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What type of seater do you prefer as a convertible? And why?
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A few months ago I drove a four seater Ford Mustang (2012). The car performance was great! I press the gas pedal and off I went – Awesome!! However, the design of the four seater convertibles are terrible in my opinion when the top is down. Its hard to carry a conversation with those that are seated behind you. And those that are seated behind you are unable to converse or hear the radio, and are blown away by the wind.

Based on my experience with four seater, I'm making a leap that the two seater is really what I want. First, no one is seating behind thus I do not have to worry/remember to keep them in the loop when I have a conversation with the one seated beside me. Second I can keep the top down and not have to be concern of blowing your back seat passengers away. Problem solved. What's your opinion?
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Four seater since it is more practical. Good luck with moving anything other than groceries in a two seater

Just have your conversations with the top up when there is 4 and top down when there is two if that is an option.

I'm not even a car guy to begin with but I thought I would help Macht_gut out in keeping it alive
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four is always better than 2 :)
space to fit in more people :)


here a car is a proper 4 or 5 seater
Posted 5/3/12
I had a bmw 328i convertible for 7 years, if you wanna have conversation while driving fast you can install the wind blocker that goes right behind you and the rear passengers, makes the wind flow less harsh, also keeps your hair straight.

I'm now considering a Jaguar XKR, which is also a 4 seater convertible. Was considering a porsche boxster or cadillac XLR 2 seater verts, but they're way too small, for the same price you get more bang (and space) for your buck!

I do like how the newer mustangs odometers wave hi to you everytime you start em
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funnyginsan wrote:

Four seater since it is more practical. Good luck with moving anything other than groceries in a two seater

Just have your conversations with the top up when there is 4 and top down when there is two if that is an option.

I'm not even a car guy to begin with but I thought I would help Macht_gut out in keeping it alive


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Guys, thanks for responding. It seems that the majority believes that a four seater is better and an after-market product is available. But if an aftermarket product is available why is it not included in the built of the vehicle? In otherwords why is it not incorporated?

Sorry Funnyginsan - still learning. :)

To answer your question, yes it would be better if you had more than 2 (driver included ) people to simply put the top up. But that defeats the purpose of having a convertible. Why should I when, in my view unless it is raining, the convertible is best driven with the top down, awesome tunes playing, etc.

I'm kinda drawn to the two seaters. I guess because they are small and easily manuever in traffic. Saw a MG 1977 for sale- cherry red with black soft top. Luv it but was advised not to get it as they had lots of problems.
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Why not get the convertibles that only require a push of a button to put the top up and down? I mean .... if you are going to splurge, might as well do it right.

Running to put the top up during a rain storm seems like a hassle

as for the tunes - with the top up you could hear it better and not bother other drivers who may not share your view on music XD
Posted 5/4/12
Your solution is to do what I'm doing - get an s.u.v. and a convertible. Don't have the convertible as your daily driver for school/work, It saves you a ton on your car insurance by switching to Geico j/k!
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JListCharlie wrote:

Your solution is to do what I'm doing - get an s.u.v. and a convertible. Don't have the convertible as your daily driver for school/work, It saves you a ton on your car insurance by switching to Geico j/k!


Well, I have the SUV just need the convertible. Deciding make and model is hard. I've been told to get a second used certified convertible would be best. I do know what I would like with my convertible: Cherry red with hard top, black leather interior, GPS, cell integration, side mirrors heated with wipers, driver and passenger independent temperature control with heated seats. Think that is it – oops almost forgot laser for those slow pokes on the fast lane (ha).

But seriously, do you actually used the extra storage with your four seater? Do you normally have more than yourself in your convertible?
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Depends which vert you buy, in the bmw the trunk space is tiny (where the rag top folds into), so the back seats do come in handy. All the 2 seater verts i've seen are just too small. Personally i like the exterioir body styling of 4 seater verts. If you compare em, they both get about the same mpg anyway.

I use to take my dogs out with the convertible and they love the wind in their face (riding in back seat) Ive had my 4 seater for 7 years, and i'd say I drove 4 people around maybe less than 20 times, usually 1 or 2 other people once a week.

Which hard top convertibles are you considering?
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macht_gut wrote:

A few months ago I drove a four seater Ford Mustang (2012). The car performance was great! I press the gas pedal and off I went – Awesome!! However, the design of the four seater convertibles are terrible in my opinion when the top is down. Its hard to carry a conversation with those that are seated behind you. And those that are seated behind you are unable to converse or hear the radio, and are blown away by the wind.

Based on my experience with four seater, I'm making a leap that the two seater is really what I want. First, no one is seating behind thus I do not have to worry/remember to keep them in the loop when I have a conversation with the one seated beside me. Second I can keep the top down and not have to be concern of blowing your back seat passengers away. Problem solved. What's your opinion?


a brand new convertible is out of my class.
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macht_gut wrote:

A few months ago I drove a four seater Ford Mustang (2012). The car performance was great! I press the gas pedal and off I went – Awesome!! However, the design of the four seater convertibles are terrible in my opinion when the top is down. Its hard to carry a conversation with those that are seated behind you. And those that are seated behind you are unable to converse or hear the radio, and are blown away by the wind.

Based on my experience with four seater, I'm making a leap that the two seater is really what I want. First, no one is seating behind thus I do not have to worry/remember to keep them in the loop when I have a conversation with the one seated beside me. Second I can keep the top down and not have to be concern of blowing your back seat passengers away. Problem solved. What's your opinion?


2 seater is awesome but a brand new convertible is out of my class.
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macht_gut wrote:


JListCharlie wrote:

Your solution is to do what I'm doing - get an s.u.v. and a convertible. Don't have the convertible as your daily driver for school/work, It saves you a ton on your car insurance by switching to Geico j/k!


Well, I have the SUV just need the convertible. Deciding make and model is hard. I've been told to get a second used certified convertible would be best. I do know what I would like with my convertible: Cherry red with hard top, black leather interior, GPS, cell integration, side mirrors heated with wipers, driver and passenger independent temperature control with heated seats. Think that is it – oops almost forgot laser for those slow pokes on the fast lane (ha).

But seriously, do you actually used the extra storage with your four seater? Do you normally have more than yourself in your convertible?


S2000 if u like power
Miata if u want just a whatever car
BMW ci if u want to show off
That' goes for Audi and Mercedes, but personally i would get s2k

I had a convertible mustang before. Fun but around corners the Japanese cars feel so much nicer.
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Two seats. If I ever was to get a convertible It'd be a balls-out monster, so the cage would prevent taking more than one passenger.
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