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    OK, I have my flame suit firmly in place, the reason I ask is when I look at the picture of the coupe and convert both with tops out, it really doesn't look like you barely have any more open cockpit. I don't have anything against a convert, it just seems like the only thing you get is the loss of seeing the engine.
    Last edited by John; 07-24-2019, 12:26 AM.

  • #2
    When you travel and then park the car with the roof on in the sun...

    the roof gets real hot and when you go to take the roof off you can really burn your hands..

    the power top removes that inconvenience.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JB View Post
      When you travel and then park the car with the roof on in the sun...

      the roof gets real hot and when you go to take the roof off you can really burn your hands..
      Good thing I'm getting white!

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      • #4
        The power top is more convenient to put up/down?

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        • #5
          The roof color isnt going to matter...

          what i do when I take the roof off the targa after its been baking in the sun for any long period time is take my workout gloves or two microfiber handtowels one in each hand to remove the glass tinted roof on my corvette.

          with the trunk or in the c8 the frunk...trust me you will want to wear workout gloves or use to small towels or you can really cook your hands...

          its like touching a hot oven...but you you have to hold on until you put the roof in the proper location..

          i totally get the allure of a power retractable top...

          i just leave the roof off all summer long and a lot of spring and fall..

          i just put the windows up and hope thieves dont reach in amd grab my Valentine one I have hard wired and blendmounted .

          most people dig corvettes so they dont throw sodas or stuff in the open car. They dont steal radar detectors or anything else..

          if Im at a mall or the movies i put the roof back on...because thats asking for trouble with a car left open.

          a power roof for the c8 spyder does have value in situations as I described..

          we are just shooting the breeze and Im not dropping the coin for the spyder yet I still think its a very cool choice to max out the enjoyment of driving convertibles ..

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          • #6
            With the targa, you still have a window and roof structure right behind you. With a 'vert, you're open all the way to the back of the car which results in very different air flow. When the top is down, it doesn't fill up the trunk. And, as others said, it's much more convenient, so you're likely to drive top down even on short drives. And I'd like to see someone put their targa back on at 30 mph when it starts to rain!

            And personally, based on the photos so far, I like the style of the 'vert better.
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            • #7
              Having driven convertible corvettes as well as the targas...the open feeling as described above is quite a bit more apparent...in the convertible.

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              • #8
                I had not thought about hot roofs. First living in the PNW, and second having a yellow top. Thanks JB for the idea of speciality gloves for maybe my C8 would need them?
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                • #9
                  If you store the Targa roof in the rear, as shown in the videos, you lose a lot of the useful cargo space back there.

                  With no Targa roof in there, the rear luggage space looks big enough to smuggle a 12 year old into a drive in movie.

                  Maybe my mind will change when I see it, but the engine under glass is not a high priority for me.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Milliwatt Rob View Post
                    With no Targa roof in there, the rear luggage space looks big enough to smuggle a 12 year old into a drive in movie.
                    LOL.

                    Some more characters to keep the software happy.
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                    • #11
                      You do know all the drive ins are closed right...

                      your dating all of us...

                      we all know what you are suggesting...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JB View Post
                        You do know all the drive ins are closed right...
                        Nah, there are still quite a few around the country. Not like in their heyday, but they're still around. My club has done a drive-in movie cruise a few times.

                        https://www.google.com/search?q=driv...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JB View Post
                          You do know all the drive ins are closed right...

                          your dating all of us...

                          we all know what you are suggesting...
                          Hey still have a few drive ins...lol

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                          • #14
                            I'm a convertible guy..... If the top doesn't go down, I'm not a buyer. Our C7, i8 and Ferrari are all 'verts'. When I sold our Aston Martin a few weeks back it was an issue. The top was very wrinkled from being down for several months. For the most part, the tops go down in early spring and up in early winter. We just have learned over many decades to deal with the minor inconveniences. With the C8, the 'vert' will likely have more storage space than any prior Corvette 'vert'!
                            Last edited by tooold2race; 07-23-2019, 10:55 PM.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Phil1098 View Post
                              OK, I have my flame suit firmly in place, the reason I ask is when I look at the picture of the coupe and convert both with tops out, it really doesn't look like you barely have any more open cockpit. I don't have anything against a convert, it just seems like the only thing you get is the loss of seeing the engine. Flame away folks!
                              I have the same concern. I have not sat in a C8, but from the pictures I've seen, it appears visibility is poor, thanks to the big opaque buttresses, both coupe and spider.

                              And the spider does not have exposed engine.

                              So what's the point of the added expense of a spider?

                              My C6 convertible has 360 degree visibility with the top down.

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