American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An automobile designed to look like a convertible but having a rigidly fixed, hard top.
- n. UK the removable roof of a convertible or sports car which is made of a rigid material.
- n. UK a car with such a roof.
- n. a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
“I think the hardtop is a better-looking car than the convertible, but the fun factor no doubt compensates for this Buick's owners.”
“The delivery of the vehicle include a hardtop, which is recommended in the winter instead of the fabric top folds normally used for the Mercedes Benz SL 600. 1.”
“It's cheaper, it's a four-seater and it's a trendy hard top (I'm still a soft-top guy myself, but the hardtop is the one making waves).”
“Like the Sebring, the 200 is the largest four-passenger convertible sold and will be offered with either a folding steel hardtop or a soft top.”
“Audi's R8 GT Spyder is lighter, faster and more powerful than its hardtop counterpart.”
“Other matters of concern: The conventional Murano hardtop has about 32 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats.”
“Chevy's chassis boffins have reinforced the convertible so that it is at least as stiff as the coupe—despite its lacking the cross-bracing rigidity of a hardtop—and the shock and spring rates are just as flinty as the coupe's.”
“Q: I bought a 2010 Infiniti G37 hardtop convertible new about six months ago.”
“Mini Cooper ragtop now using the updated chassis and drivetrain that's been in the hardtop for several years.”
“It's a new generation because it now shares the updated chassis and drivetrain used in the hardtop a couple of years ago.”
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