Originally Posted by Twinport
Nice snapping there! Yup, itís the 8. Interesting that convertibles are going back to canvas hoods nowadays. Makes for a better looking car mind.
Well the trend away from those folding metal tops is for a while now, let's be honest, few managed a good looking shape (3/4 series, Volovo C70, but few others), and approx. 101% of them were leaking at some sealing at some point. Add in the weight penalty, manufacturing cost and follow up warranty cost due to the complexity, and - again for complexity and weight reasons - not being able to open at anything more than walking pace if at all in move, plus the improved sound Isolation and durability of fabric roofs nowadays, and few "pro" arguments remain. Even the "slicing uzp a cabrio roof" has gone back IMO, I guess some cheap "key less entry hack devices" offer a much easier way nowadays to break into cars...