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Let's face it, if you own any convertable long enough, you're going to have to replace the top.

So what are we looking at, say five or 10 years down the road?

What's the cost if I drove into a Chevy dealer, and said: "replace the power top"?

BTW, the back window is glass, right? :)
 

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dougnc said:
Let's face it, if you own any convertable long enough, you're going to have to replace the top.

BTW, the back window is glass, right? :)
First: You should never have to replace the orginal hard top! However you might have to replace a mechanical part if it were to break.

Second: The window is made of glass.
 

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The power top is the main reason I purchased an extended warranty - and verified before purchase that the warranty would cover repair/replacement on the top. I don't believe there will be any problems, but it would seem to be the strongest candidate for large expenses down the road: complex equipment/not a lengthy history of use/limited production numbers.
 

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KY ultraviolet said:
The power top is the main reason I purchased an extended warranty - and verified before purchase that the warranty would cover repair/replacement on the top. I don't believe there will be any problems, but it would seem to be the strongest candidate for large expenses down the road: complex equipment/not a lengthy history of use/limited production numbers.
Exactly. I'd like to compare the costs of replacing a power top to the costs of an extended warrenty.

Does anyone know how much problem they've had with the Lexas that has a power top?
 

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I have a 98 MB SLK with 90K miles, the top works like new still. When GM designed the top I'm sure they tore up the MB and Lexas and used all the best ideas in their design. I for one am not going to worry about the top. Lifes to short to sweet the small stuff. :rolleyes:
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I have a 98 MB SLK with 90K miles, the top works like new still. When GM designed the top I'm sure they tore up the MB and Lexas and used all the best ideas in their design. I for one am not going to worry about the top. Lifes to short to sweet the small stuff. :rolleyes:
Ted :seeya :ssr
That's good to know!

You know, tho, if you had a regular convertable that old you'd be looking at replacing the top and plastic rear window?
 

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bought the extended warranty too - even though I hope I wont need it. Just had my 00 wrangler out of the shop for some really basic stuff (broken door latch) and the bill was 600. ouch.
 
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