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Old 07-21-2013, 04:30 PM   #51
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Incredible. This was the result of a storm that blew thru town the other night & dropped 4 inches of rain in 2 hours. Heard there was a Camaro flooded out back in our neighborhood, with water halfway of the door... Didn't realize it made it to the roof. After the water went down, we drove thru looking at storm damage and saw the sad sight, sitting in the middle of the road, with evidence of water having been over the hood.

BTW, OP, I have an '11 convertible as well, and love it. No issues, though I do admit babying the top. in addition to using the tonneau cover every time the top is down, I use a large piece of felt to protect the top's edges from rubbing against the tonneau. No rub marks at all.
Yeah a very sad sight indeed. We have had so much rain, I wanted to put mine in the Fun Fest car show yesterday but with all the rain I didn't have time to clean it up and then we had a downpour yesterday morning so I gave up trying.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:05 PM   #52
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Great looking cars, you aren't partial to red are you?
Sure looks that way. I did specifically look for red with the first one. For the other two it just happened to be the color of the model I was looking for at the time of trade.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:00 AM   #53
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Loving mine. I did have the top replaced this year under warranty. There is a rattle that it will go in for when I'm not dropping the top every day so I don't lose any enjoyment of it if they keep it for a week again. The cover is quite easy to put on once you figure out a good system of doing it. I used to have to go back and forth from one side to the other to get it all tucked and clipped in but can do it by going to each side once now. You can't beat the enjoyment of a convertible!
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:02 PM   #54
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Zero issues here. I keep mine parked in a garage and take it out on sunny days, which is almost everyday in southern CA. Top has been up and down hundreds and hundreds of times. My only complaint is that the top doesn't go up or down while your car is in motion when you absolutely need it. Another things is that you have to talk a little louder when you sync your Bluetooth phone while making or receiving phone calls while the top is down. Other than that, the ride is exhilarating!
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:45 AM   #55
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Zero issues here. I keep mine parked in a garage and take it out on sunny days, which is almost everyday in southern CA. Top has been up and down hundreds and hundreds of times. My only complaint is that the top doesn't go up or down while your car is in motion when you absolutely need it. Another things is that you have to talk a little louder when you sync your Bluetooth phone while making or receiving phone calls while the top is down. Other than that, the ride is exhilarating!
I was actually surprised at how well the Bluetooth works with the top down. I thought I'd have to pull over for the person on the other end to hear me but I haven't had any issues even at 75+mph.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:28 PM   #56
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Traded my wife's 2010 Coupe for a 13 ZL1 Vert. We don't drive it everyday but we absolutely love the car and have no regrets.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #57
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can someone explain what changes were made for improvement on the 2013 and if any for 2014? i seen maybe cord and water bags are improved. looking at new 13 and 14 and also coupes too. i guess Haartz makes the fabric per Magna when i called them today. magna fits the top. i dont want to buy a headach. my car would be daily driver, live in kansas city. thanks!
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:21 PM   #58
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these reviews on verts seem more positive. makes me feel a little better to consider a 13 or 14. i would expect some rub marks, and some wear, its canvas. my boat covers are canvas, and nothing is perfect there. i am a little OCD on my cars being clean thoiugh, and i take care of them. but maybe its just a crapsshoot tool. maybe verts just have a few issues with rub, etc that one can just overlook. but leaks one cannot.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:56 AM   #59
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We got our vert, see pics in "my garage". We absolutely love it thus far. Thanks again guys for the options and what to look for.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:53 PM   #60
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do you guys all like black tops over the available beige? seems most are happy despite the problems. i am looking at new 13 and 14 vert and coupe, non RS, for a daily drvier.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:21 PM   #61
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do you guys all like black tops over the available beige? seems most are happy despite the problems. i am looking at new 13 and 14 vert and coupe, non RS, for a daily drvier.
Based on my experience with the tan top on my Saturn Sky I had I would say that it would show dirt easier but the black shows rub marks more. My tan top was bad to get black streaks from the rain we get. But if you never drive or leave yours out in the rain it wouldn't be an issue.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #62
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how come the back windows on the coupe dont go down, but the vert they do? seems they could configure them to work. with the coupe, the blind spots almost seem as bad as the vert. the back window is def. smaller. but, i could never understand that. but, come to think of it, i guess Mustangs are the same way. they dont havve back window in coupe, but verts they do.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:46 PM   #63
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how come the back windows on the coupe dont go down, but the vert they do? seems they could configure them to work. with the coupe, the blind spots almost seem as bad as the vert. the back window is def. smaller. but, i could never understand that. but, come to think of it, i guess Mustangs are the same way. they dont havve back window in coupe, but verts they do.
Structural stiffness and extra weight. Cutting out that area they would need to add additional bracing to make up for it and then the extra weight for the window mechanism.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:37 AM   #64
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question. what happens to the vert if you drive it in rain/cold, like december, and its 39 or so, then that nite it drops to 20 and freezes? what happens to the canvas, water bags, etc? thanks
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:42 AM   #65
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They freeze? Mine did ok.


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Old 08-06-2013, 10:42 AM   #66
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question. what happens to the vert if you drive it in rain/cold, like december, and its 39 or so, then that nite it drops to 20 and freezes? what happens to the canvas, water bags, etc? thanks
The water bag will get very stiff and could tear easier. But I think if it gets that cold there is a cold temperature cutoff that if it senses the temperature is below freezing the motor will not run. But I wouldn't put the top down when it's that cold in the first place.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:27 AM   #67
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ok thanks. i was wondering as if those bags held water after a rain, and it got real cold if that would be a problem. the dealer very hush hush on answering questions on vert problems
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:13 AM   #68
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I would be concerned if there was a heavy rain and then a deep freeze. You could end up with a big piece of ice sitting in the water bag. I guess as long as you don't try to put the top down it probably wouldn't hurt anything. I drove mine for one winter so far with no issues. If you park in a garage at night it shouldn't be an problem.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:40 AM   #69
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is there a way to see these bags easily when looking at the new verts, or are they hidden and have to disasemble the car to see them?
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:48 AM   #70
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Only way to see them is in the trunk. But in three years of production I haven't heard of any problems from freezing water yet.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #71
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ok thanks for answering all my questions.
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