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'Verts are nice if you have a favorable climate.
They tend to squeak and rattle more though.
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I've had my 330cic ten years now and still love it. It is much "tighter" then the e30 it replaced and has held up well, although it has lived a charmed life and only has 50k miles.

Drawbacks compared to a hard top version are:
- More wind noise than a hard top when the top is up.
- people with legs don't like to be in the back seat.
- Can't fold down the backseat which limits cargo carrying duties

I would highly recommend the wind blocker. Huge difference with it on / off and how much top down freeway driving you can stand.

On the squeaks and rattles, mine does not have any. I had one squeak when the car was under warranty, went to dealer, came back with the same squeak. I spent 30 minutes messing around with the back seat cushion and the squeak was gone and has not come back.

It's a great ride and the prices have really come down.
 

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I've had my 330cic ten years now and still love it. It is much "tighter" then the e30 it replaced and has held up well, although it has lived a charmed life and only has 50k miles.

Drawbacks compared to a hard top version are:
- More wind noise than a hard top when the top is up.
- people with legs don't like to be in the back seat.
- Can't fold down the backseat which limits cargo carrying duties

I would highly recommend the wind blocker. Huge difference with it on / off and how much top down freeway driving you can stand.

On the squeaks and rattles, mine does not have any. I had one squeak when the car was under warranty, went to dealer, came back with the same squeak. I spent 30 minutes messing around with the back seat cushion and the squeak was gone and has not come back.

It's a great ride and the prices have really come down.
My soft top sqeaks like crazy over potholes...seems as if the windows are seaking when rubbing with the softtop
 

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My soft top sqeaks like crazy over potholes...seems as if the windows are seaking when rubbing with the softtop
Try this stuff:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B8GTQG/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=14585527315&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1229010623672543312&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_j95w97bmf_b

BMW used to have their own version available from the dealer and I still have some of that. I apply every fall to all door, window, hood, trumk and convertible seals as well as channels for the glass on the convertible top.
 

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Try this stuff:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B8GTQG/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=14585527315&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1229010623672543312&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_j95w97bmf_b

BMW used to have their own version available from the dealer and I still have some of that. I apply every fall to all door, window, hood, trumk and convertible seals as well as channels for the glass on the convertible top.
I have the same thing but from autoglym...problem is its in a spray form...
 

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I just bought a coupe. I looked for quite a while and drove a lot. I was debating weather I wanted a convertible or a coupe. I drove both, in both the 325 and 330 models. I ended up buying a 325. I am very satisfied and happy with my decision. I think if i would've bought a convertible I would've had regrets. I live in Indiana, so the weather isn't that great majority of the year. I think there are less issues you have to worry about, and I noticed a difference performance and handling wise! Hope that helped!!!
 
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