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Old 12-10-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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M3 Convertible - Winter

Hi all,

I'm thinking about selling my G35 and grabbing an 04-05 M3 Convertible. My question is...would it be possible to buy a hardtop for the winter months?

I have a winter beater, but I would rather sell it as well and keep 1 car all year round. Is it highly unrecommended to go this route (hardtop, winter tires) and drive it through the winter?

What are your thoughts and suggestions?

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Old 12-10-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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I drive my e36 year round; hardtop and winter tires for the cold months. I wouldn't drive it to the cottage, too much snow and you might have traction issues but I've never had a problem tooting around the GTA.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:51 AM   #3
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I picked up a used hardtop for my vert. They are very nicely made. Picked up some OEM rims and winter tires as well.

Even though I have these, she is a garage queen and only will be going out on dry winter days.
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:24 PM   #4
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i drive my vert all yr round..i dont park it outdoors though. its great!
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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Having a hardtop makes the car basically a coupe so you don't have to worry about your softtop getting damaged.

Winter tires make a big difference plus the car has an LSD so most probably you'll only be stuck if u go out in 20cm+ snow, and don't forget that the M3 is equipped with a very advanced stability system to keep the power under control, unless of course its off then you'll have the time of your life driving to and back from work

At the end , its all about the driver, RWD or FWD or 4WD only makes the difference when you are on the gas, but to brake and turn, its all the same
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