I have a coupe, I personally don't like the way verts look with the top down, it looks to me like something is missing (yea I know there is something missing), just my opinion, thats why they make both kinds.
Both my 'Vettes have been coupes. Personaly I like the lines of a coupe better. Though I cant fault convertible owners for liking their cars either, not too many things that look as good as a Corvette crusing down the road with the top down. My problem is when the top is up, dosent seem to fit the car as well IMO.
Lesley spends a large portion of each morning fixin her hair just so...
Verts have a tendency to render that time futile!
Also, the only place we both do not mind sweating a bit is in bed.
So, as a result the car is driven with the air on almost all summer!
Besides, how would you be able to see the three bears without a back hatch??
Sure love the Vert Vette tho!! Friend has a new triple black which we get to "try out" whenever we feel the need!
Still ... we love them all!
Coupes the way to go for sports cars. I'm a racing man, and verts are heavier and normally need modifications (roll bars, chassis stiffener) to be able to race. IMO.....a roll bar on a convertible with the top down looks as ugly as purple on pink. To me, convertible vettes are in the same catagory as automatic vettes.......for cruisers. I bought mine to USE, not to simply look good in thats my .02
I have owned 3 coupes and 1 convertible since 1977. I didn't have any problems taking the T-Tops off the coupes, but the 2001 coupe top was too heavy and big for me to put on and take off. After buying a convertible...I would never go back to a coupe.
The coupes were very windy, and I was happily surprised that the convertible is not windy like the coupe and there is not as much wind noise...plus I can put the top up and down by myself.
I really like the appearance of the C-5's....but I also like the appearance of all the different years. I'm with Mike.."Nothing beats a good top down ride."
Is the C5 targa top much larger than a C4 top? I found that once I got used to the proper way of doing it, taking off my 96 top is easily done single-handedly. I've seen it done on newer ones using two people, but I've never compared the two.
i own a coupe,but i would rather had a vert.when i found my 93
it was a 6speed and had 22k on it and it was black.so i could not
pass on this one. the targa top just take to much time to take off