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Old 04-17-2015, 05:17 AM   #1
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GM convertible watertight testing

As a convertible owner, you will be interested in this...

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/04/...679c-312403517
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:21 AM   #2
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Everytime I hear someone say "my car has never seen rain" I think of this
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:01 AM   #3
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Everytime I hear someone say "my car has never seen rain" I think of this
lol I drove my vert home in a downpour from the dealership when I bought it. I can definitely vouch for the watertightness of these cars, even with a soft top frame that was out of alignment.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:04 AM   #4
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As a convertible owner, you will be interested in this...

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/04/...679c-312403517
That's interesting since the Opel Cascada has been out in Europe for a few years already.

Hopefully GM is doing this in direct response to ANY top water problems they've been made aware of through their European / Australian model Cascada as well as the MAJOR issues with the Camaro.

BTW, didn't we see that type of "promo" video before the 5th Gen's release? The failure rate in the field is what will ultimately determine the efficacy of these water tests.
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:50 PM   #5
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Baba, yes - I totally forgot about that video! No water issues with mine yet, 4 years out of the gate. Not planning to sell mine anytime soon, more good times to enjoy. Plus the depreciation hit becomes less every month - while the car still looks like new!
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:52 PM   #6
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this reminds me of the video that gm had prior to the release of the 5th gen convertibles...in that video they had an " engineer" climb into the trunk for the water test to check for leaks...Maybe gm can get this top right for the buicks?? I know so many of us with 2011 MY camaro convertibles had major top problems
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:06 PM   #7
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:57 PM   #8
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this reminds me of the video that gm had prior to the release of the 5th gen convertibles...in that video they had an " engineer" climb into the trunk for the water test to check for leaks...Maybe gm can get this top right for the buicks?? I know so many of us with 2011 MY camaro convertibles had major top problems
That's the one I saw, all that water couldn't effectively simulate daily use and rain. Apparently.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:58 PM   #9
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yep the 5th gens went through the same testing as a final check before leaving the factory. I think most cars do these days.

fast forward to 43.45 for the water test.
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