Much to my surprise I was about 4 feet away from the berm behind me. I thought I would be much closer when they started beeping. Can you tell I've never used back up sensors before . Huge gap.
YMMV there also.
That's exactly what I did driving it back... except it was not rain... it was one of my daughters saying, "I'm cold."so you get on the onramp, open the roof before you get to 50, drive it for a while, then as it starts to rain, drop it down to under 50, and close the roof again. Got it. Sounds like fun!
tommy said:Did you drive the 500 and 500c back-to-back? I'm wondering if the decrease in rigidity is noticeable between the two.
kzod did a great job of reading my mind. I agree with all of that. I'm pretty sensitive to car set up and small variations in vehicles. After driving them both, IMO, there isn't enough of a difference between the 500 and 500C for anyone shy of maybe Lewis Hamilton to really notice. Now, having said that I didn't back to back autocross the cars or drive them back to back at Road Atlanta or anything near that level of "stress". I didn't really hold back in the drives but I wasn't breaking any laws at the time.Didn't drive them back to back, but honestly, I didn't feel any cowl shake in there at all. That's the benefit of the side rails staying in place. It doesn't quite look or feel like a conventional convertible, but none of the negatives that you typically deal with either. Not, only does it maintain the car's integrity, but it barely affects the cars weight as well. It was my first drive in a 500c and in an auto equipped 500, but I barely felt any performance loss between the two transmissions. With the windows up and the roof down,I was still able to hold a quiet conversation in the car on the highway at 70+ mph.
Driving the car, it typically felt more like a giant sunroof. It's only when you move your head to check blind spots that you see and feel the sun everywhere around you. I can't wait to get mine.
I'll keep updating until I die or get banned. Whichever comes first.RD,
I like this thread, and I hope that you keep posting updates.
On the paint, I think that this must be a flaw that should be covered under warranty. As I mentioned in one of my other lengthly rambling posts this evening, having a problem is not the measure of the company, how they deal with the problem is. Go, show, and let's see what they say. Perhaps also mention that you will be updating the many members on this forum....
Could you do that, and get back to us?I didn't back to back autocross the cars or drive them back to back at Road Atlanta or anything near that level of "stress". I didn't really hold back in the drives but I wasn't breaking any laws at the time.
Next thought was the headlights were misaligned from the factory and were shining straight into oncoming eyes. No such luck. I just checked them and they are spot on.