Driving with the roof down at night!

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Driving with the roof down at night!

Post by ph001 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:39 am

Anybody else do it? You do get some strange looks admittedly but get some watts into the seats and the heaters turned up and I think it's a great experience... especially on a clear night. Guys at work think I'm a weirdo!
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Post by Ducklakeview » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:46 am

Do it all the time!

If I'm out in the zed, the roof is down unless it's raining heavily..

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Post by ph001 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:56 am

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Post by LimpMisfit » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:36 am

All the time; it is especially nice on a clear night with a good bright moon. Looks quite magical :thumbsup:
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Post by Crazy Harry » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:59 am

+1 :thumbsup:

Roof only up if its parked or I can't drive fast enough to stop the inside getting wet :lol: Did Manchester back to Norfolk on Monday night top down - if not it wasn't worth buying a roadster!

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Post by Havard » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:00 am

Having a missus who is cold when the house is 22 degrees, it's a non starter for me.

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Post by Vonlipvig » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:00 am

Mine was down when I went to pick the wife up from the station last night, passed someone else with it down as well. However, now she has a koala hat with bright pink bobbles, she might have to stay out of the car...
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Post by Taz » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:00 am

I thought it was illegal to drive with the roof up

Last week I drove from Poole to saddleworth. Set off at 10pm and got back at 2am. At 2am it was 1.5 degrees. My knees and hands were numb but I did it :)

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Post by MrPT » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:42 am

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Post by Huzee666 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:27 am

Totally agree, why wouldn't you put the roof down at every available opportunity, during the summer someone at work thought my roof wasn't working as he'd never seen me with it up ! Looking forward to parking up on the seafront this weekend to watch a fire work display, roof down nice and warm in the cockpit listening to some metal, perfect :thumbsup:
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Post by SUBstandard » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:29 am

Yes, I do it all the time, but you do get some strange looks. Heated seats on and heating on high. If the cars on the road, the roofs down!

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Post by Paulr » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:08 pm

One of my favourite times to drop the hood is at night. Love looking at the stars!
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Post by Bottom » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:01 pm

Me too, it’s one of the great pleasures in life.

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Post by PinkPineapple44 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:35 pm

Finished work a few hours late last night...best part of the day was the 10pm topless razz :thumbsup:

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Post by rj-ph » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:57 pm

Did it years ago in an MGB until one winter night it felt as though I was driving through a series of cobwebs that I kept trying to brush off my face. Then realised that it was the veins in my face freezing up! Heaters not so efficient then. Happy with a coupé now.

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