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      06-25-2019, 08:23 AM   #23
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Another, why don't people like what I like, thread...
Another "I don't know how to just skip over a thread that I can't understand the reason behind, but I've just gotta say something even though it adds nothing" post


FWIW, this thread was very eye-opening for me, there are some really great reasons I never thought about pointed out to me, and I can stop wondering now.
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      06-25-2019, 01:56 PM   #24
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In the warmer weather it's windows down, no air deflector thingy. When it gets cool, the windows go up with no wind deflector thingy. When it gets cold, the windows go up and the wind deflector thingy gets put in.

When my wife is with me, the wind deflector is in regardless of temp - long hair.

Side note for all the convertible owners - with that wind deflector gizmo in place and the windows up, there is almost no turbulence. I can (hypothetically - I haven't tried this obviously) drive 90mph and carry on a normal volume conversation. It's great in the cold weather.
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      06-25-2019, 11:04 PM   #25
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Any recommendations on a good wind deflector brand or model? Would you have a picture of yours with one attached? I've been thinking of getting one...

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In the warmer weather it's windows down, no air deflector thingy. When it gets cool, the windows go up with no wind deflector thingy. When it gets cold, the windows go up and the wind deflector thingy gets put in.

When my wife is with me, the wind deflector is in regardless of temp - long hair.

Side note for all the convertible owners - with that wind deflector gizmo in place and the windows up, there is almost no turbulence. I can (hypothetically - I haven't tried this obviously) drive 90mph and carry on a normal volume conversation. It's great in the cold weather.
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      06-26-2019, 12:28 AM   #26
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Any recommendations on a good wind deflector brand or model? Would you have a picture of yours with one attached? I've been thinking of getting one...

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In the warmer weather it's windows down, no air deflector thingy. When it gets cool, the windows go up with no wind deflector thingy. When it gets cold, the windows go up and the wind deflector thingy gets put in.

When my wife is with me, the wind deflector is in regardless of temp - long hair.

Side note for all the convertible owners - with that wind deflector gizmo in place and the windows up, there is almost no turbulence. I can (hypothetically - I haven't tried this obviously) drive 90mph and carry on a normal volume conversation. It's great in the cold weather.
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In the warmer weather it's windows down, no air deflector thingy. When it gets cool, the windows go up with no wind deflector thingy. When it gets cold, the windows go up and the wind deflector thingy gets put in.

When my wife is with me, the wind deflector is in regardless of temp - long hair.

Side note for all the convertible owners - with that wind deflector gizmo in place and the windows up, there is almost no turbulence. I can (hypothetically - I haven't tried this obviously) drive 90mph and carry on a normal volume conversation. It's great in the cold weather.
Mine came with the car, sorry, I'm not sure if 1's or 2's have them, but it's behind my back seat. I have done 90's with the windows and wind deflector up (did have the air scarf on as it was a little chilly, though likely not from outright speed) — it was just fine to have a conversation. All she wanted to seem to say to me was "go faster!"
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Love The Drive BMW Windstop for 1 Series (E88) 2007 thru 2014, trade; Wind Deflector, Wind Screen https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SXSF2W..._WlWeDbYQWJ3YD

Here's one that looks like it'd work for you?
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Love The Drive BMW Windstop for 1 Series (E88) 2007 thru 2014, trade; Wind Deflector, Wind Screen https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SXSF2W..._WlWeDbYQWJ3YD

Here's one that looks like it'd work for you?
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I too alway thought it was a bit strange. My guesses have been.
  1. to avoid the turbulence
  2. to cut down on the noise
  3. b/c they are running the air conditioner <- this is my leading theory.

When I had my convertible, it was everything down. Man nothing like that feeling other than a motorcycle.

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      06-26-2019, 10:58 AM   #30
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I'll roll up my windows sometimes,..
It prevents the corner street people from asking for change, a drive, etc.
Nice pic! Who really cares if the windows are up or down. What bothers me slightly is the people who have the license plate frames identifying their car (saw a Maserati like that Monday, and a Rolls like that last year) or the M 135 badged(?) 1'er I saw over the weekend. M 135? Really??
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Where I live, its common for it to be stupid windy much of the time - a consequence of being stuck way out in the North Atlantic I suppose. But anyway, just stopped in traffic on an otherwise warn sunny summer day, I could be experiencing wind gusts between 35 - 45 mph. Once you get going along in traffic add to that the effect of the car's speed, and you can get why I like to have the windows up while the top is down.

And when there is no wind, folks are like Keanu and say "whoa".
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Always windows down when the top is down. Even on the freeway at 90+. Just turn the radio up. I keep a headband and ponytail tie on the shifter for whoever is with me. Wind deflector is always in place since I rarely put someone in the back. I keep it in place since I like to store stuff in the back seat and it keeps most of the wind out. I only take it down if I have to take a dog somewhere.
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      06-26-2019, 12:23 PM   #33
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The only time my windows are up with the top down, is if I am on a phone call

As soon as the phone rings, I raise all windows. Finish the call. Lower the windows
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      06-26-2019, 12:24 PM   #34
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I'm guilty of that! Hahaha!
I guess that I'll put back my old dealer license plate holder!

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Nice pic! Who really cares if the windows are up or down. What bothers me slightly is the people who have the license plate frames identifying their car (saw a Maserati like that Monday, and a Rolls like that last year) or the M 135 badged(?) 1'er I saw over the weekend. M 135? Really??
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I'm guilty of that! Hahaha!
I guess that I'll put back my old dealer license plate holder!

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Nice pic! Who really cares if the windows are up or down. What bothers me slightly is the people who have the license plate frames identifying their car (saw a Maserati like that Monday, and a Rolls like that last year) or the M 135 badged(?) 1'er I saw over the weekend. M 135? Really??
Nothing beats a clean, frameless plate. I've never run a plate holder, outside of the courtesy of running the dealer's until I get my hard tags.
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      06-26-2019, 01:37 PM   #36
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I've owned many convertibles over many years, never once have I driven with the top down and windows up. Warm blooded here, as long as it's 50F or higher and my top goes down.

I always thought it looked funny seeing top down/windows up, but I'm sure there are some people who think I look like a douche driving too so I guess it all evens out.
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I've owned many convertibles over many years, never once have I driven with the top down and windows up. Warm blooded here, as long as it's 50F or higher and my top goes down.

I always thought it looked funny seeing top down/windows up, but I'm sure there are some people who think I look like a douche driving too so I guess it all evens out.
I've always thought that top down/windows up looked dumb, but that's just me and my choice.
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Any recommendations on a good wind deflector brand or model? Would you have a picture of yours with one attached? I've been thinking of getting one...
It looks like you have a 128 so this might not be relevant. I have a 328 (E93) and went with the BMW offering. It folds in half side-to-side so it actually fits in the trunk when not in use. Cost new was stupid but I found a used one. Zero complaints.

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It looks like you have a 128 so this might not be relevant. I have a 328 (E93) and went with the BMW offering. It folds in half side-to-side so it actually fits in the trunk when not in use. Cost new was stupid but I found a used one. Zero complaints.

(not my car)
I've got one of those too. I couldn't recommend it more. I picked it up second hand for less than $100 - they don't come up often at that price, but it does happen. I rarely get to use it though, because I've got child seats in the back, and it won't fit with them installed - but that's a situation that won't last forever.

I actually forgot (when I posted above) the #1 reason why I drive with the top down and windows up -

Because I'm on the phone.

Our cars have bluetooth handsfree, so someone will call when you're driving around with the top down. You can pull over and put the roof on, or you can just wind the windows up and keep on driving.

More often than not, if I'm doing less than 100kph with the windows up and the roof off, it's because I'm on the phone and want to hear what the other party is saying.
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Side observation: a few posters mentioned that they drive top down and AC on in hot weather. It's probably just me, but I just have a psychological block about wasting all that cool/cold air. If it's hot out, my car is sealed tight with AC blasting. YMMV. If ambient temp is good, all down, and no AC, Lol.
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Thanks buddy! I'll look in the used market. Stupid question, but I will ask anyway... Have these ever been blown off a car in motion?
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Side observation: a few posters mentioned that they drive top down and AC on in hot weather. It's probably just me, but I just have a psychological block about wasting all that cool/cold air. If it's hot out, my car is sealed tight with AC blasting. YMMV. If ambient temp is good, all down, and no AC, Lol.
Where I live in Texas, we drive with the top down and the A/C on in the summer and the top down and the heat on in the winter.
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Thanks buddy! I'll look in the used market. Stupid question, but I will ask anyway... Have these ever been blown off a car in motion?
Iíve only gotten up to 102mph and it didnít blow off.
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Thanks buddy! I'll look in the used market. Stupid question, but I will ask anyway... Have these ever been blown off a car in motion?
I've hit 120 same result. Of course, closed course, professional driver

My windows WERE up though
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