How often do you actually take off your targa top? Be Honest - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Go Back  CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion > C7 Corvette > C7 General Discussion
Reload this Page >

How often do you actually take off your targa top? Be Honest

Notices
C7 General Discussion General C7 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

How often do you actually take off your targa top? Be Honest

Reply

 
 
 
Old 01-18-2018, 10:37 AM
  #1  
desibaba
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
desibaba's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2011
Location: Ft Lauderdale Florida
Posts: 737
Thanked 124 Times in 78 Posts
Default How often do you actually take off your targa top? Be Honest

I have my 2018 z06 2lz for a little over a week and not once have I had the urge to take off my targa top but then again I have had multiple cars with sunroofs and never opened them either. I just worry about taking the targa off, possibly raining while Im driving and then putting it back on without scratching it up. Do you guys actually take off that targa top on a regular basis?
desibaba is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 10:41 AM
  #2  
robertbruce
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
robertbruce's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2013
Location: Morrill Nebraska
Posts: 3,053
Thanked 915 Times in 660 Posts
Default

Never
robertbruce is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 10:43 AM
  #3  
Kracka
CF Senior Member
 
Kracka's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2014
Location: Prosper TX
Posts: 3,764
Thanked 589 Times in 408 Posts
Default

Completely weather dependent, but I would say I have mine off regularly when the weather is nice on the weekends. I'd probably estimate 2 or 3 times per month late-spring through early-fall.
Kracka is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 10:52 AM
  #4  
mdiiulio
CF Senior Member
 
mdiiulio's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2010
Location: Southern NJ
Posts: 1,080
Thanked 152 Times in 91 Posts
Default

Living in NJ - Never

Living in socal - Weekly in the spring and fall

Switch between clear and painted seasonally
mdiiulio is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 10:54 AM
  #5  
Comebackid
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: May 2015
Location: Fort Lee NJ
Posts: 140
Thanked 32 Times in 15 Posts
Default

So often that I decided to trade it in for the convertible.
Comebackid is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Comebackid For This Useful Post:
direct007 (01-18-2018), madrob2020 (01-19-2018), owc6 (01-19-2018), Skid Row Joe (01-18-2018), Tool Hoarder (01-18-2018), UncleFodder (01-19-2018), woodsguy (01-18-2018), Z06NJ (01-21-2018)
Old 01-18-2018, 10:57 AM
  #6  
c54u
CF Senior Member
 
c54u's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,887
Thanked 266 Times in 202 Posts
Default

I have the transparent top and like how it makes the car inside nice and bright and not give a closed in feeling. Those are the reasons I got the transparent top. I also like how it breaks up the look of the car. I take my top off 3-4 times a month.

c54u is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to c54u For This Useful Post:
kaufmansm (01-21-2018), Maxie2U (01-19-2018)
Old 01-18-2018, 10:57 AM
  #7  
direct007
CF Senior Member
 
direct007's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2004
Location: Southern NJ
Posts: 1,351
Thanked 319 Times in 194 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Comebackid View Post
So often that I decided to trade it in for the convertible.
lol, I was just going to post this sentiment when I read yours. You either enjoy the "top down corvette experience" or you drive hardly ever taking the top off. It's like ice cream, there's a flavor for everyone.
direct007 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to direct007 For This Useful Post:
Comebackid (01-18-2018), Rebel Yell (01-18-2018)
Old 01-18-2018, 10:57 AM
  #8  
US Icon
Talladega 13-14-16-17-18
Support Corvetteforum!
 
US Icon's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2013
Location: Miller time Wis. Alcohol tobacco & firearms should be a C store not a federal bureaucracy. NRA Life
Posts: 7,148
Thanked 669 Times in 515 Posts
2017 C7 of Year Finalist
St. Jude Donor '13-'14-'15-'16-'17-'18
Default

On my C6 i took it off one time. On my last 3 C7s i have never taken the targa tops off.

I wish it were a fixed roof like the C6 Z06
US Icon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 10:57 AM
  #9  
OhioZ51
Junior Member
 
OhioZ51's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2017
Posts: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Mine comes off everytime I use the car. (Unless it is raining) I only put it back on in the garage to keep the car clean.
OhioZ51 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to OhioZ51 For This Useful Post:
timmyZ06 (01-24-2018)
Old 01-18-2018, 10:58 AM
  #10  
saleen556
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: May 2010
Posts: 996
Thanked 226 Times in 152 Posts
Default

As often as weather permits. It's so quick and easy not to. As well as the fresh air and sound of the exhaust is amazing.
saleen556 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 10:59 AM
  #11  
jcsperson
CF Senior Member
 
jcsperson's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2010
Location: Hillsborough NC
Posts: 10,763
Thanked 260 Times in 171 Posts
NC Events Coordinator
Default

Almost never. When I first got my C5 I did it quite a bit, but after that first summer I probably did it only 2-3 more times. I've had the top off my C7 GS once in the year I've had it.
jcsperson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 11:02 AM
  #12  
EcoBrick Bob
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: May 2008
Location: Naples, FL & Clear Lake, IA
Posts: 1,203
Thanked 58 Times in 48 Posts
Default

Being generally (OK... completely) lazy... I never strip and go naked! However, whenever my son ( who has a 15' Vert) drives my Coupe, he takes it all off. Last summer, I even left my sun shade on under my glass top. I will admit however, that when I'm in his Vert, I do enjoy the top down, but of course it's just a click away.
EcoBrick Bob is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 11:08 AM
  #13  
JerryU
2017 GS, M7, 2.5LT
Support Corvetteforum!
 
JerryU's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2007
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 10,533
Thanked 1,984 Times in 1,480 Posts
Default

"Almost Never"

If the Grand Sport had a fixed roof would buy it!

Last edited by JerryU; 01-18-2018 at 11:10 AM.
JerryU is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to JerryU For This Useful Post:
GR Jay (01-18-2018), Maxie2U (01-19-2018), Red-C6 of Jax (01-19-2018), woodsguy (01-18-2018)
Old 01-18-2018, 11:12 AM
  #14  
VettinFan
CF Senior Member
 
VettinFan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,640
Thanked 77 Times in 47 Posts
Default

What, you mean those tops come off??
VettinFan is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to VettinFan For This Useful Post:
Crystal Red-MD (01-19-2018), JerryU (01-18-2018), Maxie2U (01-19-2018)
Old 01-18-2018, 11:14 AM
  #15  
Silver C7
CF Senior Member
 
Silver C7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2017
Posts: 481
Thanked 137 Times in 91 Posts
Default

As frequently as the weather allows. Around here, that probably won’t happen until April or May, unless we get a freak day or two in March.

I’m patient, I can wait...


Last edited by Silver C7; 01-18-2018 at 11:21 AM.
Silver C7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 11:15 AM
  #16  
Steven Bell
Moderator
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Steven Bell's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2013
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 14,896
Thanked 2,932 Times in 1,849 Posts
St. Jude Donor'15
Default

I use mine as often as possible! If it's a nice day, I have no issue with taking it off and storing it in the hatch area. I like the top-off look too.
Steven Bell is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Steven Bell For This Useful Post:
Z06Fiend (01-25-2018)
Old 01-18-2018, 11:25 AM
  #17  
woodsguy
CF Senior Member
 
woodsguy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2016
Location: Huntsville Tx
Posts: 362
Thanked 53 Times in 41 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by VettinFan View Post
What, you mean those tops come off??
Right!
woodsguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 11:25 AM
  #18  
Hoonose
CF Senior Member
 
Hoonose's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2000
Location: Arizona
Posts: 40,791
Thanked 68 Times in 58 Posts
Default

Not once. A bit too much of low back problems. Plus I don't want to encourage roof noises.
Hoonose is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Hoonose For This Useful Post:
woodsguy (01-18-2018)
Old 01-18-2018, 11:26 AM
  #19  
woodsguy
CF Senior Member
 
woodsguy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2016
Location: Huntsville Tx
Posts: 362
Thanked 53 Times in 41 Posts
Default

My 2nd C7, never been off yet. Not really worried about it and a little lazy too.
woodsguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 11:34 AM
  #20  
LanceVette
CF Senior Member
 
LanceVette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2015
Location: Winchester OR
Posts: 316
Thanked 59 Times in 38 Posts
Default

Once a year, weather I need it or not.
LanceVette is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: How often do you actually take off your targa top? Be Honest


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: