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I noticed that on the new Mustang convertible, when you close a door, the window automatically goes down about an inch (perhaps less) and then goes up again. Apparently, this is to protect the top. I wonder if this feature will also be in the Sol (and of course if this feature actually does protect the top a bit).
 

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Very doubtful, considering the Sol comes standard with crank windows. Those cars won't have any electronic mechanism to automatically operate the windows when the door is opened.
 

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Very doubtful, considering the Sol comes standard with crank windows. Those cars won't have any electronic mechanism to automatically operate the windows when the door is opened.
Good point. I had forgotten about that. I had ordered my Sol with power windows.
 

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Luc said:
...when you close a door, the window automatically goes down about an inch (perhaps less) and then goes up again. Apparently, this is to protect the top. I wonder if this feature will also be in the Sol (and of course if this feature actually does protect the top a bit).
Commonly called window indexing, it doesn't protect the top, so much as make for a better seal, or a better sealing weatherstrip. The weatherstrip can be designed so that it folds over the edge of the window a bit, making for a better seal.
 

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My uncle drives a late 90 something M3 that does this. It's quite a high end feature to be on the Solstice I think. Batman is right though, it has nothing to do with the top, as my uncles car is not a convertible.
 

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The new Mustang hard tops also do it and the currnet BMW 3 Series Coupes as well.... I was always concerned about the long term reliabilty of this "feature", when I owned the 330 Ci.
 
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