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Old 07-06-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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Top up and down at what temps?

Last Sunday, it was close to 90 when i decided to head for home. I have not set a 'Put the top up" temperature yet. I do usually wait until it's 64 out to put it down. I drove home with it down. It was hot sitting at a light in the sun I have to admit.

Your top down temp is:

Your top up temp is:

my down is 64
my up should be 90

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Old 07-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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My car has a heater and A/C. Everytime I drive my Boxster the top is down.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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I don't go by temp, I go by feel. If I start feeling like its too damn hot, up the top goes. On comes the A/C. Baking on black leather seats is not my idea of fun. I actually prefer it cooler with the top down. So its just comfortable. Night time is great for top down driving in the summer, or early morning.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:16 AM   #4
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living in southern texas I can tell you when its above 90 top is up; below 90 top down ! which basically means in the summer I only drive with it down in the evenings !
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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It's a bit mood dependant, but generally between 50 and 90+ . If it's 50 I may have the heat on, and the A/C if it's hot and humid.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:50 AM   #6
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #7
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Top is always down - never too hot, never too cold. Unless its raining.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:12 AM   #8
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Top down: 50 degrees
Top up: Haven't found it yet.

Living in NW Indiana / Chicago area, I am definetely buying some sunscreen though. I got cooked yesterday. One more day of these temps, and I'll look like a piece of bacon.

Mmmmm.... bacon
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:41 PM   #9
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It's never too cold to have the top down

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:15 PM   #10
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Top is always down - never too hot, never too cold. Unless its raining.
+1 As long as it's not raining, top is down. Besides, I've got the humps which make putting the top up a bit inconvenient.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:50 PM   #11
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Top Down: 28F (snow free)
Top Up: When parked or when above 104F and the wife is with me.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #12
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Wtf. Boxsters have tops?!
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Top only comes down at temps of 35-75f. Anything over that and the top is up with ac blasting! Basically top up all summer.

Heat sucks and a bit of wind or blasting the ac with it down just isn't enough for me.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #15
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Last Friday it was 109 on the beltway in Virginia. I drove 45 miles to my destination w/ the top down. I was melting by the time I got there. I put the top up and the A/c on for the ride home. Probably wouldn't have been bad if I could have cruised, but the traffic was rough and it was stop and go for an hour +.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:27 PM   #16
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I went diving last weekend, left at 06:30 - its a 2 hour drive to Sandy Beach diving center. Had the roof off all the way, but by the time we got there it was close to 42 Deg C (108 Deg F) and was a bit warm. Even with the air on we were feeling it.

Few weeks ago I was in Abu Dhabi - 45 Deg C (113 Deg F). Roof went up and a/c on full that day.

Winter is great though - rarley gets below 15 Deg C (59 Deg F) so roof off all the time.

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Old 07-07-2012, 04:08 AM   #17
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Top goes up when I wash it and down when I drive it.
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it was close to 42 Deg C (108 Deg F)
Yeah, but it's a "dry heat" ;^)
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:09 AM   #19
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If it is not raining the top is down. The only problem I had was the plastic windows can get brittle with age. Mine split when I lowered the top at about 50 degrees. Now has a glass window and I don't worry about it.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:14 AM   #20
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Top-down when it's not raining.. any temp is good.
Top-up.. it never gets to 90 in Seattle so I close the top only when there's water pouring from above

This winter I drove top down in 30F and it was suprisingly warm inside

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