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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:06 PM
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I actually wents to Rolfs yesterday,he had 5 d90s in stock and he actually talked me out of buying a soft top as a daily driver. Very noisy inside and pita to take on and off. I wa very dissapointed but I appreciated the honesty. How do you guys cope with soft tops as dailys? Damn, he said so loud that you cant even carry out a normal conversation?
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:19 PM
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I owned a 94 ST for 4 yrs and used it daily except on really cold Jersey days. It's obviously not quiet by any stretch, but I did not find it obstrusive enough to not be able to carry a conversation. Drove it as far north to Vermont and as far south to VA beach with just the surrey top... I was more annoyed with the flapping sound and the worn out shocks than noise... Get a good sound system, crank it up and you'll be fine. . I may be biased but IMHO soft tops are much for fun.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:19 PM
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I actually wents to Rolfs yesterday,he had 5 d90s in stock and he actually talked me out of buying a soft top as a daily driver. Very noisy inside and pita to take on and off. I wa very dissapointed but I appreciated the honesty. How do you guys cope with soft tops as dailys? Damn, he said so loud that you cant even carry out a normal conversation?

You buy a Badger top and you adapt. If it is a second car, get the soft top. It's not like you are going to drive it in the winter salt.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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fitted with new badger top, cabin noise not an issue. not much louder than my 110. if u like the st, i would not let cabin noise dissuade you
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:41 PM
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You buy a Badger top and you adapt. If it is a second car, get the soft top. It's not like you are going to drive it in the winter salt.
I thought driving in the winter would be the definition of daily driver?
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Sorry, but whats a badger top? Available new? Cost?

Thanks you guys are great!
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Old November 25th, 2012, 04:57 PM
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just checked out website, yikes thats expensivo!! is gutter kit necessary with the st?
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Old November 25th, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Old November 25th, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Not criticizing just playing Devil's advocate -

You're paying a $6 toll for a 10 mile stretch of your daily commute and you're willing to pay new plus prices for a 15 year old rig but you're worried about the cost of a good soft top? What's that about $1,400/year?

Just make sure you're serious about commuting in one of these rigs before you buy one. Transaction costs - buy then sell with regrets then buy to replace - are a bad way to save money.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 07:58 AM
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You make valid points, I was just implying that its a lot of money for a top but frkm what ive read they are the best. Trust me im in no rush but its difficult to be sure your making the right decision when buying one of these as a daily. How have some of you guys come to own one as dailys and what kind of car were you driving prior? I would to spend a day or so with one any volunteers? How bout we trade for a few days, I have a pretty cool 1996 911 c4s, im serious btw, must be a 97 preferably a ST.

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Old November 26th, 2012, 08:01 AM
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That's very nice indeed. Josh should be back soon and we can have him schedule an NYC Meetup ... Not sure if anyone has a 97 auto. But plenty of other trucks to look at.
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Great would love to meet you guys and discuss what to look for in a d90, rust etc;. Heres another one of my cars I would consider trading for a few days, shes a cream puff.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Oops..how bout this
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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:09 AM
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Great would love to meet you guys and discuss what to look for in a d90, rust etc;. Heres another one of my cars I would consider trading for a few days, shes a cream puff.
We should have an NYC meetup so josh can hand out the lavish gifts he got for us in the UK
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Old November 26th, 2012, 11:59 AM
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How bout we trade for a few days, I have a pretty cool 1996 911 c4s, im serious btw, must be a 97 preferably a ST.
I'd trade for a day in a heartbeat if I were local! That is a fantastic 993.
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