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The E46 vert forum. Talk about dropping your E46 top here.

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:42 PM   #21
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I rarely drop the top. But when I do. Maaaaaaaannn I just wanna drive all damn day with time down.


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Old 08-27-2013, 07:52 PM   #22
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Not kidding ... just a newbie here ... back in the day I had a '67 Camaro convertible .. it was a soft top ... that is the term I am familiar with
You must be almost my age. We referred to them as rag tops.

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Old 08-27-2013, 08:00 PM   #23
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I vote for first pic as well.

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I rarely drop the top. But when I do. Maaaaaaaannn I just wanna drive all damn day with time down.
I rarely have mine up. Luckily for me this is my fair weather car, so top stays down 90% of the time
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:12 PM   #24
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Totally get it...we are all blessed to be in verts. Just like to raz folks up a little once in a while, lord knows I took over four years of it in my two 325 Ci verts lol

Thanks for the compliments on the pic, the old man who has the farm, says many stop to ask about taking photos with his barn. He only asks that if we get a good one, if we drop one off for his 'wall'. Can't decide the first one or this one to give him.


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Old 08-31-2013, 08:54 PM   #25
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I go with the first pic - beautiful car!
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:32 PM   #26
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Totally get it...we are all blessed to be in verts. Just like to raz folks up a little once in a while, lord knows I took over four years of it in my two 325 Ci verts lol

Thanks for the compliments on the pic, the old man who has the farm, says many stop to ask about taking photos with his barn. He only asks that if we get a good one, if we drop one off for his 'wall'. Can't decide the first one or this one to give him.

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First pic. No comparison, in my view.

Just love white with red inside. Next time.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:18 PM   #27
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:13 PM   #28
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lord knows I took over four years of it in my two 325 Ci verts lol
I'm on my second 325 vert. First was an E36 with auto tranny and non-sport anything. This one has sport seats, 5-speed, manual top (mixed blessing, no power top issues).

I don't really want an M3 vert. (That's a lie, I just can't justify the higher insurance and higher parts costs right now.) In reality, an M3 vert is an oxymoron. It's not competitive at the track (low torsional rigidity, and most tracks don't allow verts), but damn, it looks good, and the S54 really kicks butt!
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:14 PM   #29
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #30
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I'm on my second 325 vert. First was an E36 with auto tranny and non-sport anything. This one has sport seats, 5-speed, manual top (mixed blessing, no power top issues).

I don't really want an M3 vert. (That's a lie, I just can't justify the higher insurance and higher parts costs right now.) In reality, an M3 vert is an oxymoron. It's not competitive at the track (low torsional rigidity, and most tracks don't allow verts), but damn, it looks good, and the S54 really kicks butt!
Right. Because everyone that buys a vert is gonna track it. You should talk to vert owners that track them. They don't seem to be hurting.
Fact is. The large majority if M owners don't track them at all. So vert or not doesn't matter.



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Old 09-02-2013, 12:29 PM   #31
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:11 PM   #32
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I also love my vert This is my first BMW and really like it more and more everyday. I looked around for one with manual transmission for months and finally was able to get my hands on one. I drive it with top down as much as I can, although its late summer now and we get daily showers in Florida. Looking forward to fall, top down, colder weather!
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Fall weather is the best for a convertible. We went apple picking on the weekend and took the vert for a drive in the country. Very pleasant
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:00 PM   #34
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Re: Totally loving the vert...

Nothing better than dropping the top....(rag top, guess I'm old too)!! Either a warm summer day with the ac blasting mixing in with summers heat or a cool night with the heat on...that swirling mix I love. Never ride with your windows up either! To be honest, my top has been down since last weekend. From the garage at home to work and back, I'm going topless until the weather makes me put it up! :-(

Hey csa714.... I do the same thing! I also say, "dammmmnn, she's sweet"!!

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Old 09-12-2013, 10:02 PM   #35
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Fall weather is the best for a convertible. We went apple picking on the weekend and took the vert for a drive in the country. Very pleasant
Nice.... we are already planning to take the vert on the blue ridge parkway in late October to view the leaves. I can hardly wait!

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #36
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Had a wonderful drive today for a fall leaves viewing. Weather was perfect, low 20s C and barely a cloud to be seen.

Car has been flawless all summer.

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Old 09-29-2013, 08:47 PM   #37
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Nice.... we are already planning to take the vert on the blue ridge parkway in late October to view the leaves. I can hardly wait!

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Just got back from Boone and driving the BR-Parkway. Never get sick of that road and it's turns/views. Drove to/from raleigh with top down and wind deflector up. Awesome weekend but too soon for trees to be changing.

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Old 09-29-2013, 09:58 PM   #38
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i have a love hate relationship with my vert lol. i just wish it could preform as quickly as the coupes and didn't weigh so much. but when i have my top down i could care less but since it's around wintertime I wish I had a coupe haha
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Awesome weekend but too soon for trees to be changing.
North of Montreal, leaves are just entering prime fall colors.

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i have a love hate relationship with my vert lol. i just wish it could preform as quickly as the coupes and didn't weigh so much. but when i have my top down i could care less but since it's around wintertime I wish I had a coupe haha
I've owned fast cars, and while I agree sometimes I think it would be nice to have more power, there is something very therapeutic of the top down and mellow drive.

That being said, I have begun looking for a track build to satisfy my hunger as well, just not as a vert.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:34 PM   #40
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There is NOTHING like driving down country roads mid-day with blue skies and 73F reading on the dash. The smell of fruit stands, corn fields, and trees is an instant stress relief. I don't have the windscreen either, so the wind gets pretty brutal to my daughter in the back seat, but us in the front seat are loving it!
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