ordeal the past few days when it rained here. I had a 14 slit where the rear window separated from the top and let water in. Ironically this is where the central locking system computer is (under the convertible top behind the seats). I had to pull the entire rear interior out and squeeze in there to pull the computer out to dry it out. Im still having some issues with things not working its better.
I apologize for waking up an old post but has anyone found a method that fixes this problem Took my audi to Volkswerks in Falls Church VA to fix this. The repair lasted for a year (almost to the day) before the blinking roof is opened light went off. At this point Im tired of stuffing a wad of paper between the switch and the latch to make the connection. Im going to go the WD-40 route tomorrow but
There is a small hole in my 2002 convertible top near the bottom edge behind the rear window. Is there a reliable way to repair this hole and preserve the watertight qualities of the roof The rest of the roof is in good condition. So far there is no water leakage into the cockpit.
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Quote Originally Posted by maryytriker For years a convertible roof was a affection alone offered with sports cars or beef cars. Ford Mustangs Chevy Camaros and added agnate cars would consistently appear with a convertible option giving their drivers a different top down wind in the hair experience. These convertibles offered a activity of abandon that a lot of drivers could alone envy. However for
I like M-B. My family has owned MBs for a long time and they have worked well for us. The SLK was my first car. br br audi TT upside down bathtub-nuff saidbr Z3 never a BMW fan and it seems flimsy and cheap to me also the cabin was tinybr br Boxster considered it but wanted MB reliabiltybr br br This being the case and my dream of owning a red Mercedes convertible brought it down to either buying a
Originally Posted by ElSupreme Auto shades are also slow and prone to breaking. One of my favorite automanual anecdotes is my dads TT. He had his hydraulic pump break and his top was stuck down. He took it to an audi dealer and asked that they just disconnect the linkage to the hydraulic cylinder(s) so he could operate it manually. They told him it was too heavy and HAD to have the hydraulic system
have matter had I gotten a 6 or not. (In some sense it doesnt get a car that performs well enough looks like sht but has an awesome interior. Its not like you can enjoy how it looks from the outside anyways... unless youre vain.) All good points there plus esco02 is in CA so may have more opportunities for top down crusin. I was not allowed to get another cabrio due to the wife having the audi
Quote Originally Posted by wspohn Got to drive a Z4 the other day and the comparison with my coupe with uprated suspension (shocks springs sway bars and 3 chassis stiffeners ) was interesting. Id driven one back when I was looking all over the place for a Z4M coupe to buy but none were to be found and the ride wasnt as good as the Solstice but handling was very good and steering no worse than the Solstice (which isnt as good as the Boxster or for that matter just about any unassisted steering system). Revisiting the Z4 was interesting. My Solstice coupe with suspension mods handles better and obviously stiffer but I also prefer the feel of the Solstice over the BMW which seems a tad choppier even with its stock suspension. Too bad Pontiac had to go the cheap route when they made the Solstice coupe and economized by basically tacking a removable roof panel on the already certified convertible body to save the money it would have taken for recertification as a true coupe model. Not that Im complaining - we are lucky to have received the Solstice coupe in whatever form but the Z4 coupe achieved more than double the torsional stiffness of the convertible by adding the fixed roof. It would have been pretty interesting to be able to compare the handling of a true fixed roof Solstice to the convertible But then again it would probably be a difference that would only matter to the 1% of owners that care about ultimate handling behavior. Guess the closest we could come would be comparing stiffness figures of an unmodified Solstice with one that has a roll cage fitted for racing but that wouldnt be a fair measure either as youd expect that to be significantly stiffer again than a street version fixed head coupe. So you have the DDM works front frame brace the mid-rear drivetrain tunnel reinforcement and the rear pro beam I was discussing this in another thread and being a newb I did not realize the DDM back bone was thick aluminum I just saw 38ths plate under there. In any case we also talked about the rear coupe portion being something other than steel since a magnet does not stick to it but to your point even though these add ons were not stock they surely have helped chassis stiffness tremendously and when you think about it having the removable coupe roof AND the low-to- ground weight adds for chassis stiffness probably are the better way to go anyway unless you are racing a vehicle and a rollcage is a requirement. Edit besides if you want to discuss going the cheaper route vs. some competition brakes should be at the top of the order. In the end the miata is cheaper and most of the vehicles that have the higher end appointments (brakes interior etc) cost quite a bit more at the time. As I recall in comparisons I did the z4 was around 8-10k more over a coupe GXP. The 370z audi tt boxster H2000 are all great comparisons.
Wow all this talk of switching cars when you are only 17 E36 convertibles are for women just like Mercedes convertibles are for women. If you buy one you degrade yourself to the level of the guy who buys an audi TT in other words you perform an automatic self-castration with the ignition key the moment it flips into your grip. The other day I saw two women in an E36 convertible and they couldnt help
Volvo (spousal unit) 1980 Mercedes 500 SEL hardtop (grey market car) 1982 BMW 733 1984 Mercedes 230 S (spousal unit) 1985 BMW 325 Bauer convertible conversion - another old favorite. 1986 Nissan Pathfinder (lived at SLC airport for skiing) 1988 BMW 735 sedan (spousal unit)(divorce) 1988 E30 M3 (car featured in that years Houston Auto Show) 1990 BMW 750il 1991 Porsche 964 1996 Porsche 996 TT 1998 audi
Posted by TopDownInFL My gut instinct is to say you win BUT... I had my convertible roof replaced - 20K (but BMW paid for it) So Ill say I win for underwarranty problems but you DEFINITELY win on out of pocket Well deft. not going to even think about a vert. Anyways I like the coup shape more when the top is up. Ill have enough fun with a big sunroof. Quote Originally Posted by Auxxiliary audi
Very nice cars Which do you prefer then as you have both or is it too early to say UK motoring programme here last night ( Top Gear ) compared three cars the 350Z audi TT and Chrysler Crossfire and the winner was the SLK 350 [o][o][o] Well it would have won if it was not Â9k more than the crossfire. The upshot was that they did not believe convertibles really worked unless the car was designed from