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Old 06-04-2008, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Prius Convertible. Perfect or Nonsense?

California's Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) has developed a Toyota Prius Convertible...



But what about the Cd???

Edmunds.com reports NCE's latest iteration in unique conversions.

The manufacturer claims no additional weight to the conversion. Chassis rigidity is expected to remain at manufacturer standards.

I wonder how highway FE is impacted by the soft top. As we know, the Prius shines in city driving. With Los Angeles being one of the most popular places to find the Prius, does the drop top version make sense or is it just a trend?

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Old 06-05-2008, 01:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's definitely good work, not my style though,
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nerdsville. But what the heck.



(Cd is trashed)
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea not my taste either. Why not just go with a sun roof?
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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CD is gone!! even with the top up i bet its CD is gone

Farme's on the rear windows.. not very stylish..

Just get one of those huge new multipane sliding sunroofs like the G6 has in it... and youd ge the same effect yet retain some CD when closed... open is another story.
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Who cares about CD. Its a 4 door convertible hybrid. If Toyota built it I would be all over it in a NY minute.
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not my style either. I bet all the drivers of priii that average only 40mpg would do that though, lol.
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I'd rather have one of those full length sun roofs than that
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Hard top convertible?

I too, don't like all the framing. I rode around in a convertible coupe in tampa this week, and its a blast. With the windows having to stay framed along with the support bar, you might as well get a big sunroof.
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wow! that is rediculous, who thought up that goofy idea?? seriously, why dont we just kill what the car was designed for (FE) maybe next they will chop the back off one and make it a pickup truck too. some peoples children..... :shakes head:

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