I gotta agree with the second point, namely, the only time the roof was
on my car when I used to drive it regularly was when:
a) it was raining, and
b) the car was standing still.
The sunny-day-only convertible driver is a bit of a poser (albeit a much
lesser one) as well. ;-)
Of course this all comes from a person who neglected to drive his TR6
for 9 years while enjoying a VW GTI. So trash me if you wish... But when
I did drive it, the top was always down!
76 TR6 (CF58310 UO) (it'll be on the road soon)
87 VW GTI (daily driver, and damn fun but no rag :-( )
Calgary AB Canada
PS. Not intended as a "my dad can beat up your dad" exchange, I
personally just like to have the roof off all the time. On the VW I
usually have the sunroof open.
From: Peter Mchugh [SMTP:Peter.Mchugh@faa.dot.gov]
Sent: Monday, May 12, 1997 11:38 AM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Phony Sportscar!
The explanation is simple...you have a real sports car!
build such a thing in Japan...and only barely on the
BTW, what did you mean "If the sun is bright, the top is
What do you think 4th gear, 3500 RPM and the windshield are
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Subject: Phony Sportscar!
Author: firstname.lastname@example.org at Internet
Date: 5/11/97 8:12 PM
Wow! I recant my nomination of the Merc. 450SL as the droptop
never seen with the topdown. My new nominee? The Mazda Miata!
Let me explain. Today, we finally got a spectacular spring
sunny, temps in the high 60's. Me and the Mrs. went for a tour
beaches in our area.(Rhode Island) From Charlestown to
enjoyed a perfect top down day. Thing is, we must've seen at
dozen, if not more, Miata's. And guess what-only ONE had the top
I don't get it. For me, this is perfect top down weather, not
broiling mid summer days that melt your butt into the vinyl.
So what's up with the Mazda crowd? I've been driving droptop's
makes for 23 years now, and I've never seen a bigger bunch of
Excepting, maybe, the gold neck chain and Corvette guys of the
I'd swear several of them had the windows rolled up and the A/C
this the car of choice for people who want the sports car image,
can't stand to get their hair messed up?
Or, maybe the toupee needs a reglue? I hate to group people, but
word "poser" surely seem to fit!
As for me, I intend to keep using the TR6 way it should be- If
is bright, the top is outta sight! (Also summer nights cruising
Well thanks for letting me rant! I just can't figure why you'd
convertable and then never use it's best feature.