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DSCOTY 07: Sports Convertibles
What is Dieselstation's best sports convertible of the year?
BMW M Roadster [ 20 ] ** [40.82%]
Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible [ 4 ] ** [8.16%]
Jaguar XK/XKR Convertible [ 7 ] ** [14.29%]
Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT [ 12 ] ** [24.49%]
Pontiac Solstice GXP/Saturn Sky Redline [ 6 ] ** [12.24%]
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post Nov 23 2006, 01:42 PM
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For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '07 competition, please see this thread.

BMW M Roadster
Base MSRP:
$52,100
Available Engines: 3.2 liter DOHC 24-valve inline-6 with 330 HP and 262 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 3197 lbs.







Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible
Base MSRP:
$45,755
Available Engines: 5.4 liter supercharged DOHC 32-valve V8 with 500 HP and 480 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 4040 lbs.







Jaguar XK/XKR Convertible
Base MSRP:
$81,500
Available Engines: 4.2 liter DOHC 32-valve V8 with 300 HP and 310 ft.-lbs. of torque, 4.2 liter supercharged DOHC 32-valve V8 with 420 HP and 413 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 3759-3924 lbs.







Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT
Base MSRP:
$24,945
Available Engines: 2.0 liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 166 HP and 140 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 2551-2602 lbs.







Pontiac Solstice GXP/Saturn Sky Redline
Base MSRP:
$26,515 (Solstice), $28,425 (Sky)
Available Engines: 2.0 liter turbocharged direct-injection DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 260 HP and 260 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 2976-2990 lbs.





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post Nov 23 2006, 01:54 PM
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Miata, hands down. The retractable hardtop makes it worthy for everyday use all year round.
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post Nov 23 2006, 02:48 PM
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I wish I could vote for two because I love the Miata and Jag equally. In the end I voted Jag, for the extra power, and the sexier styling. I could've just as easily voted Miata for it's more affordable price and the fact that there's a manual. BMW M Roadster was a close second/third.
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post Nov 23 2006, 03:09 PM
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BMW M FTMFW!

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post Nov 23 2006, 05:12 PM
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QUOTE(Phix @ Nov 23 2006, 03:54 PM) *
Miata, hands down. The retractable hardtop makes it worthy for everyday use all year round.


Ditto!
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post Nov 23 2006, 07:23 PM
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Saturn Sky. I'm starting to see these things hitting the streets and they are nice.

You really can't argue with the M3 roadster or the Cobra there. What a tought decision.
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post Nov 23 2006, 07:31 PM
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BMW M Roadster.
2nd- Jag
3rd- Miata
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post Nov 23 2006, 09:50 PM
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Grrr I dunno what I want. Do I want the brilliance of an S54 wrapped in a sharp BMW chassis? Do I want the fun and everday livability of the Miata? Do I want the sexiness of the Solstice? I can't decide for the life of me.
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post Nov 23 2006, 10:06 PM
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BMW was my first choice, with either the Stang or Jag coming in second.
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post Nov 23 2006, 11:53 PM
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Go GM twins!
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post Nov 24 2006, 12:06 AM
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I ended up going for the Solstice and Sky. Word is they're everything the standard models shoulda been and they are sexy and, c'mon, GM needs a pat on the back when they do something well.
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post Nov 24 2006, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Nov 24 2006, 03:06 AM) *
I ended up going for the Solstice and Sky. Word is they're everything the standard models shoulda been and they are sexy and, c'mon, GM needs a pat on the back when they do something well.

I almost voted for them, except after hearing about their transmissions (and I'm usually the GM fanboy!).
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post Nov 24 2006, 09:32 PM
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I'm really surprised the Solstice/Sky are doing better than the GT500...and the same as the Jag shocked.gif
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post Nov 25 2006, 08:04 AM
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I couldn't decide between the BMW or the Miata, but if I had to pick one for myself, it would be the M roadster.
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post Nov 25 2006, 09:19 AM
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500 hp of shelby goodness
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post Dec 2 2006, 07:57 AM
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if i had the money i would have chose the Jag but since i dont i chose the BMW. i love the look of it
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post Dec 3 2006, 01:25 AM
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hahaha dude you have the gayest username ever in the history of the world wtf
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post Dec 3 2006, 05:48 AM
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I saw the XKR Convertible and it was hands-down sexy thing i've seen on the road in a while.




Hence, voted for the XKR.
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post Dec 3 2006, 12:29 PM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Nov 24 2006, 03:06 AM) *
I ended up going for the Solstice and Sky. Word is they're everything the standard models shoulda been and they are sexy and, c'mon, GM needs a pat on the back when they do something well.


word is they've just fixed the power deficit... and the rest still sucks.

QUOTE(iLuBcArZ @ Dec 2 2006, 10:57 AM) *
if i had the money i would have chose the Jag but since i dont i chose the BMW. i love the look of it


something tells me that since you're 13, you don't even have the money for a model of one of these cars.
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