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    Your nominations, please. Which are the best- and worst- engineered convertible roofs ever? Emphasis on how it does its jobs, please, not on how it looks in a photograph. (My impetus was a discussion of the Sky Solstice twins and how you rarely see them open because the roof is such a hassle.) And to make it a sensible discussion, let's leave out the completely-remove-it-from-the-car beasties like on classic British roadsters. So who did the best at a roof that folds into/onto the car, and who did the worst?
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    Honda S2000 hands down. Even Jeremy clarkson agrees. Incredibly fast, I can do it between lights without issue, and folds away in such a way so as not to interefere with the trunk.
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    I have always been impressed with the 3rd gen Mazda MX 5 / Miata. The roof retracts into a shelf behind the driver and does not impede into trunk space. Plus it has a rear glass window as opposed to much more expensive car's with their plastic windows.
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    Glass rear is a MUST.
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    I agree 100% with Ian. Glass rear on my S2000.. takes less than 20 seconds to go up or down.

    I do mine during the lights though, not in between..

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