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Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, Convertible Tops from Vogue in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by caddycruiser Precisely. I didn't mean to come off as a Nazi, but 9.9 out of 10 people ...
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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    Quote Originally Posted by caddycruiser
    Precisely. I didn't mean to come off as a Nazi, but 9.9 out of 10 people would say it's grotesque in this day and age, and I would tend to agree
    I agree too, i can imgine so many people seeign a perfect car for them, then having it ruinede by the fact it has one of those roofs on it

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    Quote Originally Posted by 60 special
    I'm glad we have an official czar of what everybody should do with their own vehicles. I was worried that people might want to make their Cadillac stand out from the crowd. Have you ever seen a row of DeVilles at a rental car agency? All they need is a little sign on top that says "Cab"!
    Oh, chill out - it's just his opinion. I didn't notice him holding a gun to your head.

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Benson
    Oh, chill out - it's just his opinion. I didn't notice him holding a gun to your head.
    Thank you

    I think the point of my "9.9 out of 10" comment is quickly being proved...

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    I'vw recently seen that type of top on a new STS and CTS.. definitely not my taste. Has anyone ever seen one on a Lexus? Jaguar, Infinity?

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooman
    I'vw recently seen that type of top on a new STS and CTS.. definitely not my taste. Has anyone ever seen one on a Lexus? Jaguar, Infinity?
    I saw one on a CTS the other day. While I think they're an awful idea in general, the one on the CTS looked better than my DTS. Still looked bad, but better if you know what I mean.

    I saw a Jag X-type the other day with one of those tops. The owner caught a friend and I laughing at it. Oops.

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    Well, somebody is buying them. I can assure you Vogue did not make them to not sell them.

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

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    Well, somebody is buying them. I can assure you Vogue did not make them to not sell them.
    I know....the scariest part of it all

    I just wish SOMEONE here who likes them and would readily buy, say, a new '06 DTS and pay to have one of the nasty rags tacked and glued on to their once perfectly painted roof, would say WHY.

    Is it the added maintenance and care that's attractive? The moisture trapping and likely rust problems down the road?

    Sorry, just don't get it. Go right ahead and change out the wheels and put on a full set of Vogues, but those tops have really outlived their welcome.

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    There is no rust problem with one of these tops. I once asked a dealer how they are installed and he told me they are screwed into the sheetmetal with stainless steel screws and the entire edge of the top all the way around the car is waterproffed with silicone. He had several Devilles parked on the used car lot and they looked fine.

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    Quote Originally Posted by 60 special
    There is no rust problem with one of these tops. I once asked a dealer how they are installed and he told me they are screwed into the sheetmetal with stainless steel screws and the entire edge of the top all the way around the car is waterproffed with silicone. He had several Devilles parked on the used car lot and they looked fine.
    There is already moisture under the top, its fabric so its always going have some amount of moisture in it. The moisture then reamins under the top, unable to evapourate, so the roof becomes rusted, the reason you see so many bubbles in them.

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    The fabric is attached to a fiberglass shell. It can't bubble up. The material looks just like the material on an actual Mercedes or BMW convertible.

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    Quote Originally Posted by 60 special
    The fabric is attached to a fiberglass shell. It can't bubble up. The material looks just like the material on an actual Mercedes or BMW convertible.
    IN which case water cannot get through fiberglass at all. There is always a certain amount of moisture in the air. When the top is place on, there will be SOME air under it in between this fiberglass and the roof, therefore rust, it really does happen, there are alot of threads in the FWD Deville and RWD Fleetwood section, it also causes uneven paint wear, so if somone buys the car, and realises it IS as bad as it looks on a new car, take it off and have a two tone auto.

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    Exactly. My 70 year old Mother still thinks I'm a pimp wannabe because I bought a 2002 DTS. There's still that stigma of Cadillac being an old man, hustler car.

    At the same time, it's unfortunate that there is no longer any type of "elegant" or "classy" car available. We're not all looking to race the streets with rice burners.

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    i know this is a dts forum but i am thinking about getting one so i wanted to look, i have a 1997 cadillac catera vouge edition it was a dealer add on it is green with a tan cloth top chrome grille gold hood ornament chrome wheels and whitewall tires and cadillac emblems with gold emblemes on the side of the top and it is the most intersting car in my area everyone says thats a great looking car and thier both old and young people i am younger and all my friends want my car because it looks so cool young people want these kinda flashy rides like this so when i go out to get my new dts it will have all the dealer add ons i kind find top wheels grill gold package maybe even a cont.kit
    i would not dream of buying a regular one to be like every one at the local enterprize rental car place

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    Quote Originally Posted by DTStryAgain
    Exactly. My 70 year old Mother still thinks I'm a pimp wannabe because I bought a 2002 DTS. There's still that stigma of Cadillac being an old man, hustler car.

    At the same time, it's unfortunate that there is no longer any type of "elegant" or "classy" car available. We're not all looking to race the streets with rice burners.
    Amen brother! Whatever happened to classy American cars? Except for the Chrysler 300, the Bently look alike, what is another classy looking American automobile

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    Re: Convertible Tops from Vogue

    I hate 'em as well.... What's the point of a fake convertable?

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