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Old 08-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #51
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what are your views on a beige vert top? black and the blue would look nice and you dont see alot of beige tops, mostly all are black. thanks
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:49 AM   #52
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what are your views on a beige vert top? black and the blue would look nice and you dont see alot of beige tops, mostly all are black. thanks
IMO, I don't care for beige tops and I think resale would be more difficult, although, it may not be, due to there being so few. Go for what you like.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:38 PM   #53
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i wish i couild see some beige verts in person. all are black.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:03 PM   #54
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #55
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any of you folks have opinion. looked at a new 2013 black 2lt vert on lot. new with 58 miles. but build date sept. 2012, so car a year old. non rs, polished rims, with nav. its under invoice now at 34K with the gm rebate. i am still toying with whether a coupe or vert. but this car a year old, not sold. is that a red flag? i guess this may be a good test sitting out a year, if no leaks or not. is a nice car. had several 14 there too . i am considering a 2014 2 LT coupe too. the back seat is not wide in vert due to thick side panels in back. thanks
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #56
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i test drove a vert and coupe today at dealer. both new cars, 1LT coupe and 2LT vert. i noticed road noise is more on vert with top up. kept looking back thinking back window was open. is this normal? the area behind back seat is open to trunk, so maybe that was it too. coupe was quiter but both drove the same. little more blind spots in vert . thanks
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #57
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i test drove a vert and coupe today at dealer. both new cars, 1LT coupe and 2LT vert. i noticed road noise is more on vert with top up. kept looking back thinking back window was open. is this normal? the area behind back seat is open to trunk, so maybe that was it too. coupe was quiter but both drove the same. little more blind spots in vert . thanks
These comments are all spot on IMO.

Try to get the rear view camera, that will really help with backing out the convertible. You can literally see NOTHING when back out the vert.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:06 AM   #58
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rear camera is standard on the verts, along with a subwoofer. but after i put the top up, my gf and i checked it over and it looked ok thus far. again, this car been sitting alot with only 58 miles. rebates on these will prob increase 9/3. the salesman was able to sit in back, but the think wide side panel pushed him over to middle. but, i wont really have any adults riding in back, just my 9 yr old son.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:22 PM   #59
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test drove the vert and noticed road noise from back, thought rear quarter window was open a little. salesman sitting in back said vert has more road noise. no filler from back seat, open to trunk. is this normal for the vert? test drove coupe and quieter.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:26 PM   #60
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test drove the vert and noticed road noise from back, thought rear quarter window was open a little. salesman sitting in back said vert has more road noise. no filler from back seat, open to trunk. is this normal for the vert? test drove coupe and quieter.
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Yes it's normal, the coupe not only has the enclosed trunk, the back seat helps insulate noise, if you put the back seat down in a coupe it will be noisier too. That and the fact you have less sound insulation with the cloth top to begin with the convertible will be louder.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:43 PM   #61
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oh ok, i figured that would be the case. as long as theres nothing wrong with the car, top, insulation, etc. i am interested in this one possilbly. i do know my 98 firebird is loud anyway, due to open area back, hatchback, etc. but the salesman pointed out the noiser vert noise. too. i guess thats why the BA system is in the car to drown out the noise. lol. but both cars drove real nice, but i still caught myself looking out the back window of vert changing lanes.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:50 PM   #62
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oh ok, i figured that would be the case. as long as theres nothing wrong with the car, top, insulation, etc. i am interested in this one possilbly. i do know my 98 firebird is loud anyway, due to open area back, hatchback, etc. but the salesman pointed out the noiser vert noise. too. i guess thats why the BA system is in the car to drown out the noise. lol. but both cars drove real nice, but i still caught myself looking out the back window of vert changing lanes.
Put a nice exhaust on it and you won't care about it being noisier, you can hear the exhaust better
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:47 PM   #63
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Put a nice exhaust on it and you won't care about it being noisier, you can hear the exhaust better
What exhaust are you running on yours Angrybird?
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:46 AM   #64
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i also noticed the new camaros dont come with alarms on them? just onstar. what about vandalism and stuff? if someone trys to cut the top, no alarm to go off? my old 98 firebird came with alarm on it.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:26 AM   #65
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i also noticed the new camaros dont come with alarms on them? just onstar. what about vandalism and stuff? if someone trys to cut the top, no alarm to go off? my old 98 firebird came with alarm on it.
Yes it does but it only blows the horn and flashes the lights. The light sensor on the dash has an LED in it that flashes when the security system is armed. If you lock the car with the remote it should arm 15-30 seconds later or if you hit the lock button twice it should arm immediately. If any door, trunk or hood are opened without unlocking it with the fob the alarm should sound.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:27 AM   #66
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What exhaust are you running on yours Angrybird?
MRT V2. I like it a lot since it seasoned in.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:09 AM   #67
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MRT V2. I like it a lot since it seasoned in.
I'm still debating what to do with my exhaust and the MRT V2 is at the top of the list. Did you just do the axle back, or did you change anything else like cats or resonator?
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #68
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Top up? You mean the top goes up?
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #69
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I'm still debating what to do with my exhaust and the MRT V2 is at the top of the list. Did you just do the axle back, or did you change anything else like cats or resonator?
Just the axle Back. the only other thing I have done is the Vmax ported throttle body, if you haven't gotten one that should be one of your top mods, along with a catch can.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #70
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oh ok. the dealer said it doesnt have sensors if someone tried to break window or cut the top up
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oh ok. the dealer said it doesnt have sensors if someone tried to break window or cut the top up
I misunderstood your question, just say I have owned at least 7 convertibles and have never had a top cut or vandalized. The only car I have had a window broken out and something stolen out of it was in 1974. I don't base my buying of cars on fear of what might happen, if you did you wouldn't ever buy any car. Just buy and enjoy and keep your insurance up to date.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:57 PM   #72
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oh ok. wow, 1974. you got a good memory!! hell, i cant remember what i had for lunch today, let alone what i did in 74. i was a sophomore in high school i do remember that! lol.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #73
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oh ok. wow, 1974. you got a good memory!! hell, i cant remember what i had for lunch today, let alone what i did in 74. i was a sophomore in high school i do remember that! lol.
Well I remember that better than what happened yesterday. Bad things do tend to burn into your memory. Heck I can still remember me and my best friend getting into trouble when we were four for setting the alley on fire.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #74
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lol. do you have a CAI on your car? i know nothing about them but hear about perf gains.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #75
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lol. do you have a CAI on your car? i know nothing about them but hear about perf gains.
No, I haven't. I have had them on other cars and what performance gains they may have had were not really noticeable in the seat of the pants. I weigh the cost and I just haven't been able to justify it in my mind. But others may feel differently.
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