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Old 05-29-2008, 11:57 PM   #1
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Dizzy Convertible Aura Spotted

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Old 05-30-2008, 02:47 AM   #2
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While an Aura convertible would be a nice thing to see, I believe what you DID see is an Aura with a 60's style vinyl ( or cloth ) top. Maybe NEXT year???

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Old 05-30-2008, 07:50 AM   #3
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Agree, a fake convertible top, why spend the money.

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Old 05-30-2008, 08:04 AM   #4
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While an Aura convertible would be a nice thing to see, I believe what you DID see is an Aura with a 60's style vinyl ( or cloth ) top. Maybe NEXT year???
If only there was a sarcasm meter when I typed it - thought the lettering on the photo would be enough. I can't imagine why anyone would want to put one of those wind noise creation devices on their car, particularly on a sleek car.

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Old 05-30-2008, 08:14 AM   #5
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This is not a convertible. You can tell that the C pillar is fixed, along with the side chrome strips above the side doors. All this is is fabric to make it look like a conv. I'm not sure why this is still around because it was big a long time ago.

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Old 05-30-2008, 08:38 AM   #6
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Hey Piney, has anyone told you that they don't thaink that is really a convertible yet?

It would have been precious, the look on the guys face at the shop as the owner tries to explain what he wants done with his new Aura.

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Old 05-30-2008, 09:40 AM   #7
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Oy...the retirement community and their bad taste have struck again!

Old people--STOP doing this to your cars! Even if you liked it on your classic Lincoln, it looks horrendous on ANY new car and is a huge waste of money and quick way to ruin the value of your car.

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Old 05-30-2008, 09:44 AM   #8
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only thing worse would be an aura with a mod top like chrysler had in 1969. anyone else remember those?? or am i the only old one here

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Old 05-30-2008, 09:45 AM   #9
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Its called a Landau top. its an upscale vinyl top. they have never looked good on any car ever.

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Old 05-30-2008, 09:47 AM   #10
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but the mod top looked much much worse

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Old 05-30-2008, 09:53 AM   #11
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Hey Piney, has anyone told you that they don't thaink that is really a convertible yet?
I'm getting the feeling that it might be a faux top...

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Old 05-30-2008, 09:57 AM   #12
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Wow, a convertible Aura! And a 4-door one at that!

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Old 05-30-2008, 10:23 AM   #13
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And I love that they paid for the god-awful top, the chrome trim everywhere but left the painted plastic wheelcovers alone! Around Detroit I often see such tragedies with gold seal/white wall tires, gold badging, fabric top and a spoiler! Classy!

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Old 05-30-2008, 10:48 AM   #14
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At first glance, the first 3 characters on the license plate look like "ASS." Quite fitting.

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Old 05-30-2008, 01:37 PM   #15
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I thought the Cadillac CTS I saw with a Landau roof was bad. This takes the cake.

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Old 05-30-2008, 02:00 PM   #16
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Hmmm. All the car lacks is a pink plastic flamingo for a hood ornament.

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Old 05-30-2008, 02:19 PM   #17
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Oh my gosh, this was my worst nightmare... With comments from old people on how they like my car, now this?

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Old 05-30-2008, 02:20 PM   #18
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Try driving down the Dan Ryan on the south side of Chicago. You will see EVERY car possible with a Landau top, 22"+ rims, faux Buick type portholes on the fenders, and chromed out everything from gas filler doors to trunk trim.

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Old 05-30-2008, 02:37 PM   #19
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ive noticed the buick portholes showing up on cars. whats the deal with that? are they just trying to be buicks?

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ive noticed the buick portholes showing up on cars. whats the deal with that? are they just trying to be buicks?
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