Why would you want to convert to manual...that sucks...before you resort to midieval times with your conv. top...hunt around and find a place that specializes in convertible tops etc...when I had my back window replaced BMW wanted to charge me $300...then I hunted around and found the guy that BMW uses to do this kind of work...he charged me $150! My point is find out how much it costs to fix before you convert. Manual top is also going to bring re-sale value down. Just my 2 cents.
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