The top was lowered once when I took delivery of it (December 2011) and once on the first warm Spring day (March 2012). Having traded a flawless, trouble-free 2010 Coupe for it before
reading about the litany of troubles the Convertibles were having since 2011, I never put the top down again. When I sold it, the top was perfect
. Neither a mark nor a wrinkle. It never saw a drop of rain except on the car-carrier from Canada.
She and I parted with 1,300 miles on the odometer. 480 hands-free OnStar minutes.
The photo of the top I posted in this thread was among the dealer's Web photos selling the car. Obviously, whatever maneuvers they put the top through, damaged the 5th Bow.
Why did I sell it? You know the list of potential problems... water management bag, canvas marks and holes, 5th Bow disease, V6 torque converter, rear window regulators, heater core replacement requiring a new windshield, delaminating wheels, passenger-presence-sensor air bag fault, etc, etc.
I didn't want to deal with multiple tops, plus weeks and weeks off the road in the Service Department.
Plus, Camaros have Summer-only tires. Between hibernating and repairs, I wanted to drive a car more often than two months out of a year.
It was the most beautiful car I've ever owned, or ever will own.