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The rear portion of the Cabrio top – the part right above the tailgate – can be raised for loading, of course.

But since it does lock in the 'raised' position, I wondered if it's even okay to drive around with it raised like that? (With the tailgate closed, of course.)

If so, it would give nice flow-through ventilation on hot days with the top up, and cut back on AC use. Also, it could be useful for hauling items that would otherwise be too long to fit entirely inside the car.
 

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I don't see how it would be any different than driving with the rear glass open. Not sure though if the Cabrio roof trips the dome light like the rear glass being open.


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Only thought is that over time the back glass window might have problems sealing. Reason I think this is because the window is only attached to the top across the bottom and halfway up each side. The window pivots open as the top folds and I wonder if over time the spot at the split between attached and not will weaken and perhaps open up more causing the window to leak or it continues to keep pulling off until it drops the window.
 

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Wish it was safe to drive around with the rear glass hatch open on the coupe... but a) it looks ridiculous, especially with the larger overall size of the rear hatch on the 453, and b) the supports don't seem to like it AT ALL. Any bit of dust and those suckers don't want to retract very nicely.
 
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