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AUDI A4 cabriolet hardtop

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by hmeah, Oct 22, 2007.

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    does anyone know if its possible to get a hardtop for the b6 audi a4 cabriolet?

    any info appreciated... i just got myself the 1.8t sports... loving it.....:hubbahubba:
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    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Ive never heard of a Cliptop for the audi BUT they bloody well should have made one!!
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    I know that a company used to manufacture them, but they're not made anymore. However, I do know of one in black with a red leather interior (that can be re-connelised for £400 in any colour) that is going for about £2000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The guy that I spoke to today is open to offers. PM me if you need his mobile number. I thought about it for my A4 cab, but 2k is a little too much!
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    I think the hard top was made by Wiesmann. I too looked at this but even at offers around £2000, is it worth it?? NOOOO
    Why spend the extra on a cabriolet, then more again to make it into a saloon......
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    Agree entirely phil1978, no point in buying a rag top to convert it to a hard top, especially given the amount of space (or lack thereof) left when the storage box is down - which it would be if the hardtop is put in place. As for a 2K roof, I reckon it would go for 1.5k, but even so, IMO it's not worth it. Better to spend the money on a bodykit, wheels and a custom remap!!
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    ...but why is it pointless buying a hardtop though,I think a Hardtop is a good choice (not for £2000 though) and looks well. I dont know about you guys but my only purpose for buying a Hardtop if I had a Cab would be for winter only.
    I can see the purpose of having one.
    Well thats my opinion anyway!!:yes:
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    But if you have the acoustic hood . . . . It is very similar in thermal properties.
    And if you look after your hood properly, the UV and frost wont be a problem. Thus saving 2k and using that money on other mods . . . . As sage33e pointed out.

    J7uss, are you based nr SE of Essex as I recognise the numberplate??
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    Yeah I wouldnt spend £2000 on the hardtop.But if it was alot cheaper id consider it, Id have it more for the look and security over winter. Dont think Id get away with buying a Cab every summer so least ill have the best of both worlds.
    IMO the hardtop and standard saloon do look alot different.
    Ive seen a Hardtop cab next to a saloon and the Cab looks better but these are BM's im talking about, maybe the Audi wouldnt look so great.


    Phil - No Im in Midlands. Hope you havnt seen my plate before down your end, She's a lonely child, Dont want a twin flying around!!!!!:ohmy:
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    I have the acoustic hood as an option, and at speed and in the mornings there is no difference to the interior temperature to that which I had in my B7 saloon. I just think that the compromise on boot space (winter or otherwise) is too big a sacrifice. However, if you'd rather buy the hood @ 2K then fair enough. But with a standard cab which I have, i would be buying the vortex kit, 18 inch wheels, B7 rear cab lights a remap and some dice for the rear view!!!! PS only my humble opinion here J7USS!;)
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    Sage - As mentioned mate,I wouldnt spend £2000- Id only buy if it was a whole lot cheaper, like the BM, you can pick one of them up 2nd hand for £700ish, somewhere in that region then Id happily pay it.
    The temp thing weather etc doesnt bother me, Its more the Look.
    Lets say Id prefer a Hardtop for the winter and a cab for the summer!!!:hi:

    ...im waiting for that question now....:eyebrows:
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    Buy a Beemer 3 series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:lmfao:
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    Well I never, That never entered my Mind,Maybe I will then. Cheers Sage for that Tip!!!:respekt:

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    Do I detect a little element of sarcasm in your response? I have a feel for these things.....they say it's a talent....naturally I understand that not everyone is as astute as I am!:lmfao:
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    Me Sarcastic??? nooooo!!!:think: :)
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    hmm! :)
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    IMO, I think a hard top option for the cab would be a good idea, it would look good when fitted, better than the standard saloon maybe?!!!
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    :rockwoot: at last someone who shares my Tastes!!

    Wait for it...... :tapedshut:
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    We're all entitled to our opinion - you too J7USS ;) - and maybe some would like a hard top for their A4 (or A3 which is around the corner). But as for it looking better than the saloon Duane, IMHO I don't think so!
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    For what its worth, us in the UK have without doubt have had the sh*tiest summer ever during 2007 ....which has to beg the question wats the friggin point of convertibles ......best laugh i had alll year was when an A4 owner convertible went out for a lunchtime beer on Friday, came back to work, left top down only for it to completly chuck down with rain - bet he wished he specc'd leather - ha !
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    I think you make a good point about the cab hard top J7USS, it would be a wicked idea if they were cheaper and easier to get hold of........
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    Id agree with that,it would look like an A4 coupe.
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    Yeah A4 Coupe :yes: Like the sound of that, Not bad, How come they cost £2000 though...?

    and why didnt Audi Market them, im sure they'd do well!!
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    Like you said Sage33e we're all entitled to our own opinion it's just mine is different from yours, lets say better tasting....:haha: More people are starting to agree though hmmmm.....:yes:
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    A4 Coupe sounds sweet....
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    any one got any pics of the a4 cabriolet with a hardtop on then??
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    Why? I ran a 52 reg 3.0Sport from new and a hard top would have been a pain. Little wind noise from standard roof, the newer optional acoustiv roof promises to be better.
    When the sun comes out 20-30 seconds and you are topless, Why bother with a hard top??

    TT
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    :think: hmmmm, if you read the whole thread then it answers your Question!!!
    .....but remember the key fact, You gotta actually read it...:faint: :p
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    And the sun comes out how much in this country???
    Why bother with a cabriolet???
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    :yes: good point there James!!!
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    I agree :salute:
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    just sold saloon and got a cab,its alot classier car but slugish and heavy.:respekt:
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    May look classier when the roofs down and the suns out,but most of the time that isnt the case.
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    There is one for sale on ebay at the moment from a UK company. Comes from Wiesmann in Germany, its painted in black with red leather roof lining. Currently start bid is £1800

    Andy
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    Thought I had read the thread, I think if you've got a Cab it's great to get the roof down quick and take advantage of the sun when it comes. Boxing Day 2003 was great... :bye:
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    Hey guys i know old post but now i have read it. Does any company makes hardtops for audi a4 b6 now?

    I made all the necessary modifications :) coilovers, alloys, body kit, wing mirror etc and now i want to look for a hard top which again will be something different as NOONE else i belive here in Cyprus has one.

    or after you see my car you think i dont need one?

    Thanks for any answers
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    Only problem with the hard top is that it needs two people to fit and remove it, and as previously discussed, I use my car right through the English winter and feel no need to have a hard top. Save your money and put it towards and exhaust or something !!!
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    To make this forum complete and us to be the Audi family some of us have to have a convertible simple as. I respect all your car choices and admire each car for what it is and not saying stuff like what is the point of having a drop top when it rains most of the time. I love cabs and will stick to them.
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    holy thread revival batman!
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