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Manual or Powered hood?

The time is coming soon (couple of months or so) for a new car. Seems liek we are heading to change our GTV for a Spider whilst we are still without child!
I have been wondering though whether to get a model with Manual or Power hood. The car will be second hand so there will be the usual pros and cons. Second hand you could hope that any common issues have already appeared and consequently been resolved etc.
So which roof???
Or should I just not get a Spider and have a 3.0 GTV? I like the idea of summer (I know) open top driving though.
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Re: Manual or Powered hood?

Punts had a few problems with the power roof on our Spider.It needs to be adjusted just right and the cables correctly tensioned on a regular basis.Ours also needed a new motor which cost 200 quid.Trouble is,you probably won`t find a manual roof unless you go for a non lusso,with cloth and no air con.Non Lussos are pretty rare.
But power roof is great when it works and quick.Ultimately the Spider doesn`t handle aswell and has more scuttle shake than the GTV,but I reckon its worth its worth it for the times you can enjoy a roof down blast.Spiders are still comfortable with the roof down at 90mph plus,and have a good heater,so you`ll get the roof down quite a lot.
The main problem with getting a Spider is finding a good one as they are already quite a bit rarer than the GTV.

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