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I have started frequenting a Spanish smart forum (no problems noted with seat interference that I have found yet), and have come up with what looks like a potential water leak problem with the cabrió's top (I'm still struggling a little with the translation; others are free to give it a shot.):

"El problema de la capota, es el punto en el que esta se une al tridión por la parte delantera. Es una simple tela sin nada que la sujete contra el tridión. Ni un simple alambre, ni metal, ni nada que la ajuste para que no pase esto."
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"No se si no han podido hacerlo, o no han querido, pero viendo el mecanismo de visabras que lleva la capota, no creo que fuera muy descabellado hacer unas piezas metalicas con forma de visabra que cuando la capota se suba, hagan presión contra la goma del tridión para que no quede la tela suelta, porque queda así, suelta. Y en autopista se oye como la velocidad mueve la tela. No tuve la oportunidad de probarlo con lluvia y viento simultaneo, pero cuando me entregaron el coche, lo primero que hice fué descapotarlo, y todo el mecanismo de hierros que hay a los lados del coche, justo pegado al tridión estaba lleno de gotas, lo cual no es un panorama alentador.

Respecto a la luneta trasera, es de cristal, y como al bajar la parte baja de la capota, se va hacia delante independientemente de la lona, solo está sujera por la parte superior e inferior, quedando los flancos sueltos, y podemos meter la mano tal que así. Me imagino lo que será lavar este coche a presión, o a manguera."
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"Tengo que decir que el coche tenía 4000 km, lo cual no es mucho, y con el poco tiempo que tiene el coche, que era de mayo de este año, ya tiene estos problemas, con el tiempo cuando la tela ceda un poco, puede ser horrible."
 

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Javichanche just led me through the Spanish posting's intent off-line. The concern is about reaching in and swiping things from the back. But there was another concern about water ingress around the rear window when washing the car at a carwash or with a hose. Also of the top fabric loosening in time ("cuando la tela ceda un poco" - "when the fabric stretches a little.")
 

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I have been away from Spain far too long to suit me, and my facility with the language is quickly leaving me. But, this is how I loosey-goosey translate the comments appearing with the photos. !Ayudame Javi...!

"The problem with the top is the point where it meets the tridion at the back. It (the top) is simple fabric with nothing to hold it against the tridion. Neither a simple wire, nor metal, nor nothing to adjust it so that it can’t be opened this way.
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I don’t know if it has been possible to do that, or that they want to, but looking at the frame mechanism that raises the top, I don’t believe that it would be difficult to make some metal pieces similar to the frame so when the top is raised, there is pressure against the weatherstrip of the tridion so that the fabric doesn’t remain loose, because it is like it is, loose. And on the highway one hears the the wind flapping the fabric. I didn’t take the opportunity to test it with rain and wind at the same time, but on my entry into the car, the first time it was lowered, all the steel mechanisms along the side of the car just stuck to the tridion which was filled with (water) drops, which isn’t a pretty sight.

With regard to the rear window, it is glass, and when it is lowered it lowers with the top, going independent of the canvas. It is only attached to the top and bottom, leaving the sides unattached, and it allows inserting a hand like this. I imagine what it would be to clean this car under pressure or a with a hose.
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I have to say that the car has 4,000km, which isn’t much, and with the small time that I have had the car, that was since May of this year, I have had these problems, and with time when the fabric stretches a little, it could be horrible."
 

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Roof Open/Closed

The part of the roof in the first picture does not move with the roof; it is fixed and is always that way.

I have followed the comments** appearing after the original posting on the Spanish forum, and others there have the same concerns, especially the sides of the rear window. Also the bulging, flapping, and loosening of the top.

**My command of the language has now fallen to rudimentary at best, and many of the comments contain unfamiliar coloquilisms; they often don't speak with Rey (King) Juan Carlos' Castillano correctness. It has been arduous, but if I don't try to mentally translate word-for-word, I can get the gist of it.
 
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