

i normally use the 20-30 minute rule on stops, any longer and it goes up
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