Topless drivers polled

2012-08-24 09:16

To go topless or not? A survey conducted by Audi showed that most owners of the German automaker's cabriolet models are reluctant to drop their cars' soft-tops.

British drivers polled revealed that more than half (64%) rarely drive with the roof down - would the same apply to drop-top drivers in South Africa?.


The surprising results out of the UK showed almost half of the owners polled (46%) cited a cabriolet's looks rather than the "wind-in-your-hair" driving as their primary reason for choosing a soft top.

The survey showed female owners were more likely than men to drive in the open air with 39% of female respondents stating they regularly drove with the roof down.

Only 32% of males claimed they prefer to drive with the roof down and 27% claimed they never dropped their roof.

Respondents aged between 25 and 34 were more likely to brave the elements with the roof down.

Audi UK Director Martin Sander said: “Our owners want the choice. Drivers like to know they can drop their roof. They also know that even with the roof up, a soft top car still looks out of the ordinary and highly desirable.”

Do you own a cabriolet? How often do you drop your car's roof, or is it a practise reserved for summer days? Tell us more in the comments section below.

  • Gizmoloid - 2012-08-24 12:54

    I thought this article was about boobs. My bad.

      qungisbindi.mafendana - 2012-08-24 12:59


  • trevorlbennett - 2012-08-24 13:23

    "27% claimed they never dropped their roof." So this group of people payed more for something that they do not use. *SHM*

      brendan.vanderpluym - 2012-08-29 06:50

      Lump them together with the huge majority of 4x4 suv owners hahaha.\r\nIt's their money (hopefully), they can spend as they like :-)

  • art5SA - 2012-08-24 23:40

    I only drive my convertables on SUNNY DAYS... with the top down and a CAP ON of course! Why own a TOPLESS when you can drive it TOPLESS!

  • mogo.naut - 2012-08-26 11:25

    I'd prefer that R8 with a topless babe IN it..

  • graeme.stockwell - 2012-08-27 07:17

    I have a drop top and only put the roof up if it rains Winter summer hot or cold the roof is there just in case

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