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Depends on where you are but major differences are top condition, hold downs, and rear glass (not plastic) window.

Other than that interiors may suffer more sun damage than coupes.

All have some cowl shake (more with top down) but that varies by car.

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Somehow I have three '90s at the moment and while all have some, I would not consider any extreme, Corvairs and Camaros I have had were worse. Hit a bump, feel a little shake, goes away.

Guess it is subjective.

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Somehow I have three '90s at the moment and while all have some, I would not consider any extreme, Corvairs and Camaros I have had were worse. Hit a bump, feel a little shake, goes away.

Guess it is subjective.

Qualifier; I never owned a convertible before.

Was shocked (or shook) the first time I drove mine.

Compared to other models, I'll defer.

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While you are certainly entitled to your opinion, I might mention that since my very first car (a XK-150s Jaguar roadster - then found out why it was more affordable than a TR3 )there has almost always been a convertible of some sort around - smallest was a FIAT 124 Spyder (MGA had a bigger engine), largest was a 67 Pontiac GP GALB.

Of all of those, the Reatta converible is by far the most comfortable even without cocktail shakers. Yes Virginia, there is a bit of a shake on a bump but I have had sedans that were worse. OTOH I am somewhat fanatical about maintenance and any looseness in the suspension is likely to magnify the shake.

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I have owned three Reattas, all coupes. I am considering purchasing a 90 convertible. What, if any, issues should I be concerned on the rag top?

  • With the top down, driving is noisier then any 'vert I've owned.
  • Make sure the glass (not plastic) window is firmly in place. Don't buy a vert where the glass is loose or stitching needs 'repair'. 95% of the time a proper repair can't be made (or it may just be a 'band-aid' repair) and a new top is needed.
  • Make sure the window seals are in good condition to minimize wind noise (with the top up).

Nevertheless, for its era it is one of my favorite cars to take out for a leisurely drive. ..and yes, cowl shake exists (more then on my '75 caprice).

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I'm located 6 miles off 680 on the north side of Omaha.

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