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Convertibles and this time of Covid

I noticed now there are a lot of parking lots meals and theater activities going on. As such, do you think a lot of folks will start valuing the used convertible a little more? Now I know you racer guys will say "no way, rigidity...". But the regular person, might this come into play.

My wife mentioned a restaurant showing "Ford vs Ferrari" in their parking lot with food being brought to the car. It certainly has me thinking, may I should have kept the Boxster. A coupe just wouldn't be the same so I passed.

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I noticed now there are a lot of parking lots meals and theater activities going on. As such, do you think a lot of folks will start valuing the used convertible a little more? Now I know you racer guys will say "no way, rigidity...". But the regular person, might this come into play.

My wife mentioned a restaurant showing "Ford vs Ferrari" in their parking lot with food being brought to the car. It certainly has me thinking, may I should have kept the Boxster. A coupe just wouldn't be the same so I passed.
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For us "oldsters," this looks like it could be the re-imagination of the Drive-in Movie of our youth (only now, we'd actually watch the movie!)
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I posted in another thread but a lady upon seeing me park my Jaguar asked me "do you think that's safe?" Referring to having the top down like not wearing a mask I suppose.
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Makes me want to open a drive in theater.
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I posted in another thread but a lady upon seeing me park my Jaguar asked me "do you think that's safe?" Referring to having the top down like not wearing a mask I suppose.
Maybe she was commenting on your driving.
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I posted in another thread but a lady upon seeing me park my Jaguar asked me "do you think that's safe?" Referring to having the top down like not wearing a mask I suppose.
The proper response to that question is, "I always wear protection. "

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Maybe she was commenting on your driving.
She was probably was thinking about Lucas electrical.
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I drove my 74 914 2.0 for over 20 years as my only car. I guess I got a lifetime of open driving. I never drive with my windows open, I have had enough wind noise to last a lifetime. If the engine is running, either the AC or the heater is running. I bet my sunroof has only be open a dozen times in the 25 years I have had my 911.

So for me, no the convertible has zero appeal now or in the near future.

And drive ins were great as a place to go make out and not have to worry about security when I was a kid. My wife still won't let me date other ladies, and frankly I have no interest in dating. We have a comfortable bedroom for that. And my DVR is way better for watching a movie. I can pause it and go pee whenever the urge hits.
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She was probably was thinking about Lucas electrical.
Good one!!
The sheep need to wake up a mask does nothing when it comes to a virus unless itís sealed. Masks still mandatory here in NY just to keep the sheep in fear.
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They are opening a drive in (no food) in a town close by. Brings me back....I loved drive ins, get there early play some frisbee or football, chat up the girls, aaah good times.

I think they should make a comeback
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I posted in another thread but a lady upon seeing me park my Jaguar asked me "do you think that's safe?" Referring to having the top down like not wearing a mask I suppose.
Ya never know when you're gonna dive through a cloud of Covis-19 virus.
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I feel like this is click bait. I came here expecting an argument about the safety of having the top down in "this time of covid." But instead found a discussion about drive in theaters! And for the record, I'd drive a convertible right now without a second thought and every convertible I see on the road has the top down.

And I'd definitely be down with a drive in!
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I posted in another thread but a lady upon seeing me park my Jaguar asked me "do you think that's safe?" Referring to having the top down like not wearing a mask I suppose.
do you have square headlights?
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She was probably was thinking about Lucas electrical.
Thought no woman ever. Well, maybe Denise McCluggage, but that's about it.
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And I'd definitely be down with a drive in!
With wireless technology for sound, high def screens, and the "experience" (wink, wink, nudge, nudge...) why the f not?

I would rather go to an updated drive in than a movie theater.

This could work!
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Thought no woman ever. Well, maybe Denise McCluggage, but that's about it.
Denise with some car friend.

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Thought no woman ever. Well, maybe Denise McCluggage, but that's about it.
That's quite a snub to Angela!

Denise gave a talk at the Lars Anderson museum here. What a woman!

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