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Thats cool!!



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2008Bullitt0867 said:
Thats cool!!



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That IS cool! Ford should think about offering it! Best of both worlds! I take this back. Ford SHOULD NOT consider it. It's cool, but I had a '57-'59 flashback!
 

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Amazing technology!!! :)

But I don't like the look of the roof line when it's up.

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I love those things!

The old Ford hardtop-converts in the '60s, the '96 Mitsu 3KGT, the '08 Mazda MX5 - all of those I'd just about pay to watch 'em "do their thing".
 

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There is a downside (or two) to these retractable hardtops...these systems add a lot of weight, much of it at the upper levels which raises the vehicle's center of gravity. That can affect the car's handling noticeably.

Also, the complexity of the systems sometimes lead to catastrophic failures, such as what happened to this brand new 3-series BMW.

 

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Too cool....Must be a European thing.........
 

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JC2954 said:
I love those things!

The old Ford hardtop-converts in the '60s, the '96 Mitsu 3KGT, the '08 Mazda MX5 - all of those I'd just about pay to watch 'em "do their thing".
Yeah, Scott, they were cool, but as an old f*rt that was there to witness these so-called "wonders" ('57-'59 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliners) back in the day, I can tell you that the goofy things didn't work right, drove the people that owned them nuts, and became one big giant pain in the a** for Ford. Thus, they were scrapped after '59. I'm sure they're a whole lot more reliable today, though. (Scratch that. I just saw SurfGuitar's post #9 above!)
 
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