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Old 01-14-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Cue pedant entering thread to offer "correct" definition of roadster in 5... 4... 3...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadster

A roadster, also known as a spyder or spider, is a two-seat car, traditionally without a roof, side or rear windows.

Most modern day two-seaters have windows and feature retractable roofs. While retractable soft-tops are nevertheless marketed as roadsters/spyders, retractable hard-tops are commonly designated as coupe roadsters.
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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How about the Tesla Roadster.
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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370z.
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: WA
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I have owned numerous roadsters over the years (including the Miata and S2000) but today there is only one truly outstanding roadster IMO and that is the Porsche Boxster. It is pricey at about $50K and up but one that is worth the stretch if you can do it.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Roadster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A roadster, also known as a spyder or spider, is a two-seat car, traditionally without a roof, side or rear windows.

Most modern day two-seaters have windows and feature retractable roofs. While retractable soft-tops are nevertheless marketed as roadsters/spyders, retractable hard-tops are commonly designated as coupe roadsters.
Yeah, marketing strikes again!

Since real roadsters still exist (though primarily on the used market) and they are defintiely a different bodystyle than cabrolets (both are subsets of convertibles, as are phaetons), it's good to retain the definitions, so we can retain clear communication.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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Can anybody think of any modern roadster-type cars? I'm not talking about topless cars, but sporty two-seaters along the lines of the old Toyota MR2 cars.
If you like cars like the mr2, how come you don't get an mr2? 3 different generations to choose from.
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