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    3 series soft-top convertible vs 3 series hard-top convertible.

    guys, i'll be buying a 3 series convertible but i'm having a headache over which version to get. thus would require your opinion.

    in '07, the 3 series hard-top convertible would be released. whats the problems associated with each? any potential problems to look out for??

    thanks for your help!

    Cheers!

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    Re: 3 series soft-top convertible vs 3 series hard-top convertible.

    imo, hardtop convertibles looks better, and more "solid" due to hard top.

    The 07 3 series convertible not here yet so how to compare?? ha

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    Re: 3 series soft-top convertible vs 3 series hard-top convertible.

    I tot the E92 'vert only comes with a folding metal roof?

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    Re: 3 series soft-top convertible vs 3 series hard-top convertible.

    Hard top:

    - Perhaps lesser creaks ? (Just a hunch)
    - Best of both worlds, but lack the soft-top cabrio feel......

    Soft top:

    - Needs simple maintenance like application of impregnating solution.
    - Ease of damage, canvas subject to wear and tear, vandalism


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    Re: 3 series soft-top convertible vs 3 series hard-top convertible.

    in Singapore...
    Hard Top wins hands down...
    better heat insulation?
    feel safer during monsoon season?
    not so worried driving it into neighbouring country...
    less farkers sticking cigarettes, gum, tissue on your top?

    only worry? PML mechanics having the first go at your roof without prior experiences...
    Besser ein ehrlicher Feind als ein falscher Freund...


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    Re: 3 series soft-top convertible vs 3 series hard-top convertible.

    Quote Originally Posted by pilotsnoopy View Post
    in Singapore...
    Hard Top wins hands down...
    better heat insulation?
    feel safer during monsoon season?
    not so worried driving it into neighbouring country...
    less farkers sticking cigarettes, gum, tissue on your top?

    only worry? PML mechanics having the first go at your roof without prior experiences...
    Hear hear (20 chars thingy)
    Now the dream is closer to reality. YEAH!!!!!!


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    Re: 3 series soft-top convertible vs 3 series hard-top convertible.

    Quote Originally Posted by axl View Post
    I tot the E92 'vert only comes with a folding metal roof?
    i thought so too .

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    Re: 3 series soft-top convertible vs 3 series hard-top convertible.

    Quote Originally Posted by pilotsnoopy View Post
    in Singapore...
    Hard Top wins hands down...
    better heat insulation?
    feel safer during monsoon season?
    Are these just guesses?

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    Re: 3 series soft-top convertible vs 3 series hard-top convertible.

    Quote Originally Posted by mao View Post
    guys, i'll be buying a 3 series convertible but i'm having a headache over which version to get. thus would require your opinion.

    in '07, the 3 series hard-top convertible would be released. whats the problems associated with each? any potential problems to look out for??

    thanks for your help!

    Cheers!
    Suggest you wait for the hard-top convertible.
    2 cars in one.

    Also, better noise insulation at high speed.

    Get the 335, all the grunt will be best explioted with the hard-top.

    Cheers

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