what is the point of buying a convertible if you are not going to get the roof down at every avsalable opertunity ??
its a lovely day and the amount of drop#heads i have seen drive by with the roof up is astounding !
is it just me ???
Yes, it's just you, but that's okay. You're forgiven. You're still new here and you're still learning. Just don't let it happen again.
I used to be as adamant as you are about people putting the top down whenever possible, but since owning one I've cut back on my militarism.
I have to say there are times when I leave the roof up. Often they're when I'm taking the car out for a milk run and I know it is going to take me more time to play with the roof [take the roof down (in my garage), put the roof up (in the parking lot), take the roof down (in the parking lot) and put the roof up (in my garage)] that it actually takes me to drive to the store and purchase my milk.
Keep in mind taking the top down involves slightly more than pushing a button. It also rolling and stuffing towels, checking that the material folded properly and sometimes fighting with reluctant clips (although that's more a battle when closing the roof). Besides the clips, putting the top back up usually involves playing with the manual windows as I'm stretched across the width of the car and making sure that the windows aren't pinching the interior part of the roof.
I don't always put the roof up when I leave it parked. It depends on the parking lot, the location, the feeling I get from the people around at the time, the weather, the time of day, etc. Sometimes it is just easier to leave it down.
The odd time that I'm forced to take the spider when I've got a business meeting, I tend not to put the roof down until after I'm done working. There is just no way that I can make myself look presentable enough to conduct business after a wind-whipping buzz down the 401. It's just not possible.
Now all that said the roof is down for the vast majority of the time the car is on the road.