Audi Survey Find British Convertibles Stay Closed
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That is, they keep their convertibles’ tops closed. The survey found that two thirds of Britain’s convertible owners (64%) either never or rarely take the roof down.
What’s more, it’s not the open-top driving sensation that most often gets people to buy these cars, as almost half of convertible owners 46% buy these cars for their exotic look. Audi also found that women are more inclined towards enjoying the sun on their faces and the wind in their hair.
39 percent of women said they almost always drive with the top down, compared to just 32 percent of guys.
“Our owners want the choice,” explained Audi UK Director Martin Sander. “Drivers in Britain like to know they can drop their roof, especially as the weather here is so changeable. But they also know that even with the roof up, a soft top car still looks out of the ordinary and highly desirable.”
“In the wake of the patchy British summer of 2012, waiting times for some convertibles are coming down. Open-top fans may be able to benefit from shorter lead times on models like the A3 and A5 Cabriolets as well as sports cars like the TT Roadster and the R8 Spyder” concluded MrSander.
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