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Old 07-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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To get an honest opinion

My wife and I are going to order her a new '13 vert, and I/we wanna know what the one biggest complaint is against them. I've checked this thread several times and most say about the wear factor being excessively quick, is that still the case? And how about the actual durability of the vert mechanisms? She had an vert beetle and we had to replace the straps and motor within 50k, and we use opened her up maybe 3 times a year. Just trying to see what we are in for sober can make good decision.
***and if its broke, how good is chevy at "fixing" issues?****
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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I have had my 2013 for a while . I traded in a 2010 Coupe. I have to say I absolutely love the Convertible. I have had no problems at all. I live in Fla. so I have the top down a lot. The car is awesome.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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I dont believe you can still order a 2013.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #4
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well I was real happy with my vert until yesterday. I am in Maine and my fifth bow on my top just went out. I am about 2000 miles from WI where I live. I can still get the top up and down but there is a big gap along the back with the top closed.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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My wife and I are going to order her a new '13 vert, and I/we wanna know what the one biggest complaint is against them. I've checked this thread several times and most say about the wear factor being excessively quick, is that still the case? And how about the actual durability of the vert mechanisms? She had an vert beetle and we had to replace the straps and motor within 50k, and we use opened her up maybe 3 times a year. Just trying to see what we are in for sober can make good decision.
***and if its broke, how good is chevy at "fixing" issues?****
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:29 PM   #6
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If you want a lot of sleepless nights and no help from GM to relieve the stress then go ahead and get u one, been there and done that as they say
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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I received my '13 2LT with the RS package last October, drove it through the winter here in northern Virginia (not much snow here this year) and certainly have been taking advantage of every nice day I've had the car to put the top down. I've had one minor issue with a top strut popping off the linkage and that's it. I was able to re-attach the strut and had the dealer check everything out the next day. Other than that, no issues and a permanent grin. I love this car. I recently drove out to Austin, TX and back to DC in 5 days.....did I already say I love this car?

Perhaps my only complaint (if I have to have one) is that you'll be challenged to get a set of golf clubs in the trunk with the top up and it just won't happen with the top down. Your wife will absolutely love this car.

She will want to be careful to keep a decent space between the car and curbs at the front (front clearance is low) and on the sides with the low profile tires (rim rash is easy to come by).
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:58 PM   #8
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I dont believe you can still order a 2013.


according to my guy i can, but who the hell knows, it changes daily. If not it may be for the better with the 14 previewing around the corner.

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well I was real happy with my vert until yesterday. I am in Maine and my fifth bow on my top just went out. I am about 2000 miles from WI where I live. I can still get the top up and down but there is a big gap along the back with the top closed.


have you tried to get a hold of a dealer or chevy to see what the down time is expected to be? and how willing they(dealer/chevy) was to fix the problem or put a bandaid on it?

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If you want a lot of sleepless nights and no help from GM to relieve the stress then go ahead and get u one, been there and done that as they say


how long round about before you started having problems? we've considered the coupe just because i started reading this thread on the forum, that's why i'm trying to get first hand knowledge.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:22 PM   #9
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I will be home on thur. I will see what my dealer says.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:23 PM   #10
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Traded my 2010 SS COUPE for a ZL1 Vert and I must say I work about 60hrs a week and barely get to drive it but once or twice a week for a short time. I love this car. But I only have 300 miles on it and have had it for two and half months now. But if I had a problem I know GM AND MY DEALER WOULD NOT HESITATE TO FIX IT... Any problems I've ever had they always took care of them and quickly. Just my opinion..
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Traded my 2010 SS COUPE for a ZL1 Vert and I must say I work about 60hrs a week and barely get to drive it but once or twice a week for a short time. I love this car. But I only have 300 miles on it and have had it for two and half months now. But if I had a problem I know GM AND MY DEALER WOULD NOT HESITATE TO FIX IT... Any problems I've ever had they always took care of them and quickly. Just my opinion..
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:18 PM   #12
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If you want a lot of sleepless nights and no help from GM to relieve the stress then go ahead and get u one, been there and done that as they say
Had mine for over a year and over 13,000 miles with hundreds of top cycles and no sleepless nights.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:20 PM   #13
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I dont believe you can still order a 2013.
Correct 13's cannot be ordered, in fact I think they are in model changeover right now for the 14's
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #14
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Thanks William love all three of my GM vehicles....
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